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Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by deerhunter » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:55 am

Also on news stated that Linton to close
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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by Headancer » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:06 am

Move to Valley ?

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by PeteHemsley » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:10 am

deerhunter wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:55 am
Also on news stated that Linton to close
That's always been the plan to relocate Linton units to valley.

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by jules50 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:18 am

Warrington.lol

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:51 am

it wasn't that long ago that Lincoln city council were on about investing in a visitor centre and museum etc

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by graham luxton » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am

Trust the BBC to stretch the runway to 10,000feet! All V-Bomber bases had runways built to a standard length of 9,000ft.

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:00 am

be nice if someone like Marshalls bought it, wishfull thinking!

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:15 am

graham luxton wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:58 am
Trust the BBC to stretch the runway to 10,000feet! All V-Bomber bases had runways built to a standard length of 9,000ft.
I have just read that in 1956 the runway was extended to 10,000 for Vulcan bombers !!

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by EGVP » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:38 am

Scampton's runway is 8989ft long according to the charts, with a strip length (so including underruns) of 9271.6ft.

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Post by C24 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:38 pm

Rumour has it that RAF Wittering is also in the running.

I would'nt give it much credence though, I've only just made it up. ;)
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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:33 pm

What a great way to continue the RAF100 celebrations :whistle: :roll:

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by SCARECROW » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:35 pm

Wittering is the very strong rumour I've heard

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by jem60 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:36 pm

My wife says that she didn't realise that length was so important....... :Oops: :Oops:

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:44 pm

jem60 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:36 pm
My wife says that she didn't realise that length was so important....... :Oops: :Oops:
I guess its how its used :whistle:

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by C24 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:50 pm

Wittering might be in running because the airspace of the old RAF Cottesmore would allow practice without impinging on the Grobs. :S
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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:52 pm

if they were at waddo they could still use Romeo 313

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by EGVP » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:02 pm

And if developers build houses on the old airfield site, R313 surely cannot remain?!

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Re: Red Arrows RAF Scampton air base to be sold off

Post by baz1 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:39 pm

too true Chris and I guess it will coast a fortune to break the runway and hardstands up/ dismantle hangars etc

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