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Old 5th Jul 2014, 14:01
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Which, coincidentally, Yeovilton is less than 150 miles from Oakington!
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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 13:54
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The only historical thing about this photo is that it was taken from one of the oldest forms of aviation (at 7 this morning).



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Taken from HAB
Correct

Equestrian facility near airstrip, perhaps dressage ring,
Correct

suspect microlight or models?
Microlight....yes
Models........no
SEP, SSEA and SLMG....yes (according to the balloon pilot)

Horses unlikely to appreciate the burn
They didn't seem to mind. They're used to it here.

Harvesting underway in one field?
Completed.....just stubble.

Edit;

It's a fairly new strip built to service the equestrian facility. It's probably not a good challenge as it's not shown on any charts. However there is a single runway grass airfield only a few hundred yards away (shown on aviation charts). The name of that one will do. I think that anyone who gets this will know the area. If it hasn't gone by bedtime I'll reveal the location and declare open house.

Edit 2;

The equestrian facility is brand new (not shown on GE). No shortage of cash here as the runways look like bowling greens.

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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 19:36
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Lambourne, Berks? (ie not the LAM one in Essex)
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Sorry Chevvron, not Lambourn. Do you ever fly into White Waltham (hint!).

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Old 22nd Jul 2014, 22:05
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Not a fair challenge as you would have to know the area to get it.

It's at Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. It's about half a mile to the SW of the other grass strip at Harpsden which is shown on the aviation charts (from where Virgin launch their balloons). I don't think that this airfield has a name yet (unless anyone knows different).

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This one has a modern building now !

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Old 23rd Jul 2014, 07:09
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Just skipping back to the Harpesden strip - it has been there at least 20 years-more likely 25 years. Fixed wing throughout that time.
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RNAS/RAF Bramcote?

Or, the old tower at Waddington.
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Smile Waddington

Your too good for me !!Over to you chitterne flyer!!!
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Proper Planes?

That really gets me going......

Aeroplane [so called 'proper'] and Aeroplane [Microlight] should be viewed in a more

intelligent light IMHO. Some designs are in both 'Proper' and Microlight categories.

Granted the winged motorcycle weight shift types are also Microlights but they all require skill to fly and should all be flown and enjoyed and there are plenty of 3 axis Microlights that outperform and cost less than 'proper' spam cans.

as for the Aerodrome at first glance I thought Plaistow's but it couldn't be less like it on second glance.
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Going back to Harpsden again! It's on google maps complete with equestrian facility but less a couple of runways.
In fact, looking at Bing Maps they have a more up to date image with all the runways.
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Re; Harpsden.

Info came from balloon pilot (we departed from the other Harpsden airfield just to the north). I can't remember seeing it when I used to fly my little Jodel D9 around there, but that doesn't mean that it wasn't there.

I believe that TheChitterneFlyer has control.

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My humble apologies ... I've been away for a few days. OPEN HOUSE.
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As it is OH


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Austria?

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Yes, and as you see, not activ
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The airfield is in the vicinity of Vienna. It was used by the Luftwaffe, Heinkel and WNF (Messerschmidt) as Factory airfield. Later by russian airforce.
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No takers since Jul 29th. So here it is:


Zwölfaxing near Vienna.


Zwölfaxing in the lower left Corner, Vienna A/P in the right upper Corner


OH.


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This thread seems to have withered a little, so perhaps I might try to re-vitilise it with a fresh offering:



Bonus point for the aircraft type., there were lots of them

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