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Report - Pyestock Oct 2012

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Cloth Head, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Cloth Head

    Cloth Head 28DL Regular User
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    The National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE Pyestock) in Fleet, part of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE), 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 testing and development centre, both for experimental developments and to support commercial engine companies.

    The newly merged venture was nationalised. Pyestock, a former golf course in a secluded wooded spot between Farnborough and Fleet was chosen as the turbine development site, as the activities at the NGTE would be top secret and the surrounding woodland would dampen the noise. Construction began in 1949 with small test "cubicles" inside buildings like the Plant House. When the possibility of supersonic jets arose, the site was expanded to the north west, with the Air House and several large test cells built circa 1961.

    For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development. It was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. V bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. The power of the air house allowed Concorde's engines to be tested at 2,000 mph. Every gas turbine installed in Royal Navy ships was checked here; captured Soviet engines were discreetly examined.

    NGTE Pyestock closed down in 2000 and was decommissioned to make way for a business park.

    Visited in Oct 2012. drove myself all the way down to Hampshire and met up with a shit load of people, entering via a hole in the fence and trying to leave via the same hole (we just couldn't find) while being chased by security, we ended up getting caught by security but we had pretty much finished for the day. loved this place I dont think there will be anything of this scale and ease of access in the UK again.

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  2. Wevsky

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    Blast from the past.really nice selection of pics there mate
     
  3. Speed

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    So much good stuff gone in the skip! Not sure i agree with the last comment tho. Can think of one place that's out there right now.
     
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