BLACKNEST: Private airstrip
Operated by: Mr J Espin
Location: Roughly 1nm S of Blacknest which is W of the A325, just W of Frith End and about 3.5 to 4nm SWW to SW of Farnham town centre
Period of operation: 2000s only?
Runway: 07/25 550 grass
NOTES: I have to admit that I am not over confident that I have identified the correct site. A look at the area on Google Earth in 2017 appears to show all the typical signs of an airstrip in this position, although it does not appear to be in frequent recent use. If anybody can kindly offer advice, this will be most welcome.
Terry ClarkThis comment was written on: 2018-01-06 02:53:32
The CFI of Fairoaks Flight Centre was flying in this area one day in the late '90s and reported a 'new' airstrip with several aircraft parked on it. We (Farnborough ATC) had no knowledge of this so next time I wemt flying I decided to take a looksee and sure enough, west of your marker and on the northern edge of the woods just south of the golf course, there was a strip. It had roughly the same QDM as the Frensham strip about 2nm to the south east and there is still a 'hangar' in the south east corner of the field. Jim Espin was the first owner of Popham and having sold it, I heard he had wanted to establish another strip which I thought was more in the vicinity of Bordon.
Reply from Dick Flute:
Hi Terry, Many thanks indeed. I shall keep this info posted. Best regards, Dick
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