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Fire training aircraft Leeds Bradford early 70s

Old 5th May 2022, 21:25
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Fire training aircraft Leeds Bradford early 70s

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.
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Old 5th May 2022, 22:18
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Was it a Varsity.
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Old 6th May 2022, 05:57
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Yes Varsity WL678.
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A sad picture that's just spoilt my morning. I've flown 676, and you're making me feel aged.
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Originally Posted by Herod View Post
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 .
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Marvellous!
Thanks all, I am reassured that I wasn’t imagining it!
Ta again for your time & replies.
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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.
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Was it finally removed when they built the new hangar. 80s.
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
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.
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