Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
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By Pete L
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It's a complex world and it will find its niche. The Skyship 500 series, a previous occupant of the hangar, is still around as is the Zeppelin NT. One of the younger PPLs at the time I was learning went on to fly them. And I hadn't realised, despite living in Bedford for a few years, why Shortstown is named thus. (Just been googling: Airship Heritage Trust)

I'm just pleased that someone's designing and building aircraft in the UK*









* apart from the army of kitbuilders
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By Morten
#1475396
She was looking splendid yesterday evening catching the setting sun around seven o'clock :-)
Even Ms. M was impressed - although we both agreed that the view from the back is not as appealing as the view from the front and/sides.

What is the reason for the restricted airspace around Cardington? It's not as if it is a super secret facility or a potential hazard for navigation (up to 6,000 feet!)?

Morten
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By cirrostratus
#1475399
Was told by somebody that the reason for the Danger Area is that they still have a Hydrogen Storage / Production facility......... despite the change to Helium post Hindenburg :?:

(.......although the diesel fuel killed more people in the Hindenburg crash than the Hydrogen did )
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By joe-fbs
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The permanent restriction D206 is Met Office, nothing to do with us.

IIRC the press release mentions the wind limit on the mast and it's a lot higher than normal UK winds.
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By Morten
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What does the Met Office do or have that requires a permanently restricted airspace?

Maybe it's their website developers which need protection from the GA community... :twisted:

Morten
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By Genghis the Engineer
#1475420
They also use the area for testing UAVS.

The area is actually inactive a lot of the time, so if you want to overfly, it's worth checking.

G
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By Trent772
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Jumped out of the Skyship 600 twice !

That was novel, I can tell you :shock:

Camera work for them.
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By joe-fbs
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Some of your pictures from that jump now adorn my office and your pilot is still our chief test pilot.
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By Trent772
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Joe,

Can you post the exit shot... can't figure out how to post things here.

M
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