Stag Lane Aerodrome

Stag Lane Aerodrome was a private aerodrome between 1915 and 1933 located in Edgware, London, UK.

History

The land for an aerodrome was purchased by the "London & Provincial Aviation Company" during October 1915. The company used the aerodrome for flying training during the First World War. London & Provincial ceased flying in July 1919 after a dispute with Department of Civil Aviation (see United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority), which refused them a licence.

Stag Lane became the main base of The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited in 1920. Former wartime aircraft were refurbished in the early years, and the company designed and built large numbers of aircraft at Stag Lane in the 1920s and early 1930s. In 1934 the company moved to a larger factory and airfield at Hatfield Aerodrome, Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Stag Lane Aerodrome was sold for housing development in 1933, though a small 15 acre site was retained as a factory and offices for The de Havilland Engine Company Limited. The last flight from the airfield was a de Havilland Hornet Moth in July 1934.

Aircraft built at Stag Lane

*Cierva C.24 Autogiro
*de Havilland DH.34
*de Havilland DH.50
*de Havilland DH.51
*de Havilland DH.53 Humming Bird
*de Havilland DH.60 Moth/Gypsy Moth
*de Havilland DH.61 Giant Moth
*de Havilland DH.65 Hound
*de Havilland DH.66 Hercules
*de Havilland DH.71 Tiger Moth
*de Havilland DH.75 Hawk Moth
*de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
*de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
*de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
*de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
*de Havilland DH.86 Express

References

*cite book |last= Smith|first= Ron|authorlink= |coauthors= |title= British Built Aircraft - Greater London|year= 2002|publisher= Tempus Publishing|location= Stroud|isbn=0 7524 2770 9


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