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Sandtoft Airfield (ICAO: EGCF), also known as Sandtoft Aerodrome, is located in Belton, North Lincolnshire, England on the south side of the M180 motorway, approximately 12 mi (19 km) northeast of Doncaster,[2][3] and 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi) southwest of Scunthorpe.[1] It is managed and operated by E-Plane Ltd. The Sandtoft Flying Club operates a flying school and cafe at the airfield.[4]

Sandtoft Airfield
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Airport typePrivate
Operatore-plane Ltd
Elevation AMSL13 ft / 4 m
Coordinates53°33′35″N 000°51′30″W / 53.55972°N 0.85833°W / 53.55972; -0.85833Coordinates: 53°33′35″N 000°51′30″W / 53.55972°N 0.85833°W / 53.55972; -0.85833
EGCF is located in Lincolnshire
Location in Lincolnshire
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 886 2,907 Tarmac
Sources: UK AIP at NATS[1]


Sandtoft opened in February 1944 as a satellite for No 11 Base, RAF Lindholme in 1 Gp, Bomber Command. 1667 HCU and its Halifax bombers moved in from RAF Faldingworth on 20 February and was the only unit based at Sandtoft. 1667 HCU was also flying Lancasters I III from Sandtoft during 1945, Lancasters with airframe numbers JB306, HK734, HK740 and ME682 being some of them.

Placed on Care and Maintenance after the war, RAF Sandtoft was inactive when allocated to the USAF on 1 April 1953. The station was never occupied by American forces and returned to UK control on 8 September 1955 for disposal. The Sandtoft Flying Club uses part of the old peritrack as a runway.[3]

The airfieldEdit

Sandtoft Aerodrome has a CAA Ordinary Licence (Number P873) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee ( E-Plane Ltd).[5] The aerodrome is not licensed on Weekdays.[6]


  1. ^ a b Sandtoft - EGCF
  2. ^ "UK Airport information". UK Airport information. Archived from the original on 11 February 2011. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "RAF Lincolnshire". RAF Lincolnshire Website. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Sandtoft Flying Club". Sandtoft Flying Club. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  5. ^ Civil Aviation Authority Aerodrome Ordinary Licences
  6. ^ Pooley's Flight Guide 2013 (Amendment issued 15 March 2013)