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Report - NGTE Pyestock, July 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by 2wid, Aug 3, 2011.

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    It's my version of events, previously seen on Keïteï's report nichts neues really, it was a real pleasure to see this place, massive pile of rusting pipes, oh yeah! :D big thanks to D. for showing us the way in!

    visited with: Existential Nihilist, Keïteï, Dubbed Navigator, Ali Explores + brother, AndrewB, Dicky21, LutEx and East of Desolation. (yes Keïteï i nicked it directly of you :)) My first and hope not the last such a crowded explore, pleasure to meet all of you guys :thumb

    history (only because i like copypasting it in my reports): The National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE Pyestock) in Fleet, part of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), UK was the prime site in the UK for design and development of gas turbine and jet engines. It was created by merging the design teams of Frank Whittle's Power Jets and the RAE turbine development team run by Hayne Constant. NGTE spent most of its lifetime as a major testing and development center, both for experimental developments as well as supporting the major commercial engine companies.

    For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development and was almost certainly the largest site of its kind in the world. V Bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were all rigorously tested on site, the power of the air house allowed Concorde's engines to be tested at 2,000 mph, every single gas turbine installed in the Royal Navy were checked here, captured Soviet engines were discretely examined - and all this on terra firma, without a single plane taking off.NGTE Pyestock closed down in 2000. The Pyestock campus is now in the state of being decommissioned pending the building of a large business/industrial park.

    To make the report less boring i included some of the people shots.

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    [pic. no. 2 - Existential Nihilist, pic.no. 4 - Keïteï, pic. no. 13 - The Mechanical Man, pic. no. 14 - Keïteï]

    Thanks for watching.​
     

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