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Post by atoutprix on Fri 3 May 2013 - 18:24

Classic view of the Charleroi apron from EI-EKE bound for Manchester :





Cloudy on Belgium and the Channel, clear over England - a view of London City airport (LCY)





Let me know if you can identify this airport (between LCY and EMA) :





East Midland airport (EMA) :



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Post by Ryanairflyer on Fri 3 May 2013 - 20:27



Bruntingthorpe icao code (EG74)

MULTICOMM: 122.825 MHz

Latitude: N52*29.22'
Longitude: W1*07.84'
Elevation: 467 FT

Runway Length Surface ILS ID ILS Freq ILS Hdg
6R 2953 Dirt
24L 2953 Dirt
6 9842 Asphalt
24 9842 Asphalt


Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and Proving Ground is a privately owned airport in Leicestershire near the village of Bruntingthorpe. It was opened as RAF Bruntingthorpe in 1942

The site became privately owned by the Chrysler Motor Corporation in 1973, and was then used for high-performance car testing, the testing of other vehicles, and vehicle storage. These activities still take place under the ownership of the Walton family company, the former airfield having been bought from Peugeot-Talbot (Chrysler's successor), in August,1983. Various circuits are available, from 4.2 miles (6.8 km) to 0.9 miles (1.4 km) loop; or the former runway, just under 2 miles (3 km) long. Bruntingthorpe also includes storage, security, and a covered hangar.

In 1997, the airfield was used by the Federal Aviation Administration of the USA and the Civil Aviation Authority to conduct a test to study the effects of a terrorist planted bomb explosion on board a wide-body aircraft such as had happened over Lockerbie. The test used an ex-Air France Boeing 747-100, and four similar sized bombs were detonated at the same time, two in each underfloor luggage compartment, in opposite corners. Three of the four corners where the explosions were to take place were thoroughly protected by kevlar or titanium, but the rear left hand corner of the rear luggage compartment was deliberately left unprotected, to see what the effect would be. Many cameras were positioned inside the aircraft and round it outside, and there is a well known photograph of the rear port side of the aircraft being blown out. There was no damage elsewhere, the protective measures having completely contained the other three explosions. Photographs of the test were later involved in a hoax photography, which supposedly showed an Air Canada Boeing 747 with its back half exploding on landing. The photo was however an edit of an Air Canada Boeing 747 landing normally with the photo of the explosion test stitched onto the back of the aircraft.

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