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Old 28th Jul 2020, 23:12
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Stonehenge

This may be a stupid question, but is overflying Stonehenge at all possible ?
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 04:55
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Yes! I have done it, a few years ago.

But you need to be aware of the restrictions over Salisbury Plain and the proximity of Boscombe.

I believe these considerations, plus Rule 5, dictate a minimum height over the monuments that's not as low as you might like.

Consult the latest edition of the VFR chart.
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 18:04
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Thanks guys, Iíll hopefully give it a go on Friday
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Old 29th Jul 2020, 20:10
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Depending upon where you are flying from, there are also hillside white horses in wiltshire (north side of the salisbury plain) to enjoy. Also Caen Hill Locks. Unfortunately Old Sarum Airfield is now closed, as it was a good place to stop.
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 08:32
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In addition to the various white horses around Salisbury plain, there are also the Fovant Badges and the Kiwi

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.0538.../data=!3m1!1e3

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.1941.../data=!3m1!1e3

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Old 30th Jul 2020, 08:57
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Wiltshire horses and places of interest

Here's an export from my Skydemon waypoints as text, and attached as a .gpx file (hopefully it works)

type latitude longitude sym name desc
W 51.372500000 -1.847778000 Square Alton Barnes White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.428890000 -1.854722000 Square Avebury, Wiltshire
W 51.263610000 -2.146667000 Square Bratton Camp and Westbury White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.503330000 -1.858889000 Square Broad Town White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.352220000 -2.025833000 Square Caen Hill Locks, Wiltshire
W 51.425280000 -1.930000000 Square Cherhill White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.203060000 -2.233056000 Square Cley Hill, Wiltshire
W 51.137500000 -1.539444000 Square Danebury Iron Age Hillfort, Hampshire
W 51.376390000 -1.978333000 Square Devizes White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.400550000 -1.834444000 Square East Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire
W 51.053610000 -1.978333000 Square Fovant Badges, Wiltshire
W 51.473060000 -1.817500000 Square Hackpen White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.354170000 -1.518611000 Square Ham Hill, Wiltshire
W 51.185000000 -2.258889000 Square Heaven's Gate, Wiltshire
W 51.515830000 -1.700278000 Square Liddington Castle, Wiltshire
W 51.323330000 -1.871111000 Square Marden Henge, Wiltshire
W 51.413060000 -1.736389000 Square Marlborough White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.093060000 -1.804722000 Square Old Sarum, Wiltshire
W 51.321390000 -1.756667000 Square Pewsey White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.415830000 -1.857500000 Square Silbury Hill, Wiltshire
W 51.178890000 -1.818889000 Square Stonehenge, Wiltshire
W 51.410000000 -1.831111000 Square The Sanctuary, Wiltshire
W 51.577500000 -1.566667000 Square Uffington White Horse, Wiltshire
W 51.422500000 -1.847778000 Square West Kennet Avenue, Wiltshire
W 51.408890000 -1.851111000 Square West Kennet Long Barrow, Wiltshire
W 51.441110000 -1.876944000 Square Windmill Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire
W 51.115550000 -1.456944000 Square Woolbury White Horse, Hampshire
W 51.162780000 -1.950556000 Square Yarnbury Castle, Wiltshire
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Old 30th Jul 2020, 17:43
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Originally Posted by Flyingbadge View Post
This may be a stupid question, but is overflying Stonehenge at all possible ?
Yes, usually it is no problem to request an overhead via Boscombe. Simply call MATZ and politely ask.
My statistics says 95% you get an ok and that was even before Old Sarum reduced traffic to nil.
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Old 31st Jul 2020, 00:38
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Make sure you stay south of Larkhill Army Camp; they fire field guns at high trajectory from there northwestwards (usually about 327 deg)
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