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    Default Kirkbymoorside

    Not an airfield I had heard of until recently but I am keen to find out a little more about it.

    There is an aerial here;
    http://www.content-delivery.co.uk/av...ymoorside.html

    And a photo of the entrance here;
    http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/211064

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    Default Re: Kirkbymoorside Airfield, home of Slingsby Aviation

    I've been on a couple of visits here when the T67 Firefly was in production but that has finished now and I believe that the factory now produces submersibles under the Slingsby Advanced Composites banner within the Marshall's Aerospace Group . See here ; http://www.marshall-slingsby.com/index.html
    I only recall one , possibly two small pre-fab type hangars near the grass strip which housed a dismantelled glider and the company T67 demonstrator . Slingsby have also previously used Wombleton for test flying .

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    Default Re: Kirkbymoorside Airfield, home of Slingsby Aviation

    Wasn't this originally the private airfield for nearby Welburn Hall in the 30's??

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    Default Re: Kirkbymoorside Airfield, home of Slingsby Aviation

    I have always understood that Slingsby's airstrip as the field between the factory and Welburn Hall. I think Flight magazine archives had an aerial photo of the field, possibly pre-ww2

    regards Rich

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    Default Re: Kirkbymoorside Airfield, home of Slingsby Aviation

    The 602 Sqn ORB refers to a No.1 Air Defence Group gathering at Welburn Aerodrome in May 1934.

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