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Where is this airfield?

Old 11th Apr 2022, 21:28
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Where is this airfield?

This photo was taken by a friend the other day, flying from Seattle to Heathrow, so his aircraft would have been on a southerly heading.




I know from other pictures that he was in a window seat, over the starboard wing leading-edge, so this image must be looking west or southwest.

There’s a small town in the centre and an airfield top right. Anyone recognise it?
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Old 11th Apr 2022, 22:46
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Could it be?

Possibly Yeovil?
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I42 , I'm guessing it's on his descent towartds LHR ?
OP , don't think Yeovil [ Judwin for the oldies ] . Normally see it regularly when FI'ing but not for a couple of months . I do not remember a hrd peri track around the all grass field . Lots of white /grey hangars on S side .
It's 13 years since operating into LHR so geography memory fades .
sorry I can't help further .
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I thought it might be Dunsfold, but I don't think it matches up completely.
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I've flown Calgary to Heathrow fairly often and I'm assuming the track from Seattle would be similar, so I expect the track over Britain was basically Prestwick direct Heathrow.

Yeovil would be too far west and I doubt the flight would have gone south of Heathrow. I'm assuming somewhere in the Midlands.
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 11:08
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The airfield layout looks like Chalgrove in Oxfordshre, and the town therefore would be Stadhampton.
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I believe we're looking at Oakley, from almost due north, with Brill being the town/village at centre, and the M40 just out of shot far right..
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Dunsfold it ain't otherwise you'[d see 2 x 747 and a VC 10 filling one of the runways.

What did he take it with ? My iPhone or iPad give the GPS location when you take pictures. Assume Android devices are the same.
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 12:11
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Hi

A flight # & date would help?
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.... for a look up on FR 24
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Nacluv looks to be correct with Oakley.
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Agreed, Nacluv has it with Oakley.
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While it's undoubtedly Oakley, it's interesting to see how different the Google Earth image is of the same area. My IT skills are not sufficient to paste an image, but the peri-track and even some vegetation near Brill is quite a bit changed from the photo. If it was taken just the other day, I suppose it shows how old some GE imagery is.
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Hope this helps.


Brill and Oakley airfield from Google Maps 3d.
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Perfect, thanks!
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Old 12th Apr 2022, 18:26
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goldox beat me to it! I was going to post the same picture.

Well done nacluv. I searched everywhere from Coventry to the Chilterns but missed Oakley.

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.... for a look up on FR 24
That would be cheating!
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an interesting picture, as Oakley is being /has been redeveloped as a test track for autominous vehicles. inthis shot the main runway still looks intact. https://www.cavway.co.uk/
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More trivia re Oakley. While looking on Streetmap, I noticed that just east of Oakley, is Leatherslade Farm, the hideout of the Great Train Robbers.


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What did you do with the money I42?
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Originally Posted by sealo0
Hi

A flight # & date would help?
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Essential, if we are going to be able to help.

Towns and airfields can develop a nasty habit of moving from day to day, which can confuse one most terribly. My best guess would be 1st April.
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