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    I was told that there's a whole section on the web about this german craft over the Thames...couldn't find it.. And yes ! Believe it or not, I was working today despite all the side-tracking. !!

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    Quick note to say thanks to all involved for another excellent trip. Very friendly and informative. Weather let us down a bit so please try to book better weather next time Chris!



    edit: 344 mile road miles (including side visit to Alconbury) and the journey back was horrific

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    Default Re: Cranfield - 27-04-2012

    Yes a really good visit, enjoyed it immensely. Agree about the travelling though, truly awful weather.

    Group pic should appear shortly.

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    Some photos from Cranfield on 27 April 2012.

    1 - Taxiway resurfacing


    2 - C-Type Hangar


    3 - AMQ's


    4 - Another C-Type Hangar


    5 - Fire Tender Shed / NFE Store. Due to be demolished soon


    6 - Dassault Falcon


    7 - King Air


    8 - Old photo of Cranfield


    9 - Control Tower


    10 - Group photo. L-R: Michael Mortimer, Unidentifield Swirl!, norwichpaul, CDP, tigger, Jim Hope, NJR, Chas Parker and myself.


    Huge thanks to Daniel Jackson and LaFarge for making this trip possible for the ARG.

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    Nice shots. The Dassault Falcon has been sold and will be replaced by a Global Express. All them trucks constantly go past the office I work in (for handling and maintenance) The work on the hangar and taxiway/apron isn't far from complete. Did anyone show you around or was you given permission to walk around by the tower?

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    Hi captainflynn23, it was an organised tour by one of the senior guys at Lafarge who is an ARG member, a brilliant day despite the damp conditions! Everyone we met there was excellent and couldn't have been more accomodating.

    Do you have any updated phtos of the taxiway resurfacing work?

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    Oh thats cool Sounds like you had a good time, sorry the weather wasn't so good for you though. At the moment i've got no pics of the current work, however, I will get some over the next week for you. I was told that things were 1 week behind schedule which isn't too bad though.
    I'll take some pics the next time i'm in work and upload them throughout the course of the week.

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    It could be the fact that it's been pi****g down all day which is why it's been quiet, however it could be that they've finished. Certainly the bit outside Hangar 2 is done.

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    It's nearly done, but today they were working outside on the taxiway near the hangar. I never took pics as they were drilling certain areas and thats a loud and annoying sound and we were ever so busy in work today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canberra View Post
    Just looking at the picture of the college of aeronautics fleet, is that an MS762 Paris I see or is it something similar?
    I was a student at the C of A 1957-1959, my recollection is (which may be faulty after 55 years) that the Paris was being used by Aero students on some research project. The engine failed and was deemed a total write-off. Buying a new engine (Turbomecca Marbore comes to mind) was financially out-of-reach, so it sat there. It never flew again while I was in attendance.

    Another interesting thing about the subject photograph. There appear to be two DeH Doves. There was only one when I was there, it had formerly been Winston Churchill's personal aircraft. There was never a Lancaster while I was there, the Aircraft Design Museum did have the Avro Lincoln prototype, which doesnt appear in the pictures of the collection.

    Sorry about the belated response, I only today stumbled on the site.

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