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Crosland Moor Airfield

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Crosland Moor Airfield
Crosland Moor Airfield 2005 IM.jpg
Airport typePrivate
OwnerHuddersfield International Airport
OperatorHuddersfield Aviation Ltd.
LocationCrosland Moor
Elevation AMSL825 ft / 251 m
Coordinates53°37′16″N 001°49′54″W / 53.62111°N 1.83167°W / 53.62111; -1.83167
EGND is located in West Yorkshire
Location in West Yorkshire
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 750 2,461 Asphalt/Grass

Crosland Moor Airfield (ICAO: EGND) is a small privately owned airfield located 1.5 NM (2.8 km; 1.7 mi) south-west of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, in England. The airfield was established by Sir David Brown who owned a local business and flew a de Havilland Dove,[2] registration G-ARDH.[3] It is now run by former professional motorcycle road racer James Whitham.[4]

Technical information

  • Runway 07/25 is 750 m (2,461 ft) long, and is part asphalt, part grass. There is a 2.6% slope down runway 07 from the start of the asphalt.
  • Elevation: 825 ft (251 m)
  • Radio frequency: Huddersfield Radio 128.375 MHz[1]


  • 6 December 2008 – Piper Cherokee aborts take-off after failing to reach required airspeed due to the pilot inadvertently leaving the carburettor heat on and overruns the runway. One person suffers minor injuries and the aircraft is significantly damaged.[5][6]
  • 1 September 1996 – WAR Hawker Sea Fury replica crashed 250 m (820 ft) south of the runway 07 threshold shortly after take-off killing the 69-year-old pilot, the only person on board.[7]
  • May 1988 – Microlight crashes after misjudging landing when there was a sudden change of wind direction. It landed in a field near the runway, killing the pilot.

Media appearances

The airfield appeared in the Amazon Prime video show The Grand Tour in series 2, episode 9, when a jet engine was tested as part of a successful attempt to break the UK speed record for amphibious vehicles.[8][9]



  1. ^ a b "North & Scotland frequency reference card" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority. 28 August 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 April 2009. Retrieved 12 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Flight". Flight International. 12 December 1952. Retrieved 25 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "G-ARDH Register Entry" (PDF). Civil Aviation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 25 January 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ David Himelfield (12 July 2008). "Writer Jamie at the finish line!". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 21 May 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Roy Wright (17 March 2009). "Crosland Moor plane crash due to three errors". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. Retrieved 21 May 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, G-BPYO" (PDF). Air Accident Investigation Branch. March 2009.
  7. ^ "WAR Hawker Sea Fury Replica, G-BLTG, 1 September 1996" (PDF). Air Accident Investigation Branch.
  8. ^
  9. ^

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