TF4481 : On the runway: people enjoying a free day out at Strubby

taken 4 years ago, near to Strubby, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

On the runway: people enjoying a free day out at Strubby
On the runway: people enjoying a free day out at Strubby
No less than twenty thousand people turned out on August Bank Holiday Sunday for the unveiling of the new memorial at former R.A.F. Strubby - see TF4480 : War Memorial, Strubby.
Also featured was a fly-past by the last 2 flying Lancaster bombers (British and Canadian) and by the Red Arrows. This was an amazing free day day out - no charge even for the parking.
For details of the Lancasters see: (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) (LinkExternal link.
The Lincolnshire Gliding Club carries on the aviation tradition at Strubby (LinkExternal link ), and flies from this grass runway, though not today!.
There is also a small private airstrip and flying club on the northern edge of the field (LinkExternal link , to which some of these people are returning. Others seem to be simply enjoying an unaccustomed stroll on the glider runway.
Off the end of the runway is the Mablethorpe Windfarm - not a reassuring site for pilots taking off from this runway!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 August, 2014
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Energy infrastructure  Sport, Leisure  Air transport  Derelict, Disused  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4492 8130 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.5290N 0:10.4161E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4467 8120
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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