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    Photographs taken early 1987, not long before sunset.
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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green-Bobbington Control Tower

    Is that some sort of blimp hangar behind the tower?

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    That is an odd looking hangar, can anyone shed any light on it?

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    As I remember that hanger was built to accommodate one of the virgin airships with the air ship mast being situated about 50 metres in front of the cessna 152 shown on the right of the photograph I think the date of the photograph may be incorrect because I have a refference to the building of it in the back of my log book dated late 1988.

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    Thanks Mark, do you have any phtotos of it? It does have an airship look about it

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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green

    Who is responsible for this graffiti?

    http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=52.51....5&r=0&src=msl

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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green

    I always used to look for easy 'turn points' to photograph for gliding badge flights,I never used the official BGA turn points which were sometimes difficult to find (pre GPS)
    At that time (3/9/89) HG had a big 'HG' on the hangar roofs...easy LOL ...Old Sarum - HG - Old Sarum


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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green

    One from 2009

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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green

    Quote Originally Posted by markb64 View Post
    As I remember that hanger was built to accommodate one of the virgin airships with the air ship mast being situated about 50 metres in front of the cessna 152 shown on the right of the photograph I think the date of the photograph may be incorrect because I have a refference to the building of it in the back of my log book dated late 1988.
    Only just noticed the query concerning the date, from my mates little black book the exact date of the two photographs shown is 30-11-1989.

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    Default Re: Halfpenny Green

    Photo of Halfpenny Green in 1971 or 72 taken from a PA28 looking along runway 22, scanned from slides...



    The unused section of runway 04 and its peri track can be clearly seen top right. This was cut-off by the road leading to the airfield and was later used for storage of hay bales and as an HGV training area. Air 70 ran a flying club based in the control tower at the time, the PA28 is probably G-ATJG, G-ATTF or G-AVSA.
    Last edited by Sparky67; 29-06-2012 at 12:30.

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