SP6410 : Perimeter, former Oakley Airfield, where ejector seats were developed

taken 12 years ago, near to Worminghall, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Perimeter, former Oakley Airfield, where ejector seats were developed
Perimeter, former Oakley Airfield, where ejector seats were developed
The runways and perimeter tracks of Oakley Airfield now run through farmland - here there is wheat on the left and beans on the right. The airfield was built in 1942. In 1944 it was being used for bomber training, RAF 92 grp bomber OTU according to Bones Aviation. In 1945 a Boulton Paul Defiant used for development and testing of ejector seats designed by James Martin was based here, and on 11th May 1945 the first ejection from an aircraft in flight was made. In November 1945 a Meteor started to be used for testing from Oakley by the Martin Baker company, which later moved to Chalgrove. See ejector seats website LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 June, 2006
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Air transport 
Category
Airfield   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6428 1020 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.2065N 1:4.1703W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 6429 1014
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