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Raf church fenton

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by HellHound, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. HellHound

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    Hi guys im a new member and heard raf church fenton is closed down don't know myself but it'd be worth a good luck and it's a fair size too can someone let me [MAP]RAF CHURCH FENTON[/MAP]know on that plz thanks:thumb
     

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    Welcome and thanks for the heads up :thumb if you scroll down this page it brings up latest postings about RAF Church Fenton.
     
  3. Twizzle

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    Still a live site
     
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    I wouldn't try, site is still live as they are decommissioning ILS/glide slope transmitters and such like. I fly from Sherburn and some people have been doing cheeky touch and goes there as it's so local and there is now a notice up at the club warning people not to do it as it's a live site still.
     
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    Didn't even know this RAF site was there, driven past the area quite a few times recently!
     
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    RAF Church Fenton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Amendments

    2003–2013

    On 25 March 2013 it was announced that Church Fenton would close by the end of 2013. The units would be relocated to RAF Linton on Ouse by 31 December 2013. By 19 December 2013, all units had relocated and the airfield was closed. Some equipment will be relocated to RAF Topcliffe. MOD security will continue to secure the site until disposal. A NOTAM was issued suspending the air traffic zone (ATZ) at the end of 2013

    Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron and ATC

    The station was home to Yorkshire Universities Air Squadron [which moved to RAF Linton-on-Ouse in December 2014] and it is from there that they used to conduct their flying training in the Grob Tutor Aircraft. Much of the station is now derelict and fenced off and the Officers Mess has been demolished. The airside section of the station is closed with various hangars that used to contain YUAS’s aircraft engineering support, fire/ambulance facilities and a sports hangarare now empty . The station used to have a fully functioning and manned Air Traffic Control Tower.

    The Station headquarters remains and used to incorporate YUAS’s administration, presentation and social facilities. There was a canteen facility known as the "Feeder" and a basic accommodation block. Yorkshire UAS ceased operations at RAF Church Fenton on 19 December 2013, following the closure of the airfield.

    RAF Church Fenton is still home to 2434 (Church Fenton) Squadron Air Training Corps in a secure compound
     
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    Hey, i live in the area and i can confirm it's still active, they're thinking of turning it into a freight port in the near future soon. It's certainly not worth visiting for exploration.

    Post up anything else around the area though, i'd be interested in the share :)
     
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