RAF Lyneham

Historical approach and aerodrome charts

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CoordinatesN513027 W0015944 (WGS84) Google Maps
RegionWiltshire, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon
Location indicatorMDXL, EGDL
OperatorRoyal Air Force (RAF)
Map with location of RAF Lyneham airfield, United Kingdom

In the 1950s

NDB approach chart RAF Lyneham, 1954
NDB approach (April 1954) - Airfields in the vicinity: Blakehill Farm, Colerne, Down Ampney, Fairford, Hullavington, Kemble, South Cerney, South Marston, Wroughton, (Source: US DoD)
Airfield map RAF Lyneham, 1954
Airfield map (April 1954) - There are three runways: 07/25 with 1829 m x 46 m (6000 feet x 150 feet), 13/31 with 1463 m x 46 m (4800 feet x 150 feet), 18/36 with 1829 m x 46 m (6000 feet x 150 feet). In addition to the non-directional beacon, there is a Eureka (Rebecca) beacon. Further approach aids are GCA and BABS (Beam Approach Beacon System). (Source: US DoD)

In the 1960s

NDB approach chart runway 25 RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom 1960
NDB approach runway 25 (October 1960) - Runways are now given as: 07/25 with 2194 m x 46 m (7200 feet x 150 feet), 13/31 with 1509 m x 46 m (4950 feet x 150 feet), 18/36 with 1829 m x 46 m (6000 feet x 150 feet). (Source: US DoD)
NDB approach Lyneham aerodrome, United Kingdom 1966
NDB approach runway 25 (May 1966) - Runway 07/25 now has 2377 m (7800 feet). 13/31 is closed. (Source: US DoD)

In the 1970s

NDB approach runway 07 RAF Lyneham airfield, United Kingdom 1973
NDB approach runway 07 (March 1973) (Source: US DoD)
NDB/ILS approach chart runway 25 RAF Lyneham, United Kingdom 1973
NDB/ILS approach runway 25 (March 1973) - Like at several RAF stations, also Lyneham's ILS approach course has an offset to the runway centerline, here by 3°. (Source: US DoD)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Aerodromes: Blakehill Farm, Colerne, Down Ampney, Fairford, Hullavington, Kemble, South Cerney, South Marston, Wroughton

  • Blakehill Farm, Colerne, Down Ampney, Fairford, Hullavington, Kemble, South Cerney, South Marston, Wroughton

Airspace:

  • EG-D 124, EG-D 125, EG-D 126, EG-D 145

Radio beacons:

  • Lyneham NDB "LA", ILS "LA", Outer Marker, Middle Marker

Air traffic control:

  • Lyneham Approach Control, Lyneham Control, Lyneham Tower, Lyneham Ground Control, ATIS

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defense (US DoD)


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