Wellesbourne Airfield Photo Gallery

(Updated 12-05-17)

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Duke of Edinburgh's visit to open the airfield on 13-03-81. He piloted the Andover XS789


Duke of Edinburgh's visit to open the airfield on 13-03-81


Air Atlantique used the field as a temporary base around 1980

Two Vulcans and the Red Arrows at the June 2009 Wings and Wheels day (Thanks to J Miller)

Visiting PC12 from Lausanne on 07-12-16 (Thanks Paul S)

Executive aircraft on 'B' Photo by Paul S (27-01-17)

Piper PA-31 N3544M visiting on Thu 11th May from a grass strip near Peterborough (Photo: P. Singleton)
 

Flooding (March 2016)

Flooding (March 2016)

Flooding around Charlecote Park (March 2016)

Couple of visitors on 07/06/16, a King Air 200 and an Evans VP-1 (Thanks Paul S)

Vulcans XH558 & XM655 together for the last time? (Credit: Callum Owen)

PA31 G-VIPP (01-09-15)

DH Dove G-DHDV (25-09-15)

TBM-900 N900XH (27-03-15)

Visiting Piper Malibu Jetprop - Thanks to Alan S (04-06-14)

Piaggio P180 HB-LTN departing to Lugano - Photo by Lee I (19-06-14)

Visiting Belgian PA28 Photo by Lee I (18-06-14)

Visiting Hurricane G-HHII. 1940's style! - 12 Mar 2015 (Thanks DC)

Visiting PC-12 OY-NBS -Thanks to Lee I (14-01-14)
 

Two Citations on the Apron - Thanks to Lee (March 2014)

Belgian Beech Bonanza -
Thanks to Lee (March 2014)
 

Visiting Embraer Phenom - Thanks Lee (04-04-14)

Brazilian Embraer Phenom PT-TOH (16-05-13)

Brazilian Embraer Phenom PT-TOH (16-05-13)

Visiting Apache (10th April 2013)

Visiting Air Harrods A109 G-FUFU - Thanks to AS (20-06-13)
 
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J4 Cub and Dutch C172 divert in on 18-12-12 (Photo by AS)

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The runway and taxiway stands out well in the snow (24-01-13) - Thanks to Peter Taylor for the two snow photos
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First day of fixed-wing movements after five days of snow (24-01-13)

Visiting Sportcruiser with 'Rat' graphics! - Thanks DC (06-03-13)
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Visiting Alouette II (Photo by KE Sep 2012)
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P40M Kittyhawk G-KITT on a flypast (Photo by KE Sep 2012)
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Visiting German PA28 on 19-09-12 (Thanks DC)
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Visiting Shorts Skyvan from Weston-on-the-Green (Oct 2012)
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Visiting Cassutt Racer III
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Visiting DA42 F-GUPM (June 2012)
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Visiting Hurricane G-HHII (July 2012)
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen visits in his S76 (02-08-12)
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Visiting Cessna 303 G-UILT (Mar 2012)
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Visiting Eurocopter EC155B M-XHEC (17-05-12)
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Vulcan fast taxi run 17-06-12 (Thanks to William H)
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Vulcan fast taxi run 17-06-12 (Thanks to William H)
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Visiting Super King Air 200 in the snow (Feb 2012)
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SR22 divert from Halfpenny Green (Feb 2012)
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Visiting EC130 G-SASY (27-02-12)
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Diverted R66 N66MV (March 2012)
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Two new fuel pumps installed (Dec 2011)
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Another welcome visit from Kittyhawk G-KITT (Dec 2011)
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Visiting Navajo G-BWHF (Dec 2011)
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Visiting PA34 G-FBPL (Dec 2011)
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Visiting SportCruiser G-JHDD (Dec 2011)
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Visiting Beech A23 G-TAMS (Dec 2011)

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Visiting EC120B G-KLNP  (Jan 2012)

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Wartime hangar demolition(Jan 2011)
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Air Harrods S-92A Helibus G-LAWX (19-11-11)
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AS50 Squirrel G-OMCC (25-11-11)
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Visiting P68 Observer 2 (Dec 2011)
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Visiting Tecnam P2006T from Wycombe (Dec 2011)
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Visiting Be200 King Air 20th September 2011
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Visiting GA8 Airvan (21-09-11)
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Visiting S76 from Warwick Races (02-11-11)
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EC120 diverted from p Green (03-11-11)

Two Vulcans and the Red Arrows at the 2009 Wings and Wheels day (Thanks to J Miller)

Formation flying and aero's aircraft 21-05-09 (Thanks to Rob M)

Formation flying and aero's aircraft 21-05-09 (Thanks to Rob M)

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Tower & Cafe

Vulcan Cockpit 

The Museum

The Museum

Visiting Shorts Skyvan from Weston on the Green (24-02-10)

S92 G-LAWX diverted in on the 21st November 2009

Visiting Dornier 28 on the 17th November 2009

Brief visit by an Army Apache on the 28th September 2009


Two visiting Prentice aircraft, G-AOLK & G-APJB (27-09-09)


The 'Flyer Forum' Fly-In attracted around 20 visitors on the 12th September 2009


Beech 90 King Air M-OTOR was a welcome visitor on the 16th September 2009

Visiting J5A Piper Cub on a sunny August day in 2009 (Thanks to Steve Franklin)


German registered Cessna 208 Caravan on a local parachuting detail with the Red Devils June 2009


Antonov AN2 HA-MKF was based for 2 weeks May / June 2009, seen here landing Runway 36


5 German a/c fly in on 9th June 2009


Nord 1002/ME08 G-ETME  on a low pass over the airfield (2nd June 2009)


A selection of aerobatic aircraft for the On-Track Trophy (22nd May 2009)


DH84 Dragon G-ECAN was a welcome visitor on 29-04-09

Celebrity pilot Joe Pasquale visits on the 8th April 2009

After the snow came the floods (Feb 10th 2009)


Two of the 3 Citations that visited on the 30th January 2009


Unusual visitor on the 21st Jan 2009 was this Turbine Islander from Finmere

Flash flooding hits the airfield on the 13th December 2008

Flash flooding hits the airfield on the 13th December 2008

Flash flooding hits the airfield on the 13th December 2008

Sky News Heli makes a short stop on 18th December 2008

Arena owned Heli calls in for fuel

Commander 114B D-EWAT was a visitor from Blackbushe on 9th December 2008

Recharging stop for these WPD Helicopters, they did a short circuit to land.......

The airfield's new Fire Appliance arrives October 2008

The airfield's new Fire Appliance arrives October 2008

Sir Ian Botham at the airfield after his Charity Walk around Charlecote Park on the 14th October 2008, raising money and awareness for Leukaemia Research. The airfield donated 200, which was used to refuel Ian's helicopter that flew him to his next walk venue.

Eurocopter EC135 G-RWLA shows of her attractive paint scheme at Heli Air (Photo by Graeme Lovell)

James May from BBC's Top Gear visits on the 12th July 2008 with his Super Decathlon G-OCOK (Photo by JLS)

Jet wash June 2008

Partenavia P64B Oscar visiting from Swansea 13th May 2008

DC3 N1944A on a flypast  (21-04-08)

Spitfire G-MKXI on a low pass on 8th April 2008

Based PA32, now with a UK registration (ex SX-ARP)

Gazelle visiting on 31st March 2008

Visiting Gemini on 31st March 2008

West Mids Police Eurocopter EC135 calls in

Visiting Merlin from RAF Benson - 12th Feb 2008 (Photo by JLS)

Cross Aviation's new Excel looking smart in the winter sunshine (Photo by JLS)

First landing for Cross Aviation's new Citation XLS - 11th Feb 2008

G-MKXI Spitfire PR11 visits on a sunny 8th Feb 2008

3 smart machines on the apron

The apron being used whilst the grass was waterlogged, dominated by Thomsonfly aircraft (22nd Jan 2008)

Dauphin II visiting on New Year's Eve 2007

3rd Dec 2007

Busy 'B' Apron

Runway 18/36 looking good after the December 2007 work

Colourful sunrise - 11th December 2007

New based PA32 after arrival from Greece - 6th December 2007

December gales 2007

Visiting P40 Kittyhawk G-KITT from North Weald - Nov 2007

First Manx registered a/c to visit - Nov 2007

Autumnal fog obscuring the hill - Nov 2007

Visiting Cessna 195A - September 2007

Formation flying practice August 2007

DC6 flypast July 2007

Texan August 2007 (Photo by JLS)

Rapide on pleasure flights August 2007 (Photo by JLS)

Robin HR200 on a run and break August 2007 (Photo by JLS)

Probably the worst flooding ever at the airfield, as seen on this webcam view from 20th July 2007

Probably the worst flooding ever at the airfield, as seen on this webcam view from 20th July 2007

Pollly Vacher arriving at 15:00 on the 14th June on her Wings Around Britain voyage.

Crowds gather around Polly

Barbeque during the British Aerobatics Association Competition

Barbeque Formation

Looks real, but this is a half scale at the airfield barbeque June 2007 (Photo by JLS)

Looks real, but this is a half scale at the airfield barbeque June 2007 (Photo by JLS)

Michael Owen's Dauphin II

Local vintage aircraft

Local vintage aircraft

Local vintage aircraft

Visiting P51 G-SIJJ on 7th November 2005


Visiting Spitfire, G-BKMI on departure 14-08-05


Another visiting Spitfire, G-MKXI on 09-10-05

Diverted EC135 en route to Oxford

A Slight mishap in Strong Winds! September 2005


One of Three Dutch Based EC-120s Visiting for refuel, September 2005


One of Three Dutch Based EC-120s Visiting for refuel, September 2005

Yak invasion 22nd August 2005 (6 Yak 50s divert in for fuel)

Visiting Spitfire from Filton on 14th August 2005

XM655 performing a fast taxi down runway 18 on 19th June 2005. Thanks to Michael Baldock for supplying the photo.


1st visit of a DA-42 Twin Star

 


1st visit of a DA-42 Twin Star

Prentice G-APJB on 27th August 2004

Visiting Rapide on 27th August 2004

spring cleaning with Rise & Shine March 2005

Wintry scenes in February 2005

Sunrise on a frosty January morning 2005

A happy Adam from Wellesbourne Aviation after his 1st solo on his 16th Birthday!
(12 years later, he is flying Emirates A380s!)


Based aircraft from 2003/2004


Based aircraft from 2003/2004

ATR 42 training from Coventry

The Airfield's Tacr2 Fire Appliance

Aerial shots


Citations parked on the new apron (2004)   


Citations parked on the new apron (2004)