Bedford Aerodrome is a licensed airfield owned and
operated by MotorSport Vision Ltd (MSV).
It is formed from the eastern 1100m of the original Royal
Aeronautical Establishment (RAE) Bedford Ministry of Defence
aerodrome, which featured a massive 2 mile long, 90m wide main
runway. The remaining western end of the original runway is now
used for intensive car storage and is not owned by MSV.
Bedford Aerodrome mainly serves visitors to the adjacent Bedford
Autodrome motorsport circuit, but is available to other users on
request. With approximately 1000m of usable runway, it is capable
of accommodating Public Transport flights up to King Air B200, and
light jets operated privately, subject to the pilot's
Visitors will normally be provided with a handling service and
VIP shuttle to and from the Bedford Autodrome circuit complex.
Accurate information regarding updated landing and departure times
is therefore important.
Bedford Aerodrome is located in a very
noise sensitive area, so it is imperative that the Noise
Abatement Procedures are fully understood and complied
All arrivals must be on runway 08 and departures on runway 26
unless wind prevents this.
Bedford Aerodrome is a CAA licensed airfield though normally
operates unlicenced unless specifically requested and approved.
Please note that road access to Bedford Aerodrome is
not straightforward and must be co-ordinated with MSV. In general
visitors by road will approach to the Bedford Autodrome main
office, and then be escorted to the apron areas via the motorsport
circuits, which may be active. The airfield can also be accessed by
the southern perimeter road, subject to prior arrangement with