LAMBERHURST FARM: Private airfield, perhaps a gyroplane and/or microlight airstrip?
Note: All six of these pictures were obtained from Google Earth ©
Location: Just SE Highstreet which is S of the A299, SSW of Yorkletts, about 0.5nm NE of Dargate and about 4.5nm NW of Canterbury city centre
Period of operation: Circa 2000 to -
Runways: 2003: 13/31 910 grass
2009: 13/31 310(?) grass 04/22 220 grass
Note: There appears no obvious practical connection between these two runways. See Google Earth picture.
Circa 2012: 13/31 460 grass 04/22 350 grass
NOTES: Initial info source: AAIB report EW/G2012/08/10
The evolution of the runways on this site are certainly unusual, and it would appear that the original runway was laid out to accept a twin? It was very soon shortened for use, typically by microlight types, the first 04/22 runway being quite narrow with turning circles at both ends.
I was quite surprised, looking at many Google Earth pictures, that I couldn't find one with an aircraft in view. If anybody can kindly offer advice this will be most welcome.
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