Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display flying

Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display flying

Postby boff180 on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 1:32 am

Hi All,

The proposed relocation of Marshall Group from Cambridge Airport to Duxford will no longer go ahead. The move would have seen a facility built to the SW of the airfield and the runway extended.

The side effect of this move would have been that the new facility would be designated as a no-fly zone under CAA regulations - ending display flying at the airfield due to the location.

The announcement is good news for fans of Duxford.

Andy

Source: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/ ... e-9097179/
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Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby Georgeconna on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 7:50 am

I can't beleive that proposal was even mooted in such a historic please. The vista south of the aerodrome would have been destroyed.
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Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby Pen Pusher on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 8:23 am

IAE Ltd, an aviation maintenance firm, are intending to move out of Cranfield to Little Staughton. Making room for Marshall's.?

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/world- ... -1-6465557

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Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby Mike on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:23 pm

Georgeconna wrote:I can't beleive that proposal was even mooted in such a historic please.

I suspect the 'proposal' had more to do with 'Marshall of Cambridge' being seen to explore every possibility in the Cambridge area before announcing that they're moving out of the area after more than 110 years as a major employer for the city.
Mike

Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby SilentFlight on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 12:55 pm

You could still fly a display with the site being there anyway, it would just have to be cleared of people and certified as such in writing. The same with many other locations in the UK, its an added nause, but at least it looks like it wont be happening.
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Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby Mike on Thu 23 Jan 2020, 2:55 pm

SilentFlight wrote:You could still fly a display with the site being there anyway, it would just have to be cleared of people and certified as such in writing.

Totally impractical with a major commercial operation that has 24/7 elements to it
Mike

Re: Marshalls rule out Duxford relocation, saving display fl

Postby neilos on Sat 25 Jan 2020, 4:04 pm

Just need that ridiculous plan for a hotel on the site to be withdrawn/thrown out now :smile:

Mind you, that plan seems to of gone a bit quiet! :dunno:
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