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Gavin Mack02/05/2017 13:20:37
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-birmingham-39778809/runway-torn-up-as-plane-takes-off

 

Edited By Gavin Mack on 02/05/2017 13:21:38

Tom Sharp 202/05/2017 13:30:27
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Possible could have been resurfaced by members of the traveling community.

Essjay02/05/2017 13:50:34
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I remember quite a few years ago when at a full size airshow at North Weald, the Vulcan was preparing to take off with brakes on and throttles up. He then let go on the brakes and went off down the runway.

I was listening in on my airband radio and heard the following F16 lining up on the runway behind the Vulcan say on the radio that some maintenance was needed as there was a 6 foot lump of tarmac lifted up as the Vulcan took off. frown

ken anderson.02/05/2017 14:35:59
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eek-that must be a council owned runway to fall apart like that......wonder where he went to land again?

ken Anderson ne...1... .. flying vandals dept.

Guvnor02/05/2017 14:55:03
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"wonder where he went to land again? "

That was runway 10 - He then landed on 16 and took off again from 16 later. Very carefully...

Martian02/05/2017 18:18:04
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Need to set the video to Rip it up by Orange Juice

eflightray02/05/2017 19:24:54
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I found a video of a 'thing' tearing up a road wink

John Privett02/05/2017 20:12:12
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Posted by ken anderson. on 02/05/2017 14:35:59:

eek-that must be a council owned runway to fall apart like that......wonder where he went to land again?

ken Anderson ne...1... .. flying vandals dept.

I don't think Halfpenny Green airfield is council-owned.

But North Weald airfield (mentioned by Essjay in the post before yours) certainly is - Epping Forest District Council have owned it for not far short of 40 years now.

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