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Bae Systems Woodford

Old 2nd May 2011, 10:24
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Bae Systems Woodford

Me and a mate drove down to Woodford on saturday 30th April with the knowledge we had read because its closing down we could get a tour mainly because we wanted to get the stored stuff there. We parked in the garden centre carpark and walked to the white gates and the security guard was rude 3 times we tried again. He threatened the rozzers on us in the end we left.

My question is what is actually stored there. We knew there was 3 ATP's stored but was wondering what the other stored aircraft are
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Old 2nd May 2011, 12:42
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The only two aircraft left are Vulcan XM603 and RJX G-ORJX; neither of them long for this world. The site is still under BAE/MOD governance and nobody will be allowed on site without prior permission.
I hope you didn't drive far.
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Old 4th May 2011, 07:49
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Only took us 23 minutes to get there. We got there at 0930 hung around till 1130 then buggered off to chester to catch the beluga but it turned out the time it took us at woodford we missed the beluga at Hawarden. why we stayed so long at Woodford for one reason my mates Ford Focus RS broke down and we had to wait for the AA to come out and fix it. We would have left an hour earlier to get the beluga vut you cant plan for every eventuality
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Old 4th May 2011, 10:31
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I am amazed that you even thought you had a chance of a tour round just because the place was closing down, still, takes all sorts I suppose!
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Old 4th May 2011, 10:36
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You turned up at a military facility where they just scrapped a billion pounds worth of kit and asked to be allowed in? I'm not sure why they only threatened to phone the Police...

Five minutes on google woulf tell you that you can't see anything from the main gate. The golf club nearby gives good views of the RJX and the Vulcan but that's it.
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Old 4th May 2011, 11:02
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I'm not sure you'll get a good view of the RJX any more. It has been moved to the area between hangars 3A and 5 where the Nimrods were scrapped.

You hung around for 2 hours! I'm not surprised security were rude.
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Old 4th May 2011, 11:20
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There was a big closing down sale of all the tooling etc and the opportunity to view the items and collect on set dates, wonder if that was where the mix up came.

The Antique Boardroom table and chairs went for 600.... Not a lot of money when one considers there were 20 plus chairs and with all the leaves in the table extended to 10 metres in length....... you read that right, 10 metres!!!!
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Old 4th May 2011, 12:57
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I think the MR4A's went here.
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Old 6th May 2011, 11:13
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The ATP's were scrapped 2 or 3 years ago......
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Old 7th May 2011, 07:40
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The RJX is to be used as part of a simulator facility on the airfield but not owned by BAe and as such is to be cut down to nose section only

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Old 7th May 2011, 08:03
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The RJX is to be used as part of a simulator facility on the airfield but not owned by BAe and as such is to be cut down to nose section only

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Really? Can I ask where you heard this from?
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 23:07
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I heard its being moved not sure where but as a complete airframe, its already been dismantled pictures are here
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 06:37
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Well, it clearly isn't moving as a complete airframe.

I know exactly where it's going, I'm just wondering where Ian B got his erroneous information from and then posting it as fact.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 08:39
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Well, it clearly isn't moving as a complete airframe.

I know exactly where it's going, I'm just wondering where Ian B got his erroneous information from and then posting it as fact.
Scrap by any chance or a museum I know MAN has the 2nd of the 2 prototypes.
BTW where are BAe systems gonna move there aircraft to since there based there using i think the 146's as crew shuttles
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Although BAe Systems do operate scheduled services under their own AOC, these services are for company employees only
when Woodford closes down where would they move there ops to
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 08:49
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BAE hasn't had 146s based at Woodford as shuttles ever. Corporate air travel are based at Warton. The Jetstream/ATP/748 shuttles between Woodford, Hatfield and Prestwick stopped many years ago.
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Well, it clearly isn't moving as a complete airframe.
Ever tried getting a complete aircraft down the M6 on a low loader complete with wings
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 17:29
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No, but I wasn't the one that said it was being moved as a complete airframe was I?
Anyway, it's leaving Woodford tonight.... in several large sections.

Only the Vulcan left now and it will be next.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 18:37
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BAe do shuttles from Blackpool at present, I know that.
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 21:24
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whats this then BAe Systems clearly says based Woodford
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Old 7th Jun 2011, 21:44
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Corporate air travel are based at WARTON . The website you linked to is WRONG.

There are no aircraft at Woodford apart from Vulcan XM603. That's all.
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