Sunday 08 December 2013 08:52 UTC
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I am looking for a friendly strip close to Christchurch, Dorset, to visit friends. I gather there is one very close to Lymington on an old USAF base but cannot find it in Lockyer's. Would be grateful for contact details for PPR if visitors are welcome. Thanks.
Looking at that other thread I wasn't aware of a strip near Everton (and I lived in that area for 12 years). I remember one at New Milton (gone now), there was one near the Lymington River which I think had a C 172 and certainly had G-YNOT (a Condor) based there. I know that because I knew the brother of the owner of 'YNOT. I don't think this is the same strip as the one mentioned here which is next to Snooks Lane, and I have an idea that this other strip shut down too. In addition to these I think there was an ALG in the grounds of Pylewell house and certainly there is / was an old hangar next to the road near where this was.
Sorry this is all unhelpful!
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trevs99uk's Sopley strip is now stuck between rows and rows of pig sties and their smelly inhabitants (not smelly Sopley inhabitants you understand but the sty dwellers - Oh You know what I meant to mean!)
The Wainsford, Everton (Not the Liverpool one, but the near Lymington one) strip was a surprise - I lived in Everton for many years and never knew it existed (The strip, not Everton itself). I've lived just about 1 mile south of Everton for the last 30 years and again never heard or saw a thing - so the user of said strip certainly keeps a very low profile. I only saw it one day whilst Google Earthing around the area.
Great, thought I, perhaps I could make use of it. So with firm intent, I pack me and the missus into the car and went to inspect. Couldn't find the blasted thing (The airstrip, not the wife, the car or .... errr.... anything) It's well hidden.
Looks like about 600m with a 25/07'ish orientation.
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This is a lovely long strip! And I've seen it used a few times over the past couple of years...
Anyone got any further with information?
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