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Cranwell and BH 31/8

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slogen51
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Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by slogen51 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:03 am

Cranwell
G-MEPT is out side at Cranwell with ZM301 and two other types - looks like a photo shoot.

Tucano ZF290 getting ready to go

Barkston Heath prefects at 9:30
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ZM305
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reaper493
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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by reaper493 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:34 pm

Wheres the best place to park and read off/ watch arriving a/c?

I drove by one day the other week and couldn't work out where best to stop?

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by slogen51 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:37 pm

Barkston Heath ? I parked in a disused warehouse entrance opposite the station and walked down a bit to read the grobs off. I think they take off over the road from memory.

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by jakdaw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:53 pm

Reaper493: Barkston Heath: I park in the carpark near the barrier and ask at the security box if its ok to read of and take some pictures usually they are fine though sometimes its a no. Cranwell I tend to stop just of the A17 there a couple of spaces on the corner of the A17 and the minor road, gives good views of the King Airs and Phenoms by the main hangars.
Slogan51: The two aircraft with the Phenom and Prefect were a King Air and Tutor and yes there was a photo shoot, loads of guys in flying suits and a chap with a camera on the hangar balcony. The Phenom was put away shortly after photo, Tutor was towed back round other side and the Prefect and King Air were up flying shortly afterwards.

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by Photogenius » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:41 pm

G-MEPT was the Phenom as I drove past. What was the Prefect? only it was bouncing in the heat when I looked.

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by jakdaw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:52 pm

Photogenius wrote:G-MEPT was the Phenom as I drove past. What was the Prefect? only it was bouncing in the heat when I looked.

ZM301

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by reaper493 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:15 pm

thank's guys!

Will pop down in a few weeks and see what happens.

Seems odd how strict they are security wise

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by slogen51 » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:29 pm

Don't forget the dumped Canberra around the back - WT339

Half of it is just about hanging on!

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Re: Cranwell and BH 31/8

Post by jakdaw » Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:18 pm

reaper493 wrote:thank's guys!

Will pop down in a few weeks and see what happens.

Seems odd how strict they are security wise
Not really "strict" I'm sure you could park up at Barkston and read them off and they would probably leave you alone just good manners to ask/let them know what you are doing, as you are stopping by the main gate. Only asked not to once may have been a bad day or they needed the parking spaces for some reason, so left it for another day. Just being a responsible enthusiast! :D

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