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Airfield details

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Airfield name Bedford Aerodrome
ICAO code EGBF
Aerodrome co-ordinates RWY Centre: 521357.3N 0002643.9W
RWY 26 Threshold: 521359.9N 0002618.6W
RWY 08 Threshold: 521354.8N 0002709.2W
Elevation 270ft AMSL
Runway 26/08
Category 2C; 1095m long, 29m wide
Runway surface Concrete
Licensing status Licensed airfield for daytime VFR use only
Declared distances
 
Runway Designator TORA (m) TODA (m) ASDA (m) LDA (m)
08 1071 1150 1150 972
26 972 1032 1032 1035

 
Circuits 1000 ft AGL to the south only
Fire Cover Up to RFF Category 2 available on request
Radio Bedford Radio 119.025 (normally manned by arrangement only)
Lighting Nil
Navaids None
Operating hours By arrangement, strictly PPR, daytime
Fuel Nil
Customs 24 hours PNR
Hangarage Nil
Maintenance Nil
Landing Fees Unlicensed: £50 single, £100 twin (incl VAT)
Licensed: Subject to requirements, on request
No charge to visitors to Bedford Autodrome when operating unlicensed

 

Aerodrome Regulations

  • Aerodrome licensed only when specifically requested and confirmed, otherwise operates unlicensed
  • No circuit training permitted
  • No practised forced landings permitted
  • Pilots are responsible for the safety and conduct of their passengers whilst airside at this aerodrome
  • Aerodrome not available to microlights
  • Aerodrome not available to aircraft unable to communicate by radio
  • Aerodrome only recently licensed so some published information may not be available

 

Aerodrome Warnings

  • Bedford Aerodrome forms the eastern 1100m of the original RAE Bedford 3000m runway. On the disused western part of the runway intensive car storage takes place. There is a fence at the western end of the new Bedford Aerodrome runway.
  • Occasional helicopter movements to Bedford Autodrome helipad 1 nm from runway
  • Aerodrome is a major landmark in the area and frequently used as a VRP
  • Aircraft using the instrument approach procedure for Cranfield may be overhead at an altitude of 2500 ft
  • Visiting aircraft should contact Cranfield Approach on 122.850 for traffic co-ordination purposes

 

Arrival Instructions

  • All arrivals must be on runway 08 unless wind prevents this
  • Any 26 arrivals must comply with the noise abatement procedures and runway approach plan here
  • EGBF is VFR only - IFR traffic must either make an initial approach to Cranfield and position to EGBF after cloud break, or cancel IFR and continue VFR
  • VFR traffic must contact Cranfield Approach on 122.850 at least 10 miles before arrival at EGBF
  • IFR traffic must co-ordinate with Cranfield Approach on 122.850 at least 15 miles before arrival at EGBF
  • All traffic to call Bedford Radio on 119.025 at least 5 miles before arrival at EGBF
  • Bedford Radio may be unmanned if operating unlicensed - make blind calls
  • If inbound from outside the UK, pilots must ensure the GAR requirements are complied with as here
  • On landing please use taxiway A or B to Stand A
  • Please call 01234 332400 to arrange collection from the Aerodrome upon landing

PalmerSport event guest flights

  • In order that ground transport to the adjacent Bedford Autodrome can be waiting, before taking off for EGBF please contact Bedford Aerodrome on 01234 332400 or 07889 412576 to confirm your landing time

 

Departure Instructions

  • All departures must be on runway 26 unless wind prevents this
  • Any 08 departures must comply with the noise abatement procedures and runway approach plan here
  • When departing runway 26, climb straight ahead to 1000 ft AGL
  • If it is necessary to depart runway 08, turn right 20 deg asap after take off and climb 1000 ft AGL
  • Bedford Radio may be unmanned if operating unlicensed - make blind calls
  • VFR departures should call Cranfield Approach on 122.850 immediately on departure
  • Aircraft should not climb above 1500ft on QNH unless talking to Cranfield Aproach
  • IMPORTANT - Cranfield IFR traffic may be overhead EGBF at altitude 2500ft
  • IFR flight plans should be faxed to Cranfield ATC on 01234 754785 before departure
  • For IFR departures pilots should call Cranfield ATC on 01234 754761 immediately prior to departure
  • All departures must avoid the Cranfield instrument approach and ATZ
  • If departing to outside the UK, pilots must ensure the GAR requirements are complied with as here


PalmerSport event guest flights

  • If you are attending our PalmerSport event please let your Team Leader know at the end of the day your preferred departure time so that ground transport can be arranged and aerodrome personnel informed