This was a relief landing ground for RAF Dalcross (now Inverness Airport) and opened in 1941. It only ever had grass runways although there were proper perimeter tracks and hard standings. After the war the field was used for aircraft scrapping, particularly surplus Halifaxes but was closed in 1946. As there were no runways and the airfield has reverted to agriculture it is hard to spot these days although some sections of track survive although they are not readily accessible.
This is a small museum just outside of Inverness Airport. They only have three full size airframes and a fuselage section of a Nimrod although their general policy is to have the exhibits open to the public so when we visited I was able to sit in the Tornado and the Hunter and the Nimrod was open with all of its SAR type gear still in situ so you can 'play' with dials and switches if desired! There are also a few artefacts, models etc in a small admin building. Not worth a special trip but if you are in the area the place is an interesting diversion for an hour or so.
AviationPosted by Gary Sun, June 09, 2019 22:22:51 I understand that it will be between the end of 2019 season and the start of the 2020 season that the aircraft at the DH Heritage museum at Sailsbury Hall will be moved into the new hangar so one could assume everything should be in place in or around Easter 2020. The original Mosquito hangar has gone and was donated to another aviation project elsewhere. Not sure if you knew about this.
Could be something on that's worth a look perhaps:
"UKTV flagship factual channel Yesterday has commissioned a classic aircraft restoration series called Warbird Workshop (6×60’) from Air TV that will debut in 2020. TCB Media Rights will act as global distributor"
The American AF contributed to displays over France today with a mixed formation of 6 Ospreys and 6 Hercules a/c and they flew out over Duxford en route which was an unexpected bonus and quite something to see.
A much better day weather wise at Duxford today and as we took the precaution of leaving the hotel earlier we were there before the gates were open!
Anyway a good day that, after some delays, saw 21 Dakotas set off for France. The Norwegian Dak went tech yesterday and Flabob Express had an issue on final start up today and stopped behind. The others took off in two waves which was an impressive sight although there was no large formation over Duxford. Lots of other stuff to post up but here are some flying shots from the two days.
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