Stornoway Airport (Steòrnabhagh)

RAF Stornoway

Historical approach and aerodrome charts / Airfield history

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CoordinatesN581255 W0061952 (WGS84) Google Maps
RegionOuter Hebrides / Western Isles / Na h-Eileanan Siar, Lewis and Harris / Isle of Lewis
Location indicatorGGCB, EGPO
Map with location of Stornoway Airport (Steòrnabhagh), United Kingdom

In the 1940s

Aerial view August Stornoway Airfield, 	Outer Hebrides, Lewis and Harris, 1943
Aerial view August 1943 - Viewing direction northwest (Source: US DoD)
Enlargement: Hangars near the beach (Source: US DoD)
Enlargement: Installations in the southeast (Source: US DoD)

In the 1950s

NDB approach chart Stornoway Airport, 1954
NDB approach (February 1954) (Source: US DoD)
Chart Stornoway Airport, United Kingdom 1954
Airport chart (February 1954) - There are three runways - 01/19: length 1842 m, width 46 m (6045 feet x 150 feet), 07/25: length 1234 m, width 46 m (4050 feet x 150 feet), 13/31: length 1189 m, width 46 m (3900 feet x 150 feet). A Standard Beam Approach (SBA) is also available for the approach. (Source: US DoD)

In the 1990s

Stornoway Airport (Steòrnabhagh) on a map 1993
Stornoway Airport (Steòrnabhagh) on a map of the US Department of Defense from 1993 (Source: ONC E-2 (1993), Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin)

Index to the objects shown on the maps

Radio beacons:

  • Stornoway NDB "MRI"

Air traffic control:

  • Stornoway Tower


  • Back, Balallan, Branahuie, Crosbost, Eye Peninsula, Loch a Tuath, Melbost, Sandwickhill, The Minch, Tiumpan Head, Tolsta Head

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


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Tiree Airport map, 1953
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NDB approach chart runway 32 Wick Airport, United Kingdom 1966
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