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Old 15th Mar 2020, 13:21
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Haddenham/Thame/Aylesbury EGTA

Some comments on the (usually quite reliable) OpenStreetMap indicate that EGTA closed down for good in dec. 2018. Can anyone confirm/comment?
BTW I do have seen A History of Haddenham Airfield - The First Seventy Years but it doesn't tell beyond 2009.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 13:49
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Yet another airfield that has gone and is being developed for both business and residential use. The activity up to its closure was gliding.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 14:03
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It lies very adjacent to one of my regular routes but it hasn't had regular use for some years. When planning a flight down that way a few weeks ago I noticed it was NOTAM'd as permanently closed.

It certainly no longer appears on charts downloaded using SkyDemon; I've not checked the latest CAA paper chart. I looked for it in passing about a week or so ago to see if there were signs of ground works but it was only just daylight and I couldn't make it out without the chart to guide me.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 15:56
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Closed, grass growing long, signs of building in the SE corner (if I remember correctly).

Lovely field with an interesting history. Shame its gone.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 16:05
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Ok, thanks all. Sad news but not unexpected.
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Old 15th Mar 2020, 17:50
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Well you can thank Labours John Prescott for making all airfields brown field sites when most are not.
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