Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield is located 3.5 miles southeast of Doncaster, and 18 miles east of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
The airport is owned by Vancouver Airport Services and run by Peel Airports (Peel Holdings / Vancouver Airport Services). The airport is located at the former RAF Finningley base which operated the Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber during the Cold War.
Doncaster Sheffield is the second largest airport in Yorkshire after Leeds Bradford Airport.
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These two flight trackers above from www.flightradar24.com and www.heathrow-london.co.uk/airport display the current position of aircraft over the UK with details of the type of aircraft, airline, flight number, registration, route, destination, altitude, and speed.
The Google map on the right shows an aerial view of the Airport and road map.
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Robin Hood Airport
Finningley Airfield was opened in 1915 as a military base. During World War I it was used by the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) who protected the industrial cities of the north by intercepting German Zeppelins. In the World War II it was used for training crews for Bomber Command. During the Cold War it was a base for nuclear-armed Vulcan bombers. It was primarily used for training again in the 1970s and 1980s. The base was decommisioned in 1995.
In 2005, it was reopened as Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield after low-cost flights and rising passenger numbers made a new airport feasable. Long-haul flights to North America began in 2007 with Flyglobespan but have since been discontinued.
From 2011, the airport became the base for the last airworthy Avro Vulcan aircraft (XH558) which regularly displays at air shows across the country.
As the airport was used by Vulcan bombers, it has a long and wide runway which is suitable for wide-bodied, long-haul, or cargo-carrying aircraft. There is also significant room at the airport for expansion for the future.
Defence company BAE Systems operates its Aircraft Maintenance Academy from No. 3 Hangar at the airport.
Getting to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield
Robin Hood Airport is easily accessible from the UK's major motorways including the M62, M1, A1 and the M18. The Sat Nav postcode is DN9 3XA.
If you are using an in-car satellite navigation system to help you find the airport, you might find that not all of the software features Robin Hood Airport as a destination. TIP: use 'Hurst Lane, Doncaster' as your destination. From there you can follow signs for Robin Hood Airport.
Doncaster Rail Station is the closest station to Robin Hood Airport, situated just 7 miles away. The dedicated AirLink Service 91 combined with local services link the Airport to Doncaster Rail Station every 30 minutes. For more information on train times and stations, please visit www.traveline.org.uk
Robin Hood Airport is well served by buses with a network of six services providing fast links to local towns. All buses depart from the bus station outside the terminal building, including the newly improved AirLink Service 91.
More information on car parking can be found on the official website.
Local hotels for Robin Hood Airport.