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GREAT EXPECTATIONS:  Private airstrip and model flying site

Aerial view 1999
Aerial view 1999
Aerial view 2006
Aerial view 2006
Aerial detail 2006
Aerial detail 2006



Note:  All six of these pictures were obtained from Google Earth ©




Model flying 2006
Model flying 2006
Model flying 2017
Model flying 2017
Aerial view 2019
Aerial view 2019










 

Location:  Just W of the B1172, about 2nm SW of Wymondham town centre

Period of operation:  1990s (?) to -


Runway:  1999 =  13/31   460   grass

                2006 =  13/31   600 (?)   grass

                2019 =   13/31   400   grass

Note: In the 1999 picture above, the runway is very clearly defined - but since then it is far from clear to what extent the length is/was.


NOTES:  After twenty years at least, doing research for this 'Guide', when I came across this location I was sceptical, confused and in many ways discombobulated. Could an airstrip and model flying site really be known as - "GREAT EXPECTATIONS" ?. Further searching on the inter-web revealed it was.

If somebody can kindly offer more advice, this will be much appreciated.


 

 

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