Broadford Airfield - History

History

The airport was constructed by the Corps of Royal Engineers and opened in 1972 to serve as a gateway to the Isle of Skye. Loganair operated a scheduled service from the airfield to Glasgow from 1972. However this service was discontinued in 1988.

No commercial services have existed since then, and the airfield is usually deserted. The airport is occasionally used by NHS Highland and the Scottish Ambulance Service for transferring patients to hospitals in Inverness or Glasgow.

In 1980 the airport was used as a filming location for the opening scene of Flash Gordon.

In recent years the airfield has been used for storage of large wind turbine components. It is also used for land sailing activities.

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