WMO03382, Leconfield

Posted: September 5, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation


WMO03382, Leconfield (RAF Leconfield, history, now joint army)

53 52 29N 00 26 30W
Altitude 9 metres

Estimated Class 3, passes 7.7% limit 10% (assuming that is the SS, similar to some other sites)

UHI, local runways, encroaching army / industrial, distance, none.

Met site probably due for closure, relocate elsewhere.


  1. Caz says:

    I am surprised at the number of airfields and runways that you are discovering in your project. I never realised that we had so many. Of course every airfield requires a weather station and that is why there are so many weather stations. But even so, the first heavier than air machine only took to the air not that long ago, December 17, 1903.

    Puts all the fuss about just one more runway at Staines into perspective, when there are so many going spare all over the place.

  2. tchannon says:

    Not quite. http://www.chardmuseum.co.uk/Powered_Flight/
    More can be found.

    It’s the internal combustion engine with compression which was the key. Wright Bros. were lucky to get there first.

    There were hundreds of airfields. WWI, WWII, Cold War. Airspace is still being probed.

    Of course the whole London thing is stupid, not about that at all.