View Full Version : Runway near Haworth/Keighley Yorkshire
17th Mar 2008, 14:45
While driving around in and around Haworth I have seen a variety of aircraft taking off from somewhere high above Howarth. I have found it on os map but not on Google Earth or anywhere else.
Does anyone have any info?
17th Mar 2008, 15:15
17th Mar 2008, 15:20
Here (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=BD22+9SS&ie=UTF8&ll=53.814601,-1.932338&spn=0.002876,0.007296&t=k&z=17) on Google Maps
17th Mar 2008, 16:27
Thanks for this.
Does anyone know whether they are contactable and are there any group aircraft there?
Them thar hills
17th Mar 2008, 18:14
17th Mar 2008, 18:36
Known locally as Denholme International. Only about 5 miles away from me. :)
17th Mar 2008, 21:41
It's like Royston Vasey up there................. If you're not local, oooo errr ;-)
18th Mar 2008, 05:39
Looks like it will be the new base for RYR.
On their timetables as Manchester.
25th Mar 2008, 12:44
Location (hangar) is :- 53-48-47N - 1-55-53W.
Best described as an 'interesting' location. Definitely not for the faint hearted,:eek: or anyone who's only used to big hard runways.
25th Mar 2008, 20:11
That's the place where I pushed the aircraft backwards until the tail touched the fence. I then started up then gave it full throttle down the runway across the bumps, which were so bad that I went into IMC as I finally rotated - my baseball cap had fallen forwards across my eyes and I took off completely blind. Definitely not for the faint hearted.
25th Mar 2008, 20:53
Let that be a lesson (about wearing IQ limiters that is).
26th Mar 2008, 13:21
I never realised this place existed until last week where we were in a debate.
I have an association with a local estate agent who is/has put a house up for sale nearby and was worried about the particulars he wanted it to mention the airfield in the sales sheet.
I have never been to this place but may pop up for a browse round when the weather picks up (not this weekend then)
The estate agent has a friend who has landed there/has a plane etc.
Sounds a bit like Eddsfield which suddenly appeared on the CAA map this year.
Them thar hills
26th Mar 2008, 16:19
Yes it is a bit like Eddsfield.
But you need the right sort of aeroplane and the right sort of hat.
26th Mar 2008, 16:39
At least Eddsfield has the convenience of a nearly-on-site crematorium if you get it all wrong.
26th Mar 2008, 18:45
And Eddsfield has runways, not scraped off moorland :E
If you survive the arrival, the folks aren't too bad - just count your fingers after you shake hands :ok:
Them thar hills
26th Mar 2008, 19:46
Before you get going, just don't mention flat 'ats !
26th Mar 2008, 22:08
Don't be so mean..the fuel is very cheap..and we are all welcome.
27th Mar 2008, 09:10
Isn't Oxenhope the highest elevation airfield in the UK?
Great little airfield in my view :D
27th Mar 2008, 10:06
At last ; a gentleman with taste !
31st Mar 2008, 09:00
I made a trip to Oxenhope yesterday (by car!). I have never taken off from a grass strip before and must say it looked all a bit scary! I didn't see any planes taking off but could imagine them scraping the tops of the trees at the end of runway.
Does anyone know what the largest/heaviest aircraft to land/ take off from there is?
31st Mar 2008, 11:47
I've been in and out several times without a problem in my Pioneer 300, which has good STOL capability.
All you need is a good STOL aircraft and reasonable experience at shortish grass strip ops. If you haven't done grass strips before though, I wouldn't make Oxenhope your 1st :uhoh:
31st Mar 2008, 18:24
Zlin 526F, Citabria 7GCBC,Champs - several :ok:
31st Mar 2008, 21:44
PA28-161, two up, tabs?
I'm used to Barton...it can't be much bumpier...