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Eamonn Fahey19/06/2017 12:52:09
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Tom Sharp 219/06/2017 16:55:23
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Yes I saw that last night on BBC Northwest news.

When I was at school around 1949 a Tiger Moth landed on the school sports field. The teacher went out to him and it transpired he was lost and looking for directions. We all trooped out to see him depart and that put an end to interest in education for the day.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator19/06/2017 19:52:31
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Nice bit of flying! Though I bet he found his hands were sweating a bit after he stopped!


Essjay19/06/2017 20:55:52
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Not a very good shot though, he missed the green,

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator19/06/2017 22:45:20
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Paul Jefferies20/06/2017 08:59:17
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The obvious lesson to be learned from this incident is that all golf courses should be made into airfields!wink


Peter Christy20/06/2017 09:28:40
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The landing is even more remarkable when you read this:


"Much to the surprise of Mr. Robinson the plane landed on a fairway which had specifically been designed with a hump in the 1940’s to prevent German aircraft landing on the green."




ken anderson.20/06/2017 09:47:46
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we use to have a LMA member in our club who complained that the site was no good for large model flying....... we had a full-size land on it and take off again...and over the years several micro light's!

ken full-size dept.

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator20/06/2017 20:56:52
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Well no, we can't have German Aircraft landing on the green, I mean by Jove what would the committee say? It just isn't the British way chaps.

BEB wink 2

Edited By Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 20/06/2017 20:57:19

Geoff Sleath20/06/2017 22:43:24
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Back in the early 90s I did a week's gliding course in Derbyshire and the week coincided with an anniversary of the Dambuster's raid and there was to be a flypast of at least one Lancaster along the Derwent dams so all the local fields were full of temporary car parks.

In the morning I had a brilliant flight with the instructor. We flew along the ridge over Edale towards the Kinder Scout plateau and along back towards Win and Lose hills. We gained enough height over Win Hill to do a loop (with the instructor flying, of course).

The instructor took my friend out in the afternoon in the Puschaz trainer and tried to do an equally ambitious flight but was unable to gain enough height to regain the airfield. All the usual landing out fields were full of cars so he chose to land on the school football pitch in Hope. He somehow managed to side slip in between the goal posts for a perfect landing. He phoned in and we had to go out with a trailer to tow him back.

Someone else I knew from sailing landed his Jodel on the M1 and taxied into Leicester Forest East services (under police escort). He was quite upset when they wouldn't allow him to use the motorway as a runway to take off once the weather had cleared. Fortunately they were able to manhandle the aircraft into a neighbouring field or his little escapade would have been more expensive than it was. He did get fined but I don't how much or what the offence was. This was sometime in the 80s so the road wasn't quite as busy as it is now.


Phil 921/06/2017 07:25:38
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There is a golf course near me in Pembrokeshire that activity encourages members to land their aircraft on the duel use fairway / runway

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