RAF Upper Heyford Air Base

Historical approach charts: EGUA

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Upper Heyford airfield was used by the US Air Force (USAF) from the early 1950s to 1994.

Source for all maps, if not marked otherwise: US Department of Defence (DoD)

In the 1950s

RAF Upper Heyford Air Base, NDB Approach, 1954
NDB approach (March 1954) - Airfields in the vicinity: Barford St John, Chipping Norton, Croughton, Edgehill, Enstone, Finmere, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Kidlington, Oakley, Silverstone, Turweston, Westcott, Weston-on-the-Green. (Source: DoD)
Map of RAF Upper Heyford Air Base, 1954
The air base (March 1954) (Source: DoD)

In the 1960s

In the early 1960s, some US Air Force airfields were equipped with VHF omnidirectional radio beacons (VOR). After a few years, however, they were replaced by TACAN radio beacons.

RAF Upper Heyford, VOR approach chart, 1960
VOR approach (Oktober 1960) (Source: DoD)
RAF Upper Heyford, ILS approach chart, 1960
ILS approach (Oktober 1960) (Source: DoD)
RAF Upper Heyford, TACAN approach chart, 1966
TACAN approach (May 1966) - With the possibility of distance measurement, the TACAN allowed new procedures, e.g. an arc-shaped approach. (Source: DoD)
RAF Upper Heyford, ILS approach chart, 1966
ILS approach (May 1966) (Source: DoD)
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