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TOPIC: Woolfox Lodge

Woolfox Lodge 22 May 2017 15:50 #131

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Richard Flagg wrote: Great set of photos Martyn, where did you fly from? I am passing there later this week and might try and fly too


I took off from the lay-by on entrance to the depot. As it was the closest spot I could find. Ideally, I would have preferred to have took off from the control tower, as it would have being less ground for the drone to cover before getting to the Bloodhound launch pads.
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Woolfox Lodge 22 May 2017 15:52 #132

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netcompsys wrote: I could not see in your aerial shots whether the Bang Shop / Explosives Fitment Bay (EFB) to the north of the pads was still present?

last time I saw it from the A1, it was just a framework after a fire (?)

When I zoom in on the image. The steel frame work of the building is still standing.
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Woolfox Lodge 06 Jun 2017 11:34 #133

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Woolfox Lodge from the air in Feb 1989.

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Woolfox Lodge 24 Feb 2018 20:22 #134

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Woolfox Lodge 11 Mar 2018 08:13 #135

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Fantastic shots there. Best views I've seen of the place, especially of the Bloodhound Site. Thanks again Martyn.

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Woolfox Lodge 07 Jul 2018 20:56 #136

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Final visit of the day was to Woolfox lodge.

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Behind the Bloodhound missile buildings, The grass is that dried out in the heat that the ghostly outline of WWII buildings could clearly be seen. Sadly I didn't have enough battery power left to get the Mavic over to them.

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Interesting to spot what appears to be another backfilled static water tank by the Bloodhound missile servicing shed.
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Woolfox Lodge 09 Jul 2018 09:45 #137

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Another blinding set there Martyn. Great to see some of the buildings that are quite difficult to see from ground level. Love photo 6 :)

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Woolfox Lodge 09 Jul 2018 12:05 #138

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I wonder why the dug up the original concrete to lay new concrete for the Bloodhound launchers?

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Woolfox Lodge 09 Jul 2018 19:19 #139

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Peter Kirk wrote: I wonder why the dug up the original concrete to lay new concrete for the Bloodhound launchers?


My guess is the original concrete is about 6-8 inches thick without rebar. I regularly drive across the main runway at Ashbourne and the ripped up concrete is piled beside the road.

www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.0002527,-1.697...A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

My guess is the Bloodhound related concrete has higher loading spec and necessitated removal of the old.

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