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Dunsfold Aerodrome History
Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey was built by the Canadian Army and civilian contractors as a class A bomber airfield for Army Co-operation Command in the 1940s. It was commanded by the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1942–1944 and was known as Royal Canadian Air Force Station Dunsfold.

The first squadrons based at the aerodrome were 400, 414 and 430 Squadrons, RCAF, equipped with Curtiss P-40 Tomahawks and North American P-51 Mustangs. They were followed by the North American B-25 Mitchell Mk II medium bombers and later Spitfires, Typhoons and Tempests.

After the war the airfield was used by the RAF to repatriate prisoners-of-war. Dunsfold was declared inactive by the RAF in 1946 but was then used by Skyways Ltd, with York, Lancastrian, Skymaster, Rapide and Dove aircraft. Skyways' operations included support of the Berlin Airlift.

In 1950 The Hawker Aircraft Company acquired the lease of the site. Dunsfold became internationally known for development of the Hunter jet fighter; limited numbers of Sea Hawks were also produced and Sea Furies were refurbished. Airwork Ltd leased two hangars from 1953-58 for the refurbishment of North American F-86 Sabres and Supermarine Attackers.

In October 1960 the then Hawker Siddeley flight tested its Hawker P.1127 prototype, the development aircraft that led to the Hawker Siddeley Harrier, the first VTOL jet fighter bomber. Folland Gnat test flying and production moved to Dunsfold from Chilbolton, Hampshire, in 1961. Final assembly of the Harrier and the Hawk trainer aircraft was at Dunsfold.

In 2002 BAE Systems (British Aerospace's successor) sold Dunsfold Aerodrome to The Rutland Group who formed Dunsfold Park Ltd. Today the BBC motoring show Top Gear is recorded at the park using a hangar as a studio and parts of the runways and taxiways of the aerodrome as their test track. Dunsfold Park is also home to Wings and Wheels, an annual air and motor show that is typically held in late August.

On Wednesday 14th December 2016, Dunsfold Park's planning application to build 1,800 new homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome was approved. There are a number of processes that need to be worked through which is expected to take about two to three years. Meanwhile, Dunsfold Park remains committed to Wings & Wheels and there are no plans to stop running the airshow in its current form in the short term.

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017
Dunsfold Airshow.

Wings and Wheels is a major airshow and motorsport event held since 2005 at Dunsfold Aerodrome.

This event which is usually held in August features a five hour air show and a two hour motoring show.

The Wings & Wheels show Arena is 32 acres packed with something to do for all the family. The Military Zone has re-enactment groups and battles and authentic shopping. The Arena also includes Wings & Wheels favourites; aviation and motoring simulators, children's inflatable's, a fairground, military outlets, interactive car shows and a retail village with over 80 stands selling a wide variety of products and gifts.

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017:

26-27 August - Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017

Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017:

26-27 August - Dunsfold Wings & Wheels 2017
(F)=Flying Display, (S)=Static Display

Participating aircraft:

Red Arrows (F)
RAF Eurofighter Typhoon (F)
BBMF - Lancaster and two Spitfires (F)
The Tigers Parachute Display Team (F)
WAH-64D Apache AH1 (F)
B-25 Mitchell (F) - TBC
The Blades (F) - TBC
Breitling Wingwalkers (F) - TBC
Hawker Sea Hawk (S)
Hawker Hunter (S)
Dunsfold 747 (S)
VC10 (S)

Local hotels for Dunsfold Wings & Wheels
Local hotels for Dunsfold Wings & Wheels

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