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Old 13th Mar 2018, 07:21
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Thanks for the warning, @Maoraigh, but I do not think it is serious. I have been visiting this site for at least two years, both from home and from work, never got a warning, and never came to harm (that I am aware of). And at least at work the PC's are well defended.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 07:01
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Flew in to Weybourne last weekend. That was quite a challenge with the odd shaped runway profile. First attempt didn't go so well and I was exposed to the turbulence over the hill at the end while climbing back out. Pretty interesting final over the sea and anti aircraft guns! Took off down hill with the wind behind me, which was rather fast - never again. Next stop was Cromer which was easy, nice cafe.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 18:33
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My first attempt at Weybourne was interesting too, I misjudged the slope and tried to land downhill. Wondered why I seemed to be floating forever.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 18:50
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I love Weybourne, been in three times with my C150. First time I completely stuffed up the departure (up hill towards the hill), despite the headwind it was a sweaty palm moment. I learned from that - the other twice I landed uphill, took off downhill. The added benefit is flying over the anti aircraft guns.

Not a strip for the faint hearted or those who aren't used to STOL and grass.
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 16:14
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I was passenger in to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Aug 2016 and it was a very worthwhile visit. We visited in a Reims FR172 and it coped easily with the runway. According to their website it is closed to visiting aeroplanes at the moment, which I think is due to weather and the immense amount of rain we have had, but they hope to have good news soon.
The Cafe provides very good cafe grub, and you are sitting inside an old WW1 building. The museum is very good and we were able to wander around the hangars.
Well worth a visit
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 18:34
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There is currently a limit of 350 movements a year at Stow Maries. There is a planning application to increase this to 4,200 movements per year but this is strongly opposed by some residents

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Old 1st May 2018, 12:56
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Travel a little further afield

This is a dream. Having to increase your hours is a wonderful opportunity, many of us would love your problem.
Think further afield, yes the Hebrides are wonderful. But why not go a little further to Ireland. GA is quiet, the skies are yours. The food is superb, particularly around Sligo Kerry, Cork and of course Dublin.
Other opportunities would be to head over to the continent. Stopping for cheap fuel on the Channel Islands. France and Spain offer great places to fly to. Whatever you do enjoy this wonderful opportunity that you have.
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Old 1st May 2018, 13:16
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As with all things to do with aviation Horatio B, I believe there are a few objectors making a lot of noise but most locals are fairly ambivalent towards the increase.
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