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Predannack

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RubyRoo
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Predannack

Post by RubyRoo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:07 am

It's often mentioned that Predannack gets used as the relief landing ground for Culdrose, but on a typical week, how much action does the airfield actually see?

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Re: Predannack

Post by MRTT » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:16 am

I was down there just after Easter and didn't spot anything operating from the airfield, not sure whether activity has declined in recent months.

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Re: Predannack

Post by KyleG » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:16 am

It can vary a lot. Some days you'll get next to nothing out there, while other days you'll get almost constant use. It's also used extensively for night flying as there is less light pollution there than at Culdrose, so less problems with NVGs, and it means Culdrose doesn't have to continually operate with lights out. The fire training area also gets regular use by both Culdrose's own fire crews as well as some civilian crews.
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Re: Predannack

Post by RubyRoo » Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:42 pm

Thank you both for your answers. Sounds like complete pot luck then if I'm ever down that way. :)

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Re: Predannack

Post by Cornish-guy » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:33 pm

Theres always the Adders you could spot, just dont get too close :O


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Re: Predannack

Post by C-Harvey » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:37 am

And there used to be the gliding on at w/ends, that was several years back.
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Re: Predannack

Post by erik_k » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi,

is any of the stored aircraft/helicopters visible from outside the base or a higher viewing point?
Are the RAF gliders still there and are those only flying in weekends?

I will be in the area May 7-11th for holiday.
Any info is welcome.

Erik (from Holland)

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Re: Predannack

Post by MRTT » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:49 pm

You're able to get a fairly restricted view of the aircraft from the Kynance Cove car park, certainly not good for photography that's for sure.

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Re: Predannack

Post by David Thompson » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:11 pm

Lots of new temporary permanent buildings going up for 626 VGS . Photos on their Facebook page ; https://www.facebook.com/626-Volunteer- ... 263002754/ .
Set to be one of the much reduced in number regional gliding centres .
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Re: Predannack

Post by erik_k » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 pm

So from Kynance Cove car park you can see some old aircraft, but that seems a rather great distance!
Can nothing been seen from the Windmill Farm on the east side, should be more close, or are bushes in front??

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Re: Predannack

Post by XV370 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Only just picked up this post as I do not get on FC much these days.
For the best view of Predannack (without trespassing) follow these directions. Head to Mullion village and pass through heading towards Mullion Cove (B3296). You will pass the school, cricket club and a shop on your left. Where the road turns left and drops down is a turn to the left signed Predannack. Follow the road downhill and up again before it veers right. Keep straight on for around 800 yards and at the junction continue straight on to a track through a field. At the bottom is a National Trust car park. Park here and head down the obvious path through the farm buildings and keep straight on. Ignore the turn to the right for the coast path and a turn to the left shortly after and keep going straight on. Go through a gateway and over a stile/ hedge following the hedgeline which will be on your left. After going over another gap in the hedge follow the path straight on towards the airfield. Through another gate and turn slightly right. You are now on the bridleway around the edge of the airfield. Keep going along this and you will eventually get reasonable views of the aircraft at this end of the airfield. AVOID THE TEMPTATION TO ENTER THE AIRFIELD - YOU WILL BE TRESPASSING!!

At one point a track leads off the airfield over the bridleway towards Kynance Farm. If you follow this road for a few 100 yards you can look back at the airfield from albeit a distance but get a different view of the derelict aircraft. Identification is difficult but not impossible with binoculars or a spotting scope.

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