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Landing Farnborough Airport, UK
Landing Farnborough Airport, UK
Published: 2011/04/26
Channel: Mervyn Broadway
4K video Boeing 747-8F Early morning departure Farnborough airport CargoLogicAir
4K video Boeing 747-8F Early morning departure Farnborough airport CargoLogicAir
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: TopFelya
The TAG Farnborough Experience
The TAG Farnborough Experience
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: TAG Farnborough
TAG Farnborough Experience Movie
TAG Farnborough Experience Movie
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: Tag Farnborough
Flying the Legacy 600 Farnborough (EGLF) to Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM)
Flying the Legacy 600 Farnborough (EGLF) to Amsterdam Schiphol (EHAM)
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: Tommy Griffiths
Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Airport
Published: 2009/11/10
Channel: Manchester Evening News
A350 & A380 Together at Farnborough Airport.
A350 & A380 Together at Farnborough Airport.
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: Wonkabar007
Inception (2010) Location - Farnborough Airport, Business Aviation Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire
Inception (2010) Location - Farnborough Airport, Business Aviation Centre, Farnborough, Hampshire
Published: 2017/09/12
Channel: UK Movie Locations
My Day at Farnborough International Airshow 2016 | Qatar Exec. + A380, A350, G650...
My Day at Farnborough International Airshow 2016 | Qatar Exec. + A380, A350, G650...
Published: 2016/07/18
Channel: Dantorp Aviation
Surveillance aircraft "Spy plane" Grobe G520 NG "Eye in the Sky" landing at Farnborough airport
Surveillance aircraft "Spy plane" Grobe G520 NG "Eye in the Sky" landing at Farnborough airport
Published: 2015/03/30
Channel: TopFelya
Farnborough Airport takeoffs and arrivals
Farnborough Airport takeoffs and arrivals
Published: 2017/06/09
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Landing in Farnborough Intl. Airport (EGLF), UK/ Посадка в Фарнборо.
Landing in Farnborough Intl. Airport (EGLF), UK/ Посадка в Фарнборо.
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Business Aviation Crew Channel
Landing on a beautiful spring day UK, Pilots View, Farnborough. G450
Landing on a beautiful spring day UK, Pilots View, Farnborough. G450
Published: 2015/08/21
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Gulfstream g650 at Farnborough airport London 2014
Gulfstream g650 at Farnborough airport London 2014
Published: 2014/05/01
Channel: TopFelya
Perfect landing VistaJet Global 5000 at Farnborough Airport
Perfect landing VistaJet Global 5000 at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2014/11/27
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Tecnam from Blackbushe Airport to Farnborough Airport
Tecnam from Blackbushe Airport to Farnborough Airport
Published: 2014/07/18
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Aircraft Embraer Legacy 600 (D AVIB) takeoff Farnborough Airport London
Aircraft Embraer Legacy 600 (D AVIB) takeoff Farnborough Airport London
Published: 2015/06/09
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TAG Farnborough Airport
TAG Farnborough Airport
Published: 2017/04/11
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Taking off from Farnborough Airport in a private Cessna Citation XLS Plus jet.
Taking off from Farnborough Airport in a private Cessna Citation XLS Plus jet.
Published: 2016/12/12
Channel: A King
Airbus Display Team, Flying A380 A350 & A400M  at Farnborough Airport
Airbus Display Team, Flying A380 A350 & A400M at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/07/20
Channel: Wonkabar007
🇺🇸 Impressive New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Flying Over Farnborough Airport.
🇺🇸 Impressive New Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Flying Over Farnborough Airport.
Published: 2014/07/15
Channel: Wonkabar007
Impressive formation takeoff Red Arrows at Farnborough airport
Impressive formation takeoff Red Arrows at Farnborough airport
Published: 2016/06/25
Channel: TopFelya
Plane Spotting At Farnborough (EGLF) ✈ [1080P HD]
Plane Spotting At Farnborough (EGLF) ✈ [1080P HD]
Published: 2016/02/14
Channel: C&S Aviation
Gulfstream Aerospace G550 soft landing at Farnborough airport
Gulfstream Aerospace G550 soft landing at Farnborough airport
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: TopFelya
Slow Mo Aircrafts Gulfstream G550 Airbus a319 Bombardier Challenger Farnborough airport
Slow Mo Aircrafts Gulfstream G550 Airbus a319 Bombardier Challenger Farnborough airport
Published: 2016/04/30
Channel: TopFelya
Winchfield to Farnborough Airport
Winchfield to Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Adrian Oates
Emotional final flypast Vulcan Bomber XH558 at Farnborough Airport | 4K Video
Emotional final flypast Vulcan Bomber XH558 at Farnborough Airport | 4K Video
Published: 2015/10/11
Channel: TopFelya
Landing at Farnborough 17/07/2014
Landing at Farnborough 17/07/2014
Published: 2014/07/17
Channel: 82czacha
[Plane Spotting] Airbus Industrie A380-800 landing at Farnborough Airport
[Plane Spotting] Airbus Industrie A380-800 landing at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: One World Flyer
Typhoon departing Farnborough Airport
Typhoon departing Farnborough Airport
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Harry Benady-Shemilt
Gove - MFGDS - Farnborough Airport and Deepcut
Gove - MFGDS - Farnborough Airport and Deepcut
Published: 2012/10/27
Channel: SurreyHeathResidents
Farnborough Airport Chauffeurs
Farnborough Airport Chauffeurs
Published: 2016/05/04
Channel: The London Chauffeur Company Ltd
Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus A350 Landing at Farnborough Airport
Farnborough Air Show 2016 - Airbus A350 Landing at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/07/11
Channel: Luca Gibson
Red Arrows Return To Farnborough Airport from Goodwood - 01/07/17
Red Arrows Return To Farnborough Airport from Goodwood - 01/07/17
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: Luc Carter
Braathens Regional Airways Departing Farnborough Airport
Braathens Regional Airways Departing Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Thomas Hill
Impressive formation takeoff Red Arrows at Farnborough airport
Impressive formation takeoff Red Arrows at Farnborough airport
Published: 2017/09/15
Channel: Shane Rodriquez
Vulcan bomber over Farnborough airport October 2015
Vulcan bomber over Farnborough airport October 2015
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: Alison Bunce
Farnborough airport
Farnborough airport
Published: 2013/02/17
Channel: fourpint
Red Arrows at Farnborough Airport 26th of june 2015
Red Arrows at Farnborough Airport 26th of june 2015
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: AJ Goss Film Productions
Portuguese Air Force departing Farnborough Airport
Portuguese Air Force departing Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Thomas Hill
Boeing 727 Oil Spill Response Landing at Farnborough Airport
Boeing 727 Oil Spill Response Landing at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Lifemovements
Avro Vulcan - At Farnborough Airport
Avro Vulcan - At Farnborough Airport
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: Lukasz Biernat
F-18 Fighter Jet Takeoff From Farnborough Airport
F-18 Fighter Jet Takeoff From Farnborough Airport
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: Lifemovements
fire training at farnborough airport
fire training at farnborough airport
Published: 2010/04/13
Channel: mark shipman
London Heliport (Battersea) to Farnborough Airport by Helicopter
London Heliport (Battersea) to Farnborough Airport by Helicopter
Published: 2016/06/05
Channel: Atlas Helicopters
Farnborough Airshow 2014: NATS ATC Talks Air Display Validation
Farnborough Airshow 2014: NATS ATC Talks Air Display Validation
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: AviationWeek
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Brandon O'Reilly, CEO, TAG Farnborough Airport at NBAA - Luxury terminal & coffee from your iPad
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: GearUp TV
A380 at Farnborough Airport July 2014
A380 at Farnborough Airport July 2014
Published: 2014/08/03
Channel: Dionato Souza
Techniques d
Techniques d'Avant Garde TAG AVIATION FARNBOROUGH AIRPORT Mansour Akram Ojjeh Exposé
Published: 2016/05/28
Channel: Carroll Trust
Boeing 737s (BBJs) at Farnborough Airport
Boeing 737s (BBJs) at Farnborough Airport
Published: 2013/01/08
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Farnborough Airport
TAG London Farnborough Airport
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Summary
Airport type Private
Owner Techniques d'Avant Garde (TAG)
Operator TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd.
Serves Farnborough, Aldershot
Location Farnborough, Rushmoor, Hampshire
Elevation AMSL 238 ft / 73 m
Coordinates 51°16′31″N 000°46′39″W / 51.27528°N 0.77750°W / 51.27528; -0.77750Coordinates: 51°16′31″N 000°46′39″W / 51.27528°N 0.77750°W / 51.27528; -0.77750
Website www.tagaviation.com
Map
EGLF is located in Hampshire
EGLF
EGLF
Location in Hampshire
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 2,440 8,005 Asphalt
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]

Farnborough Airport or TAG London Farnborough Airport (IATA: FABICAO: EGLF) (previously called RAE Farnborough, ICAO Code EGUF) is an operational business/executive general aviation airport in Farnborough, Rushmoor, Hampshire, England. The 310-hectare (770-acre) airport covers about 8% of Rushmoor's land area.[2]

Farnborough Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P864) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (TAG Farnborough Airport Limited).[3]

The first powered flight in Britain was at Farnborough on 5 October 1908, when Samuel Cody took off in his British Army Aeroplane No 1.

The airfield is the home of the Farnborough Airshow which is held in even numbered years. It is also home to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch, part of the Department for Transport.

History[edit]

Farnborough Airport has a long history, beginning at the start of the 20th century with the creation of His Majesty's Balloon Factory and the first powered flight in Britain in 1908.[4] This subsequently became the Royal Aircraft Establishment, a connection which continues in the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust museum.

Farnborough airfield and RAE was bombed by Germany during World War II, on 13 August 1940 by a flight of Junkers Ju 88s.[5]

The civil enclave was operated by Farnborough Business Aviation until 2003, when the Ministry of Defence stopped operations at Farnborough. All experimental aircraft were moved to MoD Boscombe Down; the airport was taken over by TAG Aviation. Commercial defence research by research firm QinetiQ continues in the adjoining Cody Technology Park.

Farnborough Airfield appeared in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace, as the Austrian airport from which Bond flies.[6][7] The airfield was also a location for the 2010 film Inception.[7]

Infrastructure[edit]

Full-scale model of the Gloster E.28/39 displayed as a gate guardian recalling the early days of the airfield as a research establishment

After TAG took control of the airport from the MOD, it invested in a series of new infrastructure projects, including a new radar unit and a resurfaced runway. The most striking new constructions were a new control tower, a large hangar unit, and finally a brand new terminal building that opened in 2006, all designed by Reid Architecture and Buro Happold. The designs won a series of awards, and were nominated for Building of the Year by Building magazine in 2007. The terminal was formally opened by HRH Prince Andrew.

Operations[edit]

TAG Aviation is a multinational business aviation operator, with aircraft based in Farnborough, Switzerland and Madrid. Business aviation has grown from a low level in 1989 to around 23,000 movements in 2013.

The airport is home to a number of the UK's largest business jet companies, including Gama Aviation, Executive Jet Charter and Bookajet.

Farnborough Airport sees the bulk of its traffic from conventional business jets. The airport is also popular with operators of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing BBJ and Airbus A319CJ; however, the use of these types is heavily restricted, with nothing larger than a BBJ2 permitted except during the airshow.[citation needed]

The airport's only scheduled services are private and are operated by BAE Systems, whose headquarters are next to the airport: it operates an Embraer 135 on a twice-daily shuttle service to Warton Aerodrome, Monday–Thursday, and a single Embraer 135 shuttle flight to Warton on Fridays. BAE also operates a Beechcraft King Air 200 to Walney Island. This service runs 1–4 times a day Monday–Friday.

Farnborough Airport was the operations base for Citelynx, now defunct.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has its head office in Farnborough House,[8] located in a compound within Farnborough Airport.[9]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

During the Farnborough Airshow on 6 September 1952, a de Havilland Sea Vixen crashed.[10] Following a demonstration of its ability to break the sound barrier, the aircraft disintegrated, killing 31 people, including the crew of two: test pilot and record breaker John Derry and Tony Richards.[10] This incident led to major changes to the safety regulations for air shows in the UK.[10]

During the 4 September 1984 Farnborough Airshow, a de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo was destroyed when it struck Runway 25 during landing after a steep short-final descent while demonstrating its STOL capabilities to spectators and customers. The nose-gear collapsed, followed by failure of the wing spar on both sides near the fuselage, both propellers shedding blades and the wrecked aircraft skidding to a halt on the runway. The two crew and one passenger survived the crash; nobody else was injured. The accident was attributed to pilot error, with gusty wind conditions as a major factor.[11]

Opposition to airport expansion[edit]

The airport was originally restricted to 28,000 movements each year, of which no more than 2,500 were permitted at weekends. In October 2005, TAG applied to Rushmoor Borough Council to have the weekend limit raised to 5,000 movements. The application was initially refused, but allowed by the Government on appeal in March 2008 after a Public Inquiry. A further application for an increase in the overall limit to 50,000 movements per annum was refused by Rushmoor Borough Council in 2009 and an appeal against this refusal was heard in May 2010. In February 2011 the joint Secretaries of State decided to uphold the planning appeal and allow 50,000 annual movements, phased in until 2019.[12] The neutrality of the government was questioned by the Green Party of England and Wales after Eric Pickles, local government minister, attended a lobbying dinner where TAG chief executive, Brandon O'Reilly was present.[13]

Opposition to the business airport has been chronicled by Blackwater Environmental Justice, and Farnborough Aerodrome Residents Association (FARA) was formed by the local community to oppose the airport expansion.

Since the peak in 2007, the number of landings and take-offs covered by the planning consent has fallen by 14%.[14] However, in February 2014 TAG Farnborough applied for controlled airspace to allow business jets to operate at lower levels as far as the South Downs to allow greater predictability for its clients.[15] Opponents of this proposal state that a far larger number of other flights will then divert into a hazardous bottle-neck to the west, causing a serious risk of collisions, increased noise and increased emissions of carbon dioxide.[16] The closing date for comments on TAG's proposal was extended, after TAG failed to record and acknowledge anything for five days.[15][17]

Aviation enthusiast scheme[edit]

To promote a closer working relationship with local aviation enthusiasts, Hampshire Police established an Aviation/Airport Watch Scheme. Originally run by the airport operator, this is now run under the auspices of Project Pegasus.[18]

Membership does not give any additional rights compared to other members of the public but facilitates frequent contact between the police and enthusiasts. The scheme has previously arranged visits for members to TAG Farnborough Airport, providing airside access and brief chats with representatives of TAG Aviation. It has also been able to provide viewing areas before, during and after the Farnborough Air Show to members.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farnborough - EGLF
  2. ^ "Rushmoor Local Plan Review (1996-2011)." Rushmoor. Adopted August 2000. 125 (1/39). Retrieved on 30 September 2010.
  3. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Farnborough — Towns and Villages in Hampshire". Visit Hampshire. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Fowler, Omar (4 August 2005) [1940]. Freeman, Lin; derbycsv, eds. "BBC - WW2 People's War - 1940". BBC Online (bbc.co.uk). London: BBC. OCLC 40412104. Archived from the original on 16 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Barracks and Airport provide location for Bond film". Get Hampshire. 30 October 2008. Archived from the original on 13 September 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Farnborough Airport — Private Jet Charter". Archived from the original on 23 May 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Additional information." Air Accidents Investigation Branch. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  9. ^ "DIRECTORATE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES REPORT NO.PLN0548 SECTION C." Rushmoor Borough Council. 20 July 2005. Retrieved on 19 October 2010.
  10. ^ a b c "On This Day - 1952: Dozens die in air show tragedy." BBC News, 6 September 1952.
  11. ^ Aviation-Safety.net accident synopsis, C-GCTC Retrieved 17 March 2011
  12. ^ TAG Farnborough Website Retrieved 10 March 2011
  13. ^ Green Party News: Brighton and Hove Greens lead the way in refusing to be bullied into freezing council tax Retrieved 2 February 2012
  14. ^ "Rushmoor Borough Council Airport Monitoring". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "TAG Farnborough Airspace Change Proposal". Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  16. ^ "Alton Herald". 27 March 2014. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  17. ^ "TAG's ACP Consultation web-site". Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  18. ^ "Project Pegasus Scheme details". Retrieved 17 June 2015. 

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