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Fenton Fly in

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1979bree
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Fenton Fly in

Post by 1979bree » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:54 am

As rumoured earlier there will be a Fly in on Saturday 3rd January. Landing fee £10.
New owner is hoping ro remove the white crosses from the runways
No further details at present but this off the PPrune forum. Sounds like good news!

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by Chris Procter » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:18 pm

1979bree wrote:As rumoured earlier there will be a Fly in on Saturday 3rd January. Landing fee £10.
New owner is hoping ro remove the white crosses from the runways
No further details at present but this off the PPrune forum. Sounds like good news!
do you have a link to the PPrune forum as I can ony one thread referring to Church fenton and that says nothing about a Fly in

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by 1979bree » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:32 pm


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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by Chris Procter » Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:26 am

Thanks 1979bree

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by stevep22 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:34 pm

Seems to have been a resounding success, with around 200 visiting aircraft according to reports. :P

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by davski » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:20 pm

It was a cracking day, approx 250 visiting aircraft and unrestricted access to all the airfield buildings. Superb. Thanks to the organisers and the airfield owner, Chris Makin.

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by stevep22 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:58 pm

Hopefully it's something that they will repeat in the summer months. Couldn't make it there myself but saw a lot of the stuff coming in from the west flying lowish over Rothwell.

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by davski » Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:31 pm

It was mad, at one point you could clearly see 10+ aircraft approaching the runway! Real celebratory atmosphere though, fantastically warm hangar too with refreshments and a rather splendid military vehicle display. Some heavier stuff next time please - warbirds and maybe a jet or two!

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by benyboy » Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:18 am

I looked out for you Dav but did not see you. That must be the warmest hangar I have ever been in ! I dont think I would like to pay the bill though.

I had a very enjoyable, if cold few hours there. An excellent event at a fantastic airfield, I look forward to visiting again soon.
I`m waiting to see what the 100 jobs that will be created are :thumb:

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Fenton Fly-in 04-01-2015

Post by linton » Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:48 am

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by davski » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:05 pm

Hi Ben, there were loads of folk I managed not to bump into, that said, a bit bigger and busier than Breighton!
I hear you Linton but I'm thinking big - I want JPs, Spitfires and Mustangs please LOL! The only aircraft sporting military schemes were the Cub and the Bulldog. There was also a Chipmunk at the fly-in although I missed it (I actually didn't know that the Yak was a warbird either - cool!). The total attendees now seems to be between 198 - 214 aircraft as opposed to the original guestimate which was being mooted during the day itself.

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by stevep22 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:49 pm

I'm really interested to see how the whole thing pans out. To create 100 jobs sounds like it's going to be a sizeable operation. Something on the lines of Gamston perhaps?

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Re: Fenton Fly in

Post by davski » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:02 am

I reckon it will take considerable investment to make it viable but securing the site in the first place was a very good move. Unfortunately it appears to have been almost criminally neglected over the past 15 years.

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