GOODWOOD AVIATION
Fully functional Vintage Shell aircraft fueling station right on the airstrip.
Goodwood, West Sussex
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Project Overview

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Shell Aviation contracted Woad Corner to design, refurbish and rebrand the famous old airfield refuelling station at Goodwood Airfield. Built during the 2nd World War to provide a relief landing ground to nearby RAF Tangmere the airfield was originally known as RAF Westhampnett.

Today Goodwood airfield provides the setting for many historic aircraft and events – including Spitfies and Harvards. The Battle of Britain flypast in September 2015 will contain some 40 Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft. Every year the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation exhibition of period aircraft forms a central part of the Goodwood Revival.

Shell Aviation wanted to recreate an airfield refuelling site that was branded in a way that would evoke the memories of the airfields early days and provide an appropriate back drop to these many events held at the airfield.

In 2015, Shell Aviation has returned to Goodwood to supply Jet & Avgas fuels to the Goodwood airfield with this this first fully functioning vintage aviation fuelling station as a permanent installation.

VINTAGE SHELL FUEL PUMP
ART DECO UNIT
VINTAGE AIR PUMP
PERIOD STYLING
LOCATION HISTORY

GOODWOOD AERODROME

Goodwood

The airfield was built during the Second World War by the Royal Air Force as a relief landing ground for nearby RAF Tangmere. The site was the former Westhampnett Farm and part of the Goodwood Estate. It was known as RAF Westhampnett.

After the war the airfield was returned to the Goodwood Estate and the perimeter track of the airfield has been used since the late 1940s for motor racing and called the Goodwood Circuit. The airfield currently has a large flying school and many historic aircraft.