What planes are at Linton-on-Ouse?
No. 72(R) Squadron provided Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT) at Linton-on-Ouse on the Short Tucano T1 before the Squadron’s move to RAF Valley in November 2019. The Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron relocated to RAF Linton-on-Ouse from RAF Church Fenton in 2014. YUAS operated the Grob Tutor T1 aircraft.
What is RAF Linton-on-Ouse used for?
In 1985, engineering and supply services were contracted out to private firms. The contract for this is currently held by Babcock International. Today, Linton-on-Ouse is used to provide fast jet pilot training before they move onto the BAE Hawk T. 1 aircraft at No 4 FTS, RAF Valley in Wales.
Is RAF Linton-on-Ouse closing?
In line with the Government Directive issued in 2018, RAF Linton-on-Ouse will close its airfield on 18 December 2020. This is a permanent closure and will result in substantial changes to the airspace in the vicinity of the Station and in the air traffic services provided by controllers at the aerodrome.
When did RAF Linton-on-Ouse close?
RAF Linton-on-Ouse, the current home of the Royal Air Force’s Shorts Tucano T. 1 basic fast-jet training operations, is set to close in 2020. All fast-jet training is to be relocated to RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, following the Tucano’s retirement in 2019.
When did RAF Church Fenton Close?
The station was opened in 1937 and during the Second World War was home to air defence aircraft, a role retained by the station until the 1960s when it became a training station. It closed in 2013 and is now a civilian airfield known as Leeds East Airport.
What is happening with RAF Scampton?
In July 2018, the Ministry of Defence announced that Scampton would close and then be sold off with all remaining units relocated to other RAF bases by 2022. In May 2020, it was announced that the Red Arrows would move to RAF Waddington, and No. 1 ACC to RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.
Is RAF Church Fenton abandoned?
But now much of RAF Church Fenton is empty and silent. During the war Church Fenton was home to a night-flight training unit. Later it hosted RAF squadrons which carried out offensive sorties over Northern Europe. In peacetime the RAF used it as a training base, and it closed in 2013.
How much did RAF Church Fenton sell for?
THE Ministry of Defence has provisionally sold a former RAF base near Tadcaster for an undisclosed sum. Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton said an offer had been accepted for the RAF Church Fenton site, with completion expected by the end of the year.
Is the RAF moving out of Linton on Ouse?
It has satellite stations at RAF Topcliffe and Dishforth Airfield (British Army). With the transfer of pilot training to RAF Valley on Anglesey, the RAF confirmed that it would vacate Linton-on-Ouse by 2021 and look to dispose of the site altogether.
Who was the first commander of RAF Linton on Ouse?
RAF Linton-on-Ouse opened on 13 May 1937 as a bomber airfield and was the home of No. 4 Group RAF until 1940. The base’s first commander was Wing Commander A.D.Pryor.
What was Linton used for in World War 2?
When the Second World War began, bombers were launched from Linton to drop propaganda leaflets over Germany and the base was eventually used to launch bombing raids on Norway, The Netherlands, Germany, and Italy. Linton was one of 11 stations allocated to No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force during the war.
When did Yorkshire Universities move to Linton on Ouse?
The Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron relocated to RAF Linton-on-Ouse from RAF Church Fenton in 2014. YUAS operate the Grob Tutor T1 aircraft. 72(R) Squadron previously provided Basic Fast Jet Training (BFJT) at Linton-on-Ouse on the Short Tucano T.1 before the Squadron’s move to RAF Valley in November 2019. Other operations