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Old 5th Sep 2012, 16:12   #21 (permalink)

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You mentioned an interest in short runways. Tried Netherthorpe yet?

Very good food, too (n.b. cafe's closed on Mondays).
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Old 7th Sep 2012, 09:15   #22 (permalink)
 
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Stow Maries is for sale in the Sept issue of Flyer...

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 16:50   #23 (permalink)
 
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Cark

Hi I need to travel to the lakes to sell a house and flying up would be ideal, does anyone have any info on Cark and a link/phone number as I can't find much on google?

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 17:39   #24 (permalink)
 
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Hi I need to travel to the lakes to sell a house and flying up would be ideal, does anyone have any info on Cark and a link/phone number as I can't find much on google?

Thanks.

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Skydive North West - The place to skydive in the north west - Welcome

Tel: 015395 58672 Fax: 01772 787106
Address: Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, Grange Over Sands, CUMBRIA, LA11 7LS
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Thanksv750, just mailed them now.

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 19:18   #26 (permalink)
 
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Park and Ride

Hi All, For a 'hive of activity', Cark on a weekend is worth a visit, with loads of guys preparing to exit a turbo-prop aircraft at 14,000ft.

However to get away from it, I have been looking for some 'Park and Ride' airfields, where you fly there early in the day, Park-up and then take a taxi or bus to the nearest town. These include Swansea, Skegness, Clacton and Sandown, also North Coates, (for the walk across the dunes to the North Sea.).

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Old 6th Oct 2012, 23:48   #27 (permalink)
 
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I have never yet managed to get to the sea from North Coates. Too much marshy ground en route!
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 09:12   #28 (permalink)
 
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Kirkbride ad

Hi I would reccomend kirkbride, lovely little field 10 landing I think this includes 7 touch and goes. if the wind is out of x wind limits Carlisle is not too far to the east and has a really nice cafe.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 09:57   #29 (permalink)

 
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Well you are building hrs so you might as well do some decent hops.. How about:

The Scilly Isles will challenge you and is beautiful
Then stop at Lands End
Perranporth with a lovely approach over the cliffs
Dunkerswell as the Bacon, Brie and Cranberry sandwich is amazing
Compton Abbas is beautiful scenery and great food
Then back via Caernarfon

That would be the best part of 4 hrs flying in a 152, plus stopping and a great day out.
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 12:54   #30 (permalink)
 
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Hi Flybymike, we went to North Coates in mid summer when the ground was solid. There is a large ditch to cross, but someone had made a wonky bridge with some planks. I think it was 60 yards north of the hedge line. The top of the ditch-bank is the coastal path.
Donna Nook was active with bombing practice, but they co-ordinated us both in and out of the circuit with no delay.

Pete

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every country should have a site like this

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 17:46   #32 (permalink)
 
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Hi Flybymike, we went to North Coates in mid summer when the ground was solid. There is a large ditch to cross, but someone had made a wonky bridge with some planks. I think it was 60 yards north of the hedge line. The top of the ditch-bank is the coastal path.
Donna Nook was active with bombing practice, but they co-ordinated us both in and out of the circuit with no delay.
Thanks for that. I'm familiar with the ditch bank coastal path but have never managed to get as far as the water's edge. I'll keep a look out for this here wonky bridge next time I'm there though!
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Old 7th Oct 2012, 18:59   #33 (permalink)
 
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Weybourne. With its excellent tank museum and good cafe.
Approach over the sea and land uphill.

New York, in the Coningsby MATZ. (Just to log it).

Fishburn, for the slope and Beryl's butties.

Gigha, for the sheep sh.....

Glenforsa, because it's nice.

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Old 7th Oct 2012, 19:54   #34 (permalink)
 
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every country should have a site like this
actually most countries do
that is to say, in western europe at least
north america too i should expect.

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Old 26th Dec 2012, 15:10   #35 (permalink)
 
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Weybourne. With its excellent tank museum and good cafe.
Approach over the sea and land uphill.
Wish someone had told me that before my first (and so far only) visit. Landed into wind only to find the runway disappearing away from me. Tried again and nailed the short field speed, landed just OK and only then noticed the slope.

Got away with it...

Anyone know if the Tatenhill cafe is open on Mondays?

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Old 26th Dec 2012, 15:23   #36 (permalink)
 
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Airfields.

Perranporth, Dunkeswell & Compton Abbas are a handful that I can think of. They are scenic & interesting. Oh and Compton Abbas has great food!

If you want a longer, very interesting flight, St Mary's on the Silly Isles is great! The approach is rather fun!




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Old 26th Dec 2012, 20:04   #37 (permalink)
 
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Tatenhill

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Yes it is opened on Mondays. Though I wouldnt fly in purely for the food !!

It's a lovely airfield though..
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Old 27th Dec 2012, 08:17   #38 (permalink)
 
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Lokki,

Thanks, last time I went I was lucky to get a cup of instant coffee... Five years ago though. What sort of thing do they do - can I get decent coffee/cake or even a sandwich?

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Old 27th Dec 2012, 08:59   #39 (permalink)
 
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Popham - dog-leg approach on one of the runways, and rough/narrow runways.

Dog-leg approach, yes, but rough narrow runways Don't think so, unless you're only used to a 1000mts of tarmac.
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Anyone been into the strip at Scotland Farm in Hook? The wires must make it exciting!??
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