Aviation enthusiasts who fly into Goodwood Aerodrome now can also have a unique experience that harmonizes heritage with modern aviation facilities.
Goodwood Aerodrome and Shell Aviation rose to the challenge to bring to life Shell's rich aviation history with a continued focus on high standards of aviation technical and operational excellence.
Lord March, Goodwood Revival founder, commented, "We are excited to have Shell Aviation as our supplier at Goodwood Aerodrome. As well as offering fuel quality, Shell Aviation is a perfect fit here, blending today's technology with a touch of history. We are very pleased with the vintage refuelling station which our customers already love."
Besides being the sole supplier of aviation Jet fuel and Avgas at Goodwood Aerodrome, Shell Aviation undertook engineering works at the site, supporting the Aerodrome with:
- installation of hose reels
- tank safety gauging to enhance the safety standards of the site
- fuel bowsers
- temporary jet fuel storage facilities to improve distribution to aircraft, including those from the UK's only Spitfire flying school.
These works were wrapped in a heritage branded fuel station to remain true to the period feel of Goodwood Aerodrome and Goodwood Revival. The vintage refuelling station is also a nod to the more than 100 years of heritage Shell has in aviation.
This collaboration with Goodwood Aerodrome is the latest in a series of new airport entries in Europe by Shell Aviation, supporting the growth plans in the European aviation fuels market and long-term success in the region.
About Goodwood Aerodrome
Goodwood Aerodrome has a rich history, built by the Royal Air Force on land donated by the Goodwood Estate as RAF (Royal Air Force) Westhampnett, a relief base for nearby RAF Tangmere, which played a vital role during the Battle of Britain and throughout World War II. Post-war, the airfield was restored to the Estate and it continues to be a popular destination for aviation enthusiasts.