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Royal Air Force Cranwell : introduction

Cranwell Airport, known as Royal Air Force Cranwell, is open to civil, commercial and military air traffic.

Located 2 km from the centre of Cranwell, it can accommodate turboprops, very light jets, midsize, long-range, heavy and commercial aircraft.

AEROAFFAIRES tells you everything you need to know about planning your flight from RAF Cranwell Airport.


History of Cranwell Airport

  • 1915 : The Admiralty requisitioned 10km2 of land from the Marquis of Bristol’s estate.
  • 1916 : The Royal Naval Air Service is formed.
  • 1917 : A railway station is built to serve the airport on a new branch line.
  • 1918 : The Royal Air Force becomes independent.
  • 1919 : Royal Air Force College Cranwell is formed as RAF College.

Practical information about RAF Cranwell

RAF Cranwell has four runways.

Coordinates for RAF Cranwell Airport

  • Airport Code : EGYD
  • Latitude : 53° 01′ 49″ N
  • Longitude : 0° 28′ 59″ W
  • Altitude : 66 metres
  • Runway lengths : 761m, 761m, 1462m and 2082m.

This airport can accommodate private aircraft.

Location & access to RAF Cranwell Airport

  • Address : RAF College, Byards Leap, Cranwell, Sleaford NG34 8HB, UK
  • Coordinates : 53° 01′ 49″ North / 0° 28′ 59″ West
  • Altitude : 66m

Located 2km from Cranwell, it will take you approximately 3 minutes to reach by car from the town.

If you wish, AEROAFFAIRES can arrange your transfer by hiring a car with a private driver.

Recommendations on the airport's surroundings

Where to stay ?

During your stay, hotels and guest houses are available to accommodate you. However, AEROAFFAIRES recommends that you book a room at the Belton Woods Hotel, located in Grantham, about 15 minutes from the airport.

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