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Flugzeug A
5th May 2022, 21:25
Wasnít sure where to post this , so please donít admonish me if itís the wrong place!
I was at school near Leeds Bradford from Ď72 to Ď74.
At weekends , my aviation minded schoolmates & I Ďlivedí at the airport.
When not in the terminal , we were hanging around- and welcome- at Yorkshire flying club , ĎNorthairís hanger & other places opposite the main buildings.
But , Iím now years older & beginning to wonder if one of my recollections is completely wrong!
Iím 99% sure that on the same side as YFC but further away & within the airport perimeter , there was an old aircraft halfway up a hill, used for fire training.
Obviously at that time , it would have been an old propellor aircraft but I canít find any mention of it at all in my web searches.
And no , I donít think it was a rig made of girders!
Iíd be grateful if anyone could tell me anything further about it or just tell me Iím imagining it.
Thanks all.

N707ZS
5th May 2022, 22:18
Was it a Varsity.

browndhc2
6th May 2022, 05:57
Yes Varsity WL678.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/921x609/wl_678_lba_bcf3d318cdc58c6504eff3d502834f6717604ace.jpg

Herod
6th May 2022, 08:30
A sad picture that's just spoilt my morning. I've flown 676, and you're making me feel aged. :{

David Thompson
6th May 2022, 12:31
A sad picture that's just spoilt my morning. I've flown 676, and you're making me feel aged. :{
Herod it's actually WL678 so you must be both aged and in need of an eyesight test !
WL676 ended her days at Kemble .

Flugzeug A
6th May 2022, 15:43
Marvellous!
Thanks all, I am reassured that I wasn’t imagining it!
Ta again for your time & replies.

Herod
6th May 2022, 16:44
No not blind. I merely mentioned that I had flown 676, a very close relative. I know that one is 678. Eyesight perfect, as is memory, certainly in relation to location of logbook.:)

N707ZS
7th May 2022, 07:43
Was it finally removed when they built the new hangar. 80s.

DH106
7th May 2022, 09:46
Was it finally removed when they built the new hangar. 80s.

I think the Varsity wreck was removed as part of the extension project in the early eighties. From memory, those hangers didn't appear until quite a bit later.