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  • The airfield situated at the Brooklands Race Track. In 1908 Brooklands Airfield hosted the first flight of an English aircraft by an English pilot, Allio
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  • By the end of the 1930s, Somerton was used as a private airfield, with its services moved to Ryde. Category: Airfield
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  • Vickers operated from the airfield and had factories at Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands
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  • equipment, Tacan, total airfield packages including airfield lighting
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  • 1937 Airfield established by Short and HarlandShorts beside its Belfast factory as S WWII The airfield was requisitioned by the Royal Navy.
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  • Makers of aircraft ground support and airfield tractors, of Halifax ...uired from the Hestair Group its Mercury Truck and Tractor and Mercury Airfield Equipment businesses The Times, Sep 18, 1972
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  • ...ficially opened as the new London Airport to replace the old Croydon grass airfield. Category: Airfield
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  • South Cerney Airfield, near Cirencester.
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  • Lympne Airport, also known as Ashford Airport, was a military and later civil airfield, which operated from 1916 to 1984. 1919 became a civil airfield; air mail services started after the 1918 armistice. It was one of the firs
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  • 1942 The airfield opened for air force use. 1943 The A30 was closed through the airfield
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  • Cark Airfield in Flookburgh, near Grange-over-Sands.
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  • Abingdon Airfield, (Dalton Barracks), Oxfordshire, OX13 6JQ.
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  • c1940s The Allan Williams airfield defence turrets were produced by the Rustproof Metal Windows Co of Saltney,
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  • ...sal Operation) system was developed during WWII for dispersing fog from an airfield so that aircraft could land safely. The idea came from Arthur Clifford H ...along each side of the runway through which fuel (usually petrol from the airfields own fuel dump) was pumped; burner jets were positioned at intervals along
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  • 1914 Established as a grass airfield for military use. Category: Airfield
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  • Category: Airfield - Germany
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  • Hangar E2, Kemble Airfield, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6BQ.
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  • By the end of the 1930s, Somerton was used as a private airfield, with its services moved to Ryde. Category: Airfield
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  • 1945 Vickers-Armstrongs acquired the South Marston airfield which would be used as the base for its Supermarine activities
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  • Bruntingthorpe Airfield, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire, LE17 5QS.
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  • Wellesbourne Airfield, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9EU.
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  • Until the end of production, BAE Harrier jump jets were built at Brough. The airfield closed in the early 1990s after the daily shuttle flights to BAe Warton end ...from Brough to Warton at a rate of two per month. It is unsure whether the airfield will become fully operational.
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  • World War I German aircraft manufacturer, located at the Speyer airfield in the Palatinate.
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  • Great Waldingfield Airfield, near Sudbury, Suffolk. CO10 0RG.
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  • East Kirby Airfield, East Kirby, Near Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4DE.
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  • of Hardwick Airfield, near Bungay, Suffolk Mindacre Ltd., had its operational base at Hardwick Airfield in Sussex, from where it
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  • Founder of Phillips and Powis Aircraft at Woodley airfield in Reading, operating a club and repairing aircraftFlight, 28 August 1
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  • 1956 Salamander airfield crash tender introduced
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  • A.T.A. Benevolent Fund of White Waltham Airfield, Maidenhead, Berks.
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  • Airfield lighting systems, uninterruptable
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  • ...nd. There was no public airfield at the time on Guernsey, only the private airfield at LEree run by the Guernsey Aero Club, of which Sir Alan was a member.
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  • The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 5DF.
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  • of East Fortune Airfield, East Lothian, EH39 5LF.
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  • Founder of Phillips and Powis Aircraft at Woodley airfield in Reading, operating a club and repairing aircraftFlight, 28 August 1
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  • ...hes across from Muswell Manor, Leysdown and converted the land into an airfield for members of the Royal Aero ClubAero Club of Great Britain, which he
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  • ...ificate (2491) was awarded to Lieut. G.A.Limouzin on at Shoreham Military airfield.
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  • ... built a Research Laboratory on the site of the decommissioned Martlesham airfield and moved the laboratory there from Dollis Hill.
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  • Built on a 92 hectare site on an old airfield in Dumfriesshire.
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  • The airfield situated at the Brooklands Race Track. In 1908 Brooklands Airfield hosted the first flight of an English aircraft by an English pilot, Allio
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  • Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry. Mi
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  • ...1910 He built the Neale VII biplane which was flown at Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands Aerodrome
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  • Eastchurch is styled the home of British aviation - Eastchurch airfield witnessed the first controlled flight by a British pilot on British soil. ...rshes across from Muswell Manor, Leysdown, converting the land into an airfield for members of the Royal Aero ClubAero Club of Great Britain (see Og
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  • ...new London Airport to replace the old Croydon AerodromeCroydon grass airfield. Subsequently part of the site of the Heston airfield was used for the M4 motorway
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  • ...Pashley and his brother Eric Clowes Pashley moved from Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands to Shoreham to start the Shoreham Flying School, ShorehamSh
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  • 1917 Biggin Hill was established as an airfield for wireless experiments but then became part of the London Air Defence Are
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  • ...ancing College and this may have been one of the reasons for the choice of airfield.
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  • ...ade at Croydon and the assembly of scooters at a new factory at Somerton AirfieldSomerton near Cowes purchased from J. Samuel White and Co
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  • ...struction of Fairey Fireflys, Hamicar Gliders and many other planes at the airfield. Post WWII Some production activity continued but the Hanworth factory and airfield were too small
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  • 1917 Biggin Hill was established as an airfield for wireless experiments but then became part of the London Air Defence Are
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  • ...-Roe started an air-travel company, Spartan Airways, from Somerton Airfield on the Isle of Wight using its Spartan Cruiser
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  • ...new London Airport to replace the old Croydon AerodromeCroydon grass airfield. Category: Airfield
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  • ...Dan Minchin, Captain Leslie Hamilton and Anne Savile took off from Upavon airfield in a Dutch Fokker F.VIIA named the St. Raphael in a bid to become the first
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  • It rolled the runways of Tern Hill airfield during WWII.
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  • ...ter City Council was keen to establish a municipal airport, so a temporary airfield was built in Wythenshawe. The site for a new permanent airport was chosen a Category: Airfield
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  • ...ons Research Establishment (AWRE), which was built on the site of a former airfield, RAF Aldermaston. Other Atomic Weapons Establishment sites could be found a
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  • The company occupied 109 acres, including an airfield stretching from Church Lane across Jubilee park, and in 1918 it employed 80
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  • Samlesbury Aerodrome is a disused airfield at Balderstone near Samlesbury, in the Ribble Valley district of Lancashire
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  • ...projects undertaken by Amey Roadstone Construction included Mount Pleasant Airfield completed in 1986.
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  • ...tried to land on the Station, they thought that they were landing at Cark Airfield.
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  • ...new London Airport to replace the old Croydon AerodromeCroydon grass airfield.
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  • ...th later the Company formed a flying school, with premises at Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands near London, and Larkhill on Salisbury Plain. (See Bristol F
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  • Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands 8
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  • It was established in 1911 by Vickers who used it as an airfield and testing ground.
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  • ...hley (who was later killed in the 1914-1918 war) moved from Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands to Shoreham to start the Shoreham Flying School, Shoreham. Sad The airfield was used during the 1914-18 war as a RFC training base with No. 3 Training
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  • ...later privatised in 1981 and was renamed BAE Systems in 1999. As such the airfield has been the testing ground for several frontline aircraft including the En
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  • of White Waltham Airfield
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  • Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands 44
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  • Today, Upavon Airfield is still used to train glider pilots and flying instructors by the Air Cade
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  • ...February, Spartan had moved into the buildings and airfield at Somerton AirfieldSomerton, previously used by J. Samuel White and Co, after financial
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  • ...Pashley and his brother Eric Clowes Pashley moved from Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands to Shoreham to start the Shoreham Flying School, Shoreham.
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  • ...nd. This modern aircraft proved to be too heavy to take off from the short airfield in Hucclecote, and was instead fitted out to the bare minimum and given a v
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  • The site was sold in 1960, along with that of the airfield. The buildings and the sites were cleared for the construction of the Castl
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  • Aircraft manufacturers, of Woodley Airfield, Reading ...owis and Jack Phillips as Phillips and Powis Aircraft at Woodley airfield in Reading, operating a club and repairing aircraftFlight, 28 August 1
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  • 1943 Took over the old shipyard at Dinas, Port DinorwicAirfield Research Group https://www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/caernarfonsh
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  • ...electrification contract, and during the war took charge of his companys airfield contracts.
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  • ...ed by Shorts. In 1983, following interest from airlines and customers, the airfield was opened for commercial flights as Belfast Harbour Airport (later Belfast
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  • Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands 90
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  • ...ade at Croydon and the assembly of scooters at a new factory at Somerton AirfieldSomerton near Cowes purchased from J. Samuel White and Co
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  • 1946 The business moved out of Cheltenham to a disused airfield at Stoke Orchard for production of the car but only one was built. Work st
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  • ...rles Powis and Jack Phillips as Phillips and Powis Aircraft at Woodley airfield in Reading, Berkshire as a club and repairers. ...produce aircraft under the Miles name as the Miles brothers had leased the airfield for work on aviation contracts.
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  • ...-Roe started an air-travel company, Spartan Airways, from Somerton AirfieldSomerton. By the end of 1933 it had proved so successful that it became p
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  • Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands 108
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  • 1938 The government acquired land to the east of the de Havilland airfield at Somerford for use as the Air Defence Research and Development Establishm
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  • ...the first Briton to perform a loop in an aircraft, (a Blériot), at Hendon airfield in September 1913.
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  • ... Youth of Britain II first flew on 10 April 1932 from Sherburn-in-Elmet Airfield, followed soon after by the second aircraft G-ABSJ Youth of Britain I
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  • The Wiener Neustadt airfield served as a training ground to the flight pioneers Igo Etrich, Karl I
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  • ...ment moved there in January 1945. The better weather conditions at the new airfield permitted a considerable increase in the output of experimental work.
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  • ...hley (who was later killed in the 1914-1918 war) moved from Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands to Shoreham to start the Shoreham Flying School, Shoreham.
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  • ...Lighting established, specialist in the design and manufacture of portable airfield lighting systems. Provides portable equipment including portable runway an
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  • Brooklands AirfieldBrooklands 318
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  • ...business partner, financed by millionaire Jack A. Coates, moved to Heston Airfield in Middlesex.
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  • ...lindale and converting it into what could be recognised as a proper modern airfield. ...ked main line with a platform close to the main line and a loop around the airfield to the plant. It had been Claude Grahame-White’s conviction that Hendon w
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  • In 1932 the group hosted a one day air show and trade fair at the Hendon airfield in London on 19 June, the day after the annual RAF Hendon display. Similar The SBAC show moved to de Havillands Hatfield airfield in 1936 and 1937; the latter was both the first two day SBAC show and the l
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  • ...ately, Folland became part of British Aerospace (BAe). Although Hamble airfield closed in 1986, BAe continued to use the premises there for the production
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  • Research, where he carried out original research work on road and airfield
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  • In September 1911 she flew in the air show at Nassau Boulevard airfield in Garden City, New York and, while competing against Helene Dutrieu, M
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  • ...as the location for his factory, with spare land that could be used as an airfield.
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  • ...eptember 1913, just 12 days earlier, in a Nieuport IV monoplane at an army airfield near Kiev. Pégoud also was the first pilot to make a parachute jump from a
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  • ...y forbade her to attempt a flight; and that after taxiing twice across the airfield she took off, flying "ten or fifteen feet high" and handling the controls w On 18 July 1919 de Laroche, who was a talented engineer, went to the airfield at Le Crotoy as part of her plan to become the first professional woman tes
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  • ...ship which set down on Lindfield Common on April 20, 1912 from Farnborough airfield. On board were six members of the Royal Flying Corps under the command
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  • ...ade at Croydon and the assembly of scooters at a new factory at Somerton AirfieldSomerton near Cowes purchased from J. Samuel White and Co
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  • ...first successful models used ball-bearings from crashed Spitfires (Woodley Airfield was a graveyard for many aircraft that staggered home, badly damaged) as th
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  • ...old to Marshalls (Halifax), also makers of aircraft ground support and airfield tractorsThe Times, Sep 18, 1972
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  • ...-and-night work before the aircraft could take off again. At Sourabays the airfield was a sea of mud; 500 native matting houses were pulled down to make a runw
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  • ...m, as well as from Beaulieu Heath (near the site of the later World War II airfield) and Paultons Park. He gained his aviators certificate in 1914.
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  • 1954 Introduction of airfield control radar, designed for use with jets, and cloud avoidance radar for us
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  • He also played a leading part in setting up the new RAE airfield and facilities near Bedford.
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  • ...the Post Office acquired part of the site of the decommissioned Martlesham airfield for its research laboratory which was moved from Dollis Hill.
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  • Further reportage appears in the history of another airfield called Hendon at Bradford, Yorkshire. He was the first to fly from there
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  • ...ations would do also. Before a testing session, he once used a now defunct airfield next to the Flugplatz section of the Nürburgring as a landing strip, and r
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  • ...ade at Croydon and the assembly of scooters at a new factory at Somerton AirfieldSomerton near Cowes purchased from J. Samuel White and Co
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  • ...ficially opened as the new London Airport to replace the old Croydon grass airfield.
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  • ...factory at North Way, Andover, with an aircraft hangar on nearby Thruxton Airfield housing the Test Department. Manufacturing was concentrated at Wolverhampto
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  • ...orace Short to test fly a batch of six Short Bombers from the Eastchurch airfield. In spite of his relative youth, his flying skills impressed Horace Short,
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  • ...the morning of 9 December 1936, he boarded a Dutch DC-2 of KLM at Croydon airfield, bound for Amsterdam. After some delay caused by heavy fog, the airliner to
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  • ...ts 12,220 square metre (131,000 square feet) site. The company has its own airfield with a 750 metre reinforced grass runway.
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  • In 1909 in Wiener Neustadt the first airfield of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was founded. Etrich rented two hangars (or a
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  • ...eefe Robinson crashing on landing, assuming he could even find the nearest airfield in the dark. The BE2c was at its maximum ceiling, at which any aircraft is ...obinson Close) in Hornchurch, Essex on the site of the former Suttons Farm airfield.
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  • 1945 Vickers-Armstrongs acquired the South Marston airfield which would be used as the base for its Supermarine activities
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  • ...hat he could contest more classes at the same event and at Greenham Common airfield the Super Nero took seven World and Naional standing start mile and f
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  • ...ack Phillips set up a company Phillips and Powis Aircraft at Woodley airfield in Reading ...first successful models used ball-bearings from crashed Spitfires (Woodley Airfield was a graveyard for many aircraft that staggered home, badly damaged) as th
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  • ...ravelling at 320 mph (510 km/h) IAS at 8,000 feet (2,500 m) over Chalgrove Airfield in Oxfordshire.
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  • 1937 The company purchased farmland to build a second airfield which became Cambridge Airport. This was very opportune for re-armament was
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  • ..., which burst into flames and came down at Laffans Plain (now Farnborough Airfield), near Aldershot. He was buried at Aldershot Military Cemetery with full mi
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  • ...rbo-jet engine, invented by Sir Frank Whittle, took off from the companys airfield at Hucclecote. This formed the basis for the Gloster Meteor, the only jet t ...nd. This modern aircraft proved to be too heavy to take off from the short airfield in Hucclecote, and was instead fitted out to the bare minimum and given a v
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  • The former Westland site at the now-disused airfield in Weston-super-Mare houses the Helicopter Museum featuring a number of
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  • Aviation: the South Marston airfield would be acquired and use as the base for Supermarine activities. ...from Weybridge had been brought back; the land was to be acquired but the airfield would not be used as such. The civilian Vickers: Viking V.C.1Viking ha
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  • ...unmarried and able to pay the membership fees of the Royal Aero Club. The airfield became the Naval School, EastchurchNaval Flying School, Eastchurch. Tw
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  • ...ucted the Royal OrdnanceRoyal Ordnance Factory, Swynnerton (1939–42), airfield runways and concrete units for Mulberry HarbourMulberry harbours.
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  • ...r trophy, subsequently won by Matilde Moisant, at the Nassau Boulevard airfield meeting in Garden City, New York. In the same year Dutrieu beat 14 male pil
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  • ...pruce plywood), which was developed at and first flew from the Joyce Green airfield in Kent on 13 April 1919. Initially, it bore the interim civil registration
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  • 1960 Acquired Auster AircraftAuster Aircraft Co of Rearsby airfield; formed Beagle Aircraft British Executive and General Aviation (BEAGLE
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  • 1933 Established air-travel company, Spartan Airways, from Somerton Airfield
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  • ...ed by Shorts. In 1983, following interest from airlines and customers, the airfield was opened for commercial flights as Belfast Harbour Airport (later Belfast
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  • ...h Way, Andover; with the Test Department in an aircraft hangar on Thruxton Airfield. Frame manufacturing was transferred to Wolverhampton, where a second produ
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  • Aerodrome. See Airfield ; Airport (below) Aerodynamics, Principles of (Review), 581 Aeronautical Ac Airfield Pavement Construction, Soil Stabilisation in, 342
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  • On 16 August, Cobby led a bombing raid on the German airfield at Haubourdin, near Lille, the largest aerial assault by Allied forces up u The following day he led another such attack against Lomme airfield and was recommended for the Distinguished Service Order as a result. Gazett
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  • ...1, while serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary as a pilot, at Kirkbride airfield (Ordnance Survey Map NY 227 558 GB Grid) near Kirkhampton, Cumberland. The
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  • 1972 Thornycroft had transfered their ‘Nubian’ range of 6x6 airfield crash tenders to Scammell, together with the LD55 6x4 dumptruck. ...ycroft Nubian range was replaced by a new range of 4x4 and 6x6 rear-engine airfield crash tenders with engine powers up to 540 hp. To complement their automati
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  • ...blishment. The concept of hands-on learning with access to aircraft and an airfield was completely revolutionary. In 1953, Roxbee was appointed one of three ne
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  • 1929 the airfield at Cricklewood was closed and a new one built at Radlett, where most aircra
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  • ...first British prototype Tornado (and second to fly) took off from the BAC airfield at Warton.
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  • ...CentreResearch Laboratory on the site of the decommissioned Martlesham airfield and moved the laboratory there from Dollis Hill.
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  • ...On 20 February, the Spartan company moved into the buildings at Somerton AirfieldSomerton, previously used by J. Samuel White and Co, after financial
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  • ...a mile to the west of Brooklands effectively making the site an island. An airfield was constructed on Weybridge Heath at the beginning of Britain’s adventur ...1946 The Times, Wednesday, Jul 03, 1946. See Brooklands Airfield.
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  • ...war years. Some of these engines provided power for radar, radio-location, airfield and various lighting systems for the Air Ministry. War Department requireme
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  • The former Westland site at the now-disused airfield in Weston-super-Mare houses the Helicopter Museum featuring a number of
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  • ...modernising its fitting out facilities. Built a new factory at Somerton AirfieldSomerton, near CowesThe Times, 29 September 1919 which after t
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  • ...squadron was ordered to France in January 1916, it arrived at Boisdinghem airfield, near Saint-Omer equipped with R.E.7 reconnaissance aircraft. Bishop first
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  • ...the back, presumably for the turbines fuel. The machine was evidently for airfield use, possibly for starting jet aircraft.
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  • ...y switch was made to assemble them in a hangar at AvroAvros Woodford airfield. By the end of the war, M-V had built 1,080 Lancasters. These were followed
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  • ...war years. Some of these engines provided power for radar, radio-location, airfield and various lighting systems for the Air Ministry. War Department requireme
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  • 5-7th Aug. Gloucestershire Steam and Vintage Extravaganza. South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester. http://www.steamextravaganza.com
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  • Trenchard arrived at Central Flying School, UpavonUpavon airfield, where the Central Flying School was based, and was assigned to Arthur On his arrival in London, Trenchard briefed the Cabinet that his first bomber airfield at Ochey near Nancy was ready and Lloyd George urged that the bombing begin
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  • Asphalt Carpet for Airfield Runways, 384 Asphalt Carpet, Jet-Resistant, for Airfield;
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  • ...nufacture and ResearchBritish Manufacture & Research Ltd., Faldingworth Airfield, Faldingworth, Lincoln. Kent County Council Supplies Department, The Airfield, West Mailing.
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  • Standard Telephones and CablesStandard Telephones and Cables, Ltd., Airfield Lighting Control, 164
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  • Automobile Testing Ground, Lindley Airfield, 424 Lindley Airfield Automobile Testing Ground, 424
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  • ...avid Brown and SonsBrown, David, and Sons (Huddersfield). Ltd., Private Airfield, (575)
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  • Airfield Local Board, Meeting of the, 323
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  • ...Dept., responsible for development of Cross channel petrol lines (PLUTO). Airfield fog clearance installations (FIDO), and Flame weapons, in 1943. In. 1945 be
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  • ...e, Martel missiles for 9 C-5A Galaxy transport 987 Concorde airliner, airfield silencers 205 sonic boom problems 395-6 Airfield lighting, portable set 677
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  • British Manufacture & Research Co. Ltd., Faldingworth Airfield, Faldingworth. Micaply International Ltd., Silloth Airfield, Silloth, Carlisle.
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  • Airfield Surface Movement Indicator (Decca Radar, Ltd.), 542 — London, Airfield Surface Movement Indicator, 542; Industrial Dispute at, 872
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  • ...Sales Superintendent. Served in R.A.F. during war with M.T. Companies and Airfield Construction W.T.O. Interests : Horticulture, Bull-dog breeding, and Antiqu
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  • ...ctor from 1947-57; is also Chairman, Dorset Ironfoundry Co., Ltd., Mercury Airfield Equipment, Ltd., and Director of Servis Recorders, Ltd.; member of Sales Ma
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  • Decca Radar, Ltd., Airfield Radar (Trade Publication), 266; M.S. “ Navigator,” Equipment of, 615; M
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  • Airfield Surface Movement Indicator at London Airport, 446
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