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20th Jul 2015, 11:37
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Posted By EGCA

Gloucester Airport Charity Open Day: 26th July

Does any kind soul have any further information about this event please? The only information I can see is a poster on the airport's website with the event times (11-00 to 16-00).
I was wondering...
9th May 2015, 12:50
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

Point taken. Time flies. At least the...

Point taken. Time flies.


At least the reopening of the former RAF Church Fenton bucks the trend.


EGCA
6th May 2015, 14:07
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

Sorry, bad choice of words on my part. No offence...

Sorry, bad choice of words on my part. No offence intended.


Given the length of runway provided at Sheffield City I guess it never was going to achieve viability as a small commercial airport,...
1st May 2015, 10:43
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Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

I said the "line of the runway".ie a linear run...

I said the "line of the runway".ie a linear run of buildings down the centre of the site on the same alignment as the ex-runway.


If you input AMRC2 into the search facility on the Star website,...
30th Apr 2015, 18:59
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Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

Passing through Chesterfield on a rail journey...

Passing through Chesterfield on a rail journey today, noticed the front page of the Sheffield "Star" newspaper. Artist's impression of a proposed new high-tech development on the site of Sheffield...
6th Feb 2015, 20:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,240
Posted By EGCA

treadigraph: Thanks. Aircraft back tonight as I...

treadigraph: Thanks. Aircraft back tonight as I type this, but I accept is probably the Cessna, not a Dak.


EGCA
4th Feb 2015, 07:43
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Views: 2,240
Posted By EGCA

DC3 over Hereford

Last night,( 4th Feb) either side of 10 pm, what I am sure was a Dakota, established a racetrack pattern just to the West of Hereford, approx. along the river Wye, ie an East-West-West- East pattern...
29th Oct 2014, 16:48
Replies: 241
Views: 85,916
Posted By EGCA

My Daughter who lives and works in Cambridge...

My Daughter who lives and works in Cambridge mentioned recently that closing Cambridge as an airfield and using it for housing, with Marshalls moving their ops elsewhere had come up again.
I must...
29th Oct 2014, 16:41
Replies: 21
Views: 6,180
Posted By EGCA

I don't think "expansion" in terms of a longer...

I don't think "expansion" in terms of a longer runway and then larger aircraft is ever going to be on the agenda. Given the site, the runway safety project makes the best of what they have. So no...
5th Aug 2014, 19:02
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Views: 45,607
Posted By EGCA

Post 9/11, shooting down a passenger aircraft...

Post 9/11, shooting down a passenger aircraft that appeared to be under control of other than the crew and was heading for a densly populated UK location, such as for instance Canary Wharf, would be...
29th May 2014, 09:59
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

Any News?

Just wondered if anyone has any uptodate news about the current situation at the former Sheffield City, and whether the majority of the fixed wing runway has now been either torn up or incorporated...
23rd Dec 2013, 12:44
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Posted By EGCA

Nigel: Point taken. Assumes you over-run on the...

Nigel: Point taken. Assumes you over-run on the runway heading, rather than elsewhere!

Anyway if Vince Cable gets his way ( and I credit him with talking common sense most of the time...) he...
23rd Dec 2013, 08:11
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Views: 2,822,082
Posted By EGCA

Having seen that image on another forum prompted...

Having seen that image on another forum prompted me to do a little easy research. Apparently it was less expensive to divert the road around the runway extension rather than build a tunnel, but the...
6th Dec 2013, 14:29
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

ShyTorque: Apologies, I might be commenting from...

ShyTorque: Apologies, I might be commenting from an out of date position, having found a document via Google ( but dated 2012) that appears to show that the old airport terminal area is in fact in...
4th Dec 2013, 16:57
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

Interesting that today the "RESCA" link I posted...

Interesting that today the "RESCA" link I posted above no longer works, and cannot now find it via Google.
Maybe my posting just reminded someone to take down the website.

My question still...
2nd Dec 2013, 17:44
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

As things stand the "heliport", hard...

As things stand the "heliport", hard standing/hangar/fuel, is solely for the use of the local Police helicopter. Not sure if even the air ambulances use it.
I dont think there has ever been any...
2nd Dec 2013, 09:51
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

I think rather than the City Council "writing...

I think rather than the City Council "writing blank cheques" it was more down to interested Sheffield businessmen as to whether there could be a revival. I recall there was interest from Mr Cook of...
1st Dec 2013, 13:29
Replies: 256
Views: 35,706
Posted By EGCA

An news regarding the future--if any--for...

An news regarding the future--if any--for Sheffield City please? It's gone very quiet.

Is the runway still extant or has building work started on the extension to the business park?

Edit:...
15th Oct 2013, 18:23
Replies: 0
Views: 959
Posted By EGCA

Stow Maries WW1 Airfield

Piece on the BBC radio news today about a substantial grant to assist with further restoration of this rare surviving WW1 airfield near Chelmsford.

Here is the url for their website:...
13th Oct 2013, 12:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By EGCA

Thanks, memory default! Anna Walker as you say. ...

Thanks, memory default! Anna Walker as you say.

Her life story was interesting. Brought up in South America were her father introduced her to private flying at a very early age. On moving to the...
13th Oct 2013, 08:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By EGCA

Thanks, I am sure that is the actual plane. Much...

Thanks, I am sure that is the actual plane. Much smaller than the AN2 mentioned by others, but thanks for the suggestions.

As an aside, on "Midweek" on radio 4 a few days ago the potential pilot...
1st Oct 2013, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By EGCA

Oops yes! A "radial" engine! ...are you...

Oops yes! A "radial" engine!

...are you going to tell me what it was now?

I'm no expert on these things, but could this be a Beechcraft D17S Staggerwing ?

EGCA
30th Sep 2013, 10:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By EGCA

Biplane over Cambridge

Was in Cambridge last week and noticed a biplane flying low over the suberb of Girton. Anyone confirm what make of aircraft this was please? It was painted an allover sort of dark orange colour,...
25th May 2013, 07:03
Replies: 992
Views: 969,657
Posted By EGCA

Interesting piece on BBC Radio 4 just now. Their...

Interesting piece on BBC Radio 4 just now. Their presenter happened to be at Swanwick yesterday recording a piece about future London airports, and asked the top man there about the decision to bring...
24th May 2013, 17:42
Replies: 992
Views: 969,657
Posted By EGCA

Passenger interviewed on the BBC News at six said...

Passenger interviewed on the BBC News at six said that he saw an engine cowl start "flapping" as the aircraft gathered speed on take-off.

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