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    No one has said that the BAe plant is closing, just that the airfield is probably no more.

    By the way I can see Samlebury from my living room, and Ive noticed that a mast has been erected on the airfield.

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    Just been doing some research on a project and noticed how different Samlesbury looks now, these screen shots show you haw out of date some GE images are compared to Bing but it shows how the airfield landscape has changed in the past year or so as well.

    GE from 2002


    GE from 2009 (Latest coverage)


    Bing Maps from 2011
    Last edited by Richard Flagg; 16-06-2015 at 21:54.

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    http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2012...0m-investment/

    One aft fuselage set per day? That's a lot of money to create jobs for less than three months work?

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    That's ten men operating the titanium facility and 990 in the new office block.

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    According to todays LEP BAE have applied for planning permission to build a solar farm on the airfield. The farm will be 13 acres and supply approx 25% of the power used here.

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    In last nights Lancashire evening post there is a picture from the 50s of the fire section here. What surprised me is that they had an ambulance, do the contractors have to have one?

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    A couple of recent photos of Samlesbury taken by Martin Kay and used with permission




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    So the runways have X's on them. Last week I was five miles away and there was something obviously military flying quite low in the area making lots of noise. Unfortunately being on the M6 I couldn't stop and have a look !

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    Oppposite of my experience of the M6. I have yet to use it when there wasn't multiple smash ups along the route causing complete standstills for an hour or more.

    Thos crosses look larger and more numerous that I would have expected. Did they have a problem with people ignoring it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberra View Post
    In last nights Lancashire evening post there is a picture from the 50s of the fire section here. What surprised me is that they had an ambulance, do the contractors have to have one?
    Canberra I am a bit late in asking but did you keep or scan that picture please, re the ambo yes a plant like that would normally have one.

    regards Ted of MoD station Leuchars formerly RAF Leuchars

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