Weird landmark!!

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This is a plate I found somewhere around Southend!!! What is it supposed to mean?

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no idea what they are for but iv'e seen a few of them around u.k scenery and a few others as well, got to go try find them again now though as curiosity aroused !

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Maybe some historical event in aviation happened here?

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It looks like a sign that simply indicates an airport nearby. Are there airports close to where these signs are posted?

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Yeah I would go for Jeanske's theory, a landmark for where an event connected with the century of flight has taken place.

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Yes, I was flying around Southend airport.
The aircraft is, I assume, a Lockheed Vega, the aircraft that took the first woman across the Atlantic Ocean by plane. Did it land here?

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Maybe it is just the show-sign of the local pub? :)

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They're all over FS9, I wasn't sure what they meant either, I reckon just a way of filling in space without using the usual tree or 'LEGO' house :p