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Bolt Head Airfield

Submitted by: Mike Mold

There are accounts of fly-ins that have been held there in the Devon Strut newsletters and info about the wartime use of the orginal airfield and its early warning radar station at http://www.rafharrowbeer.co.uk/bolt_head.htm and http://www.subbrit.org.uk/rsg/sites/h/hope_cove


  • Location: Devon, GB
  • Type: Unlicensed
  • PPR: Yes
  • Position: N50°13.42 W003°48.13
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    Bolt Head Airfield is now operated by Bolt Head Aero Club. For all PPR now contact Simon Evans 07836333833 or Chris Howell 07970251386.

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    4 Sep 19 - Thomas Burnell - London

    Visited Bolt Head Airfield on 26 July 2019 after two previous attempts were thwarted by persistent low cloud over the airfield whilst everywhere else was pretty clear - unusual apparently, guess we were just unlucky. Anyway we flew in from Dunkeswell in a 152 and made an uneventful approach over the water to Runway 29 (grass)which at 620m is plenty long enough. There is a hangar with about half a dozen resident aircraft and nothing else really - apart from a cold war bunker that was built to serve as a government command center in the event of a nuclear attack. Fascinating looking place and I would love to be able to look around inside it sometime.We walked from the airfield over a couple of fields and down to the town of Salcombe where we took a ferry around to the main part of town - which saves a long walk. Salcombe is an attractive seaside resort and well worth a visit. Other than a steep and quite long walk back up to the airfield it's a taxi (which we opted for). A nice trip to a nice airfield but be prepared to not see anyone there.

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