Pilot reviews of Brough Airfield
|“||G-BGRE (Martin Baker's ?) took off from Brough at about 15:45 local today.
Nice to see someone using the runway (first I've noticed since the last Hawk flew out some time this summer) even though it comes shortly after 900 production staff were told to go home, leaving just 400 or so in the offices and stress testing.
I'd suggest that these days everyone's stress is getting well and truly tested :-/ |
|“||They are still making Aircraft here and using the runway to deliver them.
So its not as bleak as the other reviews. |
|“||The era of Brough as a live airfield now looks finally to be over. A few months ago the conversion of the former "flying club" / air traffic control tower building into a local "business enterprise centre" (or some such) for Brough began, and the sandblasters moved in to clear up the sorry state of the exterior walls.
Now I see that all the comms and weather equipment on the roof has gone, and I'm therefore guessing that all the internal radio, runway lighting and radar consoles will have gone too though - of course - I have no way of knowing whether my guess is correct.
The main runway is still there ... for how much longer, I wonder ?
The last remaining resident flying aircraft, the B2 biplane, was apparently shipped out by road in February (reportedly its CofA expired in 2005 and was not renewed) and can now be found at the Shuttleworth Collection at Old Warden.
Sad days :(
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