Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport

Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport (ICAO: EGHN) is an unlicensed aerodrome located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) west of Sandown, Isle of Wight, England.

Isle of Wight Sandown Aerodrome formerly had a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P883) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee (Isle of Wight Aviation Limited).[2]

Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport
Sandown Airport, IW, UK
Airport typePublic
OperatorIsle of Wight Airport Ltd
ServesIsle of Wight
Elevation AMSL55 ft / 17 m
Coordinates50°39′11″N 001°10′56″W / 50.65306°N 1.18222°WCoordinates: 50°39′11″N 001°10′56″W / 50.65306°N 1.18222°W
EGHN is located in Isle of Wight
Location on the Isle of Wight
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 884 2,900 Grass
Sources: Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport[1]

Fire damage and decline

On 8 October 2006 at 13:15 GMT, a major fire started in a hangar containing highly flammable materials.

One year later, during the early hours of 31 December 2007, a fire started in the kitchen of the Aviator Restaurant. This destroyed most of the newly built clubhouse and restaurant. It was thought at first that arson may have been the cause of the fire, but investigation found that it had been caused by two gas cylinders in the kitchen.

Following a major decline in revenue as a result of the fire, the airport was sold to a London property developer, who intended to build a holiday camp on the site. Plans to build on the site were denied.

In May 2013 the airport was purchased by two aviation enthusiasts who plan to promote the airfield. Landing fees have been reduced and a supply of aviation fuel introduced.


  1. ^ Isle of Wight/Sandown Airport
  2. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences Archived 28 June 2007 at the Wayback Machine
Island Line (brand)

Island Line is a brand of the South Western Railway train operating company which runs the ​8 1⁄2-mile Island Line on the Isle of Wight. A stand-alone franchise from 1996 until 2007, it then became part of the South Western franchise operated by South West Trains until August 2017 and since by South Western Railway.

List of airports in the United Kingdom and the British Crown Dependencies

List of airports in the United Kingdom is a partial list of public active aerodromes (airports and airfields) in the UK and the British Crown Dependencies. Most private airfields are not listed. For a list ranked by volume of traffic, see Busiest airports in the United Kingdom by total passenger traffic.

The ICAO codes for airports in the United Kingdom (and its Crown Dependencies) begin with the two letters "EG". RAF Mount Pleasant on the Falkland Islands also uses the "EG" code.

Airport names in italics are listed in the UK Aeronautical Information Publication. Airport names in bold have scheduled commercial airline service(s). Runway information is for the longest runway when more than one is available.

Seaview Services

Seaview Services is a coach and tour operator operating on the Isle of Wight.

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