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    The early postwar aerial photo of Bembridge implies that it was obstructed in a grid pattern. Could this have been lines of poles or trenches?

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    Possibly bad news...but hopefully agreement will be reached......from the IoW County Press....

    http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/doub...ure-36367.aspx

    THE future of Bembridge Airport has been thrown into doubt after a deal between its owners and aircraft company BN Group broke down.
    The company announced yesterday (Thursday) its subsidiary, Fly BN, would cease to manage the airfield from January 1, 2011, after it was unable to reach an agreement with landowners, the Taylor family.
    A spokesman for the family said the airfield would continue to operate but would no longer be licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and would not be served by the tower, owned and manned by Fly BN.
    The spokesman said: "Despite discussions over an extended period, BN Group has not changed its mind, so the airport’s owners must make alternative arrangements in order to keep the airport open.
    "The airport’s owners have neither the expertise nor the resources to take over the management of what is currently a CAA-licensed operation.
    "The need to be licensed was largely to satisfy BN Group’s requirements but the CAA is happy the airport remains open on an unlicensed basis. This is quite usual for airports and aerodromes used largely for recreation and leisure."
    William Hynett, chief executive of BN Group, said its decision would not lead to the end of its aircraft production in Bembridge and if they were not able to reach a new deal with the Taylors they could transport aircraft by road.
    He said the dispute surrounded their call for greater control of the operation of the airspace and airport and a reduction in the amount it paid towards the running of the facility.
    "We commit about 250,000 a year to the airport to cover things like the upkeep of the runway.
    "We felt that if we were asked to commit to that funding, we should at least get some degree of unity in operation and a greater say in the activity at the field," said Mr Hynett.
    He said the airfield would be unable to operate without the cash that BN invested, warning that in the short term the strip would start to crumble.
    "We would be happy to have a conversation about the future management of the airfield with a more equitable relationship in place."


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    Bembridge in 2008


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