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HTF Airport Information:
|IATA / ICAO Codes:||HTF / EGTH|
|Airport Name:||Hatfield Aerodrome|
|Location:||Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom|
|GPS Coordinates:||51°45'56"N by 0°15'2"W|
|Operator/Owner:||de Havilland Aircraft Company (1930 - 1960)
Hawker Siddeley (1960 - 1977)
British Aerospace (1977 - closure)
|Elevation:||254 feet (77 meters)|
|# of Runways:||2|
|View all routes:||Routes from HTF|
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Facts about Hatfield Aerodrome (HTF):
- Hatfield Aerodrome (HTF) has 2 runways.
- In 1934 significant works were undertaken at the site and a large factory and imposing Art Deco administration buildings were constructed together with a flying school building which also housed flying control.
- In 1992, due to severe financial problems, British Aerospace announced the cessation of aircraft production at Hatfield from 1993.
- The furthest airport from Hatfield Aerodrome (HTF) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,860 miles (19,086 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
- Because of Hatfield Aerodrome's relatively low elevation of 254 feet, planes can take off or land at Hatfield Aerodrome at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
- De Havilland had been developing and manufacturing propellers and piston engines in addition to airframes.
- The closest airport to Hatfield Aerodrome (HTF) is London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located only 9 miles (15 kilometers) NNW of HTF.
- The Hatfield Aerodrome History Trail was officially opened on 24 November 2010.