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Old 18th Aug 2007, 21:00   #1 (permalink)
 
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North Coates airfield

Does anyone operate out of North Coates? I wish to visit there soon, but having Google Earthed for the runways I can't see any defined grass strip as published in Pooleys. Is the concrete not available?

The ncflyingclub.flyer.co.uk website doesn't seem to work.
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 21:15   #2 (permalink)
 
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as far as i know, the hard runway has been,( or is being,) removed. unfortunately google isnt always up to date. my airfield is 5 yrs out of date!
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Old 18th Aug 2007, 21:54   #3 (permalink)
 
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Try this satellite view http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF...hl=en&tab=wl&q=

The grass runway 05/23 is parallel to on the north side of the old dug up R/W. Spurn Point / Head more or less points at the airfield

Humberside App keen to provide LARS on 119.125

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 07:25   #4 (permalink)
 
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I wonder how deep they dug.
A friend of mine told me North Coates was his first posting in the RAF. They went to re-open it as a Bloodhound missile base in the late '50s I believe; the 'chiefy' in charge found a Robin type hangar had a large padlock on it; on cutting it off and opening the doors, they found the hangar crammed full of Beaufighter spares. Now this was embarassing to the chiefy 'cos they weren't on his inventory and he would have to account for them, so he ordered the airmen to dig a hole in the airfield and bury them! As far as I know they're still there.

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Old 19th Aug 2007, 09:23   #5 (permalink)
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/northcoatesflyingclub/

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/northco...ight-info.html

05/23 660mts x 22mts Grass


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Old 21st Aug 2007, 14:17   #6 (permalink)
 
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Doesn't depict the Bloodhound launch pads east of the housing estate; have they been dug up?
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Old 21st Aug 2007, 15:38   #7 (permalink)
 
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If you go on the 23-24th Aug, make sure you go visually as there is a GPS jamming trial.
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 08:59   #8 (permalink)
 
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North Coates airfield

Why not go on January 4 th or 5th for the Brass Monkey Rally
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 18:22   #9 (permalink)
 
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Great airfield, have a look round the hanger and only 3 landing fee (for microlights, not sure about GA)

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Old 28th Dec 2012, 09:06   #10 (permalink)
 
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North Coates has a resident manufacturer of quality (and that's an understatement) jams and chutneys. Alison always has a wee stall at the flyins. They also have superb local sausage baps. Well worth a visit.
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 21:33   #11 (permalink)
 
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North Coates airfield

3 landing fee for everybody and cheapest Avgas in the area
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 21:46   #12 (permalink)
 
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I went to North Coates last summer. There was no one there, literally. Nice location though.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 07:46   #13 (permalink)
 
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North Coates airfield

The airfield is run voluntarily, best days to go are weekends and on Wednesdays depending on the weather. During the summer there is always evening flying.
Nice stuff in the hangar. Miles Gemini, Chrysler Super Ace, Spitfire Mk 26, SE5a replica,old Slinsgby T21 motorised glider plua about 15 other various types
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 12:53   #14 (permalink)
 
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Would that be anything like a Chrislea Super Ace?
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 15:45   #15 (permalink)
 
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If you need a hard runway especially at this time of year Strubby (OLD HELIPORT)
has 700 m of tarmac. About 5 miles from Mablethorpe other than that its Humberside.
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