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C.Fenton Sold

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C.Fenton Sold

Postby Stuart Green » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:33 pm

It would appear RAF Church Fenton has now been sold, Just hoping it will stay as an airfield of some kind.
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Flyingmonster » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Any news of the buyer?
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Stuart Green » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:42 pm

I don't know who's bought it, I'm hoping to find out tomorrow. Been some nice rumors what could be happening to it, if one of them is true it should have a good future.
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Vulcanone » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:08 am

Well lets hope the 72 Sqn pet from 1957 is not still lurking in the sewers


When they had real aircraft, not some half South American thingy :whistle:

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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Chris Procter » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:15 am

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/selby_t ... e/?ref=rss

not sure if this got anywhere with the bidding
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby davski » Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:15 pm

The housing is supposed to be going ahead (although it hasn't been started as yet) - this isn't on the airfield itself and was not part of the recent disposal/sale as far as I know. Yes, the airfield has been sold, I believe that the new owner is an empathetic aviator - time will tell! They've switched on the street lights and hangar lights again which cheered me up after the place had been left in darkness for so long!
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby pjharvey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:38 pm

I do hope it has some kind of GA flying future. It's almost impossible to get planning permission for a new GA airfield these days, so every field that is lost is blow to the aviation community.
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Chris Procter » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:44 pm

pjharvey wrote:I do hope it has some kind of GA flying future. It's almost impossible to get planning permission for a new GA airfield these days, so every field that is lost is blow to the aviation community.


personally cannot see that happening as Sherburn is a mere 4 miles away and Breighton only about 11 miles so cannot see people throwing money into it to keep it fit for aircraft
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby davski » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:51 pm

I CAN see it happening, it has more potential than both Sherburn and Breighton for commercially orientated flying as well as the recreational side. Certainly from the whispers I'm hearing the future looks very interesting and far, far brighter than it has for the last 10 years. Bring it on!
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Chris Procter » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:04 pm

davski wrote:I CAN see it happening, it has more potential than both Sherburn and Breighton for commercially orientated flying as well as the recreational side. Certainly from the whispers I'm hearing the future looks very interesting and far, far brighter than it has for the last 10 years. Bring it on!


we dont keep secrets on this forum so whats the whisper on Church Fentons future then!!
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby davski » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:46 pm

I think it is down to the new owner to make his plans known in due course but it would appear that aviation features significantly (rumour of a fly-in being organised for the new year). Interesting times ahead!
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby ColintheCaterpillar » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:35 pm

davski wrote:I CAN see it happening, it has more potential than both Sherburn and Breighton for commercially orientated flying as well as the recreational side. Certainly from the whispers I'm hearing the future looks very interesting and far, far brighter than it has for the last 10 years. Bring it on!


Indeed. I suspect SAC may find CF a more useful long term home perhaps.
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby 1979bree » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:24 am

The new owner is http://www.makins.co.uk/ ,they already own an airfield and intend to ensure that Church Fenron has a future in aviation stating "we intend to ensure Chuch Fentons operational days shall remain long and plentiful"
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby Vulcanone » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:58 pm

Sound good to me.

Even if I haven't been to Fenton yet. At least it has a rosy future unlike my old local fighter base.... Binbrook :(

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Church Fenton re-branded

Postby David Thompson » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:37 pm

How about this ? ; http://www.leeds-airport.uk/
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby EGVP » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:43 pm

Not "York South" then?
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Re: C.Fenton Sold

Postby rh226 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:57 pm

That one could be applied to Elvington, Chris.

Why not be really obscure and call it "Ulleskelf" - which is probably the next nearest place? Or even "Sherburn (North)"?
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