HC Deb 05 February 1930 vol 234 c1897W

asked the Under-Secretary of State, for Air the number of approved landing grounds for civil aircraft in Great Britain at the beginning of 1929 and 1930, respectively?


The number of licensed aerodromes, to which I assume that the hon. Member refers, was 77 at the beginning of 1929 and 90 at the beginning of 1930. I would add that during the course of each year a large number of aerodromes are normally licensed for short periods, generally for joy-riding purposes; thus the total number of aerodrome licences issued in 1928 was 206 and in 1929 320, apart from renewals in each case.