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Runway(s) :
6,030ft (09/27)

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RAF Odiham - IATA:ODH, ICAO:EGVO
RAF Odiham.
RAF Chinook

RAF Odiham is located east of Basingstoke in Hampshire, and is a front line support helicopter base working within the Joint Helicopter Command.

RAF Odiham is home to the UK Chinook Force and operates three Chinook squadrons and one Army Air Corps (AAC) Lynx squadron.

The base is also home to 618 Volunteer Glider Squadron flying Vigilant gliders, and 1827 Squadron Air Training Corps.

RAF Odiham Satellite View

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Plane Finder tracks mainly civilian flights but does also include some military aircraft such as the Tutor, Tucano, Hawk, Voyager, BAe 146, Squirrel HT1, and Sentinel R1 etc which can be seen over the UK. ADS-B Exchange (Click on Global Radar View) tracks many other military aircraft such as Tornado, Typhoon, F-15, Hercules etc over the UK.

Scanner Frequencies

RAF Odiham Scanner Frequencies:
Approach - 131.300, 234.350, 372.375
Radar - 278.225
Director - 234.350, 339.225
Tower - 258.725
Ground - 241.025
ATIS - 379.375


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Aircraft & Squadrons
RAF Odiham is primarily responsible for providing rapid mobility world-wide for the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force in support of Defence Missions and tasks.

It is home to three RAF Chinook Squadrons (7 Sqn, 18 Sqn & 27 Sqn) and also an Army Air Corps Lynx AH.7 Squadron (No.657). 618 Volunteer Glider Squadron fly Vigilant T1 gliders.

7 Squadron - Chinook.
18 Squadron - Chinook.
27 Squadron - Chinook.
No.657 Squadron Army Air Corps - Lynx AH.9A.
No.618 Volunteer Gliding Squadron - Vigilant T1.


History
Aircraft were flown from here from 1925 but it became a permanent airfield in 1937.

During WW2 it became a base for Mustangs and Hawker Typhoons, with later aircraft including the Lysander, Blenheim, Spitfire and Mosquito. After the Allied invasion of Europe the site became a prisoner of war camp.

After the Second World War, Odiham was part of RAF Fighter Command and operated Spitfires, Meteors, Vampires, Hunters and Javelins.

The base was later reopened as part of Transport Command with Westland Whirlwind and Bristol Belvedere helicopters operating from the base. From 1961 to 1981, the Westland Wessex and Aerospatiale Puma helicopters were based here. In 1981, the Wessex helicopters were moved to RAF Aldergrove and the Pumas to RAF Benson.

RAF Odiham received the Chinook HC1 helicopters in 1981, the Chinook HC2 in 1993, the Chinook HC3 (a special forces variant) was ordered in 1995 but later retro-fitted with HC2 avionics during 2009/2010. 618 Volunteer Gliding Squadron arrived in July 2000 with their Vigilant T1 gliders for the Air Cadet Organisation. From the end of 2010, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire Police share two helicopters (Eurocopter EC-135) which are based at RAF Odiham.












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AAC Lynx AH.7.AAC Lynx.

Vigilant T1.Vigilant T1.




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