hucknall aerodrome

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halibags
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hucknall aerodrome

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Heads up for anyone near hucknall.All of the trees on the main road have been felled,giving excellent views of the whole aerodrome.Various Nissen huts and the runway now very open for photographers.
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You certinally wont be seeing many aircraft soon as I think it closes to flying tomorrow, just a view of houses after that. :sad:

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farnboroughrob wrote:You certinally wont be seeing many aircraft soon as I think it closes to flying tomorrow, just a view of houses after that. :sad:


Thanks for the info about housing rob wasn't aware of that :sad:

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"Nissan huts" !

They are called "Nissen huts", nothing whatsoever to do with the car manufacturer !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissen_hut

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Big Eric wrote:"Nissan huts" !

They are called "Nissen huts", nothing whatsoever to do with the car manufacturer !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissen_hut



To help you sleep easier tonight i've edited the original post :cuppa:

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Visited today on the penultimate day of operations, and what a lovely airfield it is. Such a shame it is closing!

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WG655 wrote:Visited today on the penultimate day of operations, and what a lovely airfield it is. Such a shame it is closing!



Yes a real shame.Apparently back in the day they used to have some really good airshows.

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Yep i can remember the U.S Navy Blue Angels Displaying there in there Phantoms many years ago. :cool:
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Was also famous as the airfield Franz Von werra tried to escape from in "the one that got away".

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There area couple of mentions about Hucknall in here http://www.ournottinghamshire.org.uk/ca ... and_flying :wink:

With more to follow if I can get the time to write up the Lancaster incident on Hollinwell Golf Course; not to mention RAF Blidworth!!

Planning information from March 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-no ... e-26643691
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Went to Hucknall today. It was bitter. Stayed till around 1.30 when the last aircraft, Yak 52 G-TYAK took off, did a circuit, landed then took off again before the rain came...
Did anything else come in after or was that it?

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Maybe a silly question aimed at Newark but if they dump loads of houses on the site could Newark rescue the Robin hanger or is it to expensive?

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