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LAC and Ashcroft Airfield

Old 28th Sep 2013, 06:00
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what exactly are flying rights
Pre-paid landing fees for right-hand circuits, perhaps? Extra charge for lefties?
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Old 28th Sep 2013, 07:21
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It sounds rather like the Faulty Towers of airports.

I'll be giving this one a miss too.
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Old 29th Sep 2013, 13:53
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If you are following this thread:

Displaying NO LAC visual from overhead your airfield paints you in very poor light. LAC flying school at Barton has zero affiliation to LAC. Lancs aero club and you would gain greater respect in taking the time in your quotes to qualify which LAC you are referring to.

Students that don't even know the situation who may use your airfield as a land-mark could associate it with the flying school they are learning from which in my view a tad unfair.

No sides being taken here just pointing this out to you.


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Old 1st Oct 2013, 21:45
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It seems to me that there's something incredibly creepy about Ashcroft.
The colorful diagrams on the website says it all.

Best to stay clear of it.
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Old 2nd Oct 2013, 11:46
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Ashcroft and LAC, the club, or rather some members.

FLYER Forums ? View topic - Troubled times oop north might elucidate. Happy reading!
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 15:05
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Ashcroft airfield

Look at his website now. Crazy.
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Old 25th Mar 2018, 20:06
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There is an interesting postscript to this story, You will see from the website that Billington is very concerned about "high energy approaches" and features a number of pictures of the aircraft - a German registered Piaggio FW P.149D D-EARY. This was based at Barton and was flown into Ashcroft by the people with who he was having a legal dispute.

Last year - 2017 - the aircraft was sold and is now based over in Yorkshire and is very unlikely to be carrying out "high energy approaches" at Ashcroft ever again.

Even a glance at the website shows someone with a very loud bee in the bonnet..........

The result of the legal action will be interesting to say the least.
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Old 2nd Oct 2018, 09:07
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Trying to contact John atherton - your private message inbox is full so I can't reply to you. You will need to delete some messages there.
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Old 3rd Oct 2018, 08:11
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I've just spent 5 minutes there, and have NO idea what it's all about.

For good or for bad, I'm not going to spend any more time on it.

If someone is trying to achieve something, it's not working.
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