Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

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News of serious fire, Argus + others destroyed. Was this the one that used to visit Raydon ? It "was" immaculate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2774391.stm

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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 19-02-03 AT 11:59 AM (GMT)]:(

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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

Very sad news.

ITN are reporting 9 aircraft destroyed with seven being vintage.

They also report it being arson.

No doubt it's a bunch of kids with no respect for anyone or anything, all of whome are probably to young to be prosecuted.

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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

[updated:LAST EDITED ON 19-02-03 AT 02:28 PM (GMT)]Now confirmed as arson in local press.(pics from EADT,EDP& Anglia news sites). Gates to site had been forced and fires started in hangar and building used as clubhouse.
Nine aircraft reported destroyed six described as vintage. What a sad event for the owners and the Club who's main aim was to provide those who could not really afford the costs the chance to fly regularly.
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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

B@st@rds. Words fail me. :(

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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

What airframes did they have on charge?

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RE: Fire at Felthorpe Flying Club

0f the aircraft lost..

the following 8 are believed lost

G-APKN Auster 4/5/G/J/1 series
G-ATKZ Tipsy Nipper
G-BJLH Piper PA-18
G-BRAW Pitts Special
G-BWHH Piper PA-18
G-COWS ARV-1 Super 2
G-DHCI de Havilland Canada DHC-1
G-FANC Fairchild 24 Argus

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ridiculous

even though i am only 16, i have flown out of felthorpe quite a few times, the people who keep it going are, no offence, relitavely elderly.
some little ****** believe they can just come up to the hanger and just set it alight. i am happy to say that the club is still going and it will hopefully be for a long time yet, hanger not fully repaired yet.
all the planes that were destroyed were good flying, good condition and some of them very old.
:mad: :mad: :mad: this sort of thing makes me unbelievably angry. :mad: :mad: :mad:

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Sad thought this was - and it's every aircraft owner's worst nightmare - I'm not too sure why this three year-old thread's resurfaced now.

I must admit it gave me a hack of a scare when I saw it!

Mind you Coulsoth, you're dead right in your anger!

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I'm not too sure why this three year-old thread's resurfaced now.

Because the new member who posted was not aware of the rules regarding thread resurrection. Welcome anyway :)
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Because the new member who posted was not aware of the rules regarding thread resurrection. Welcome anyway :)

What rules...? :confused:

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Quite right, for some reason the 'no zombie thread' rule seems to have fallen off the CoC here

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My first thought was "what ??? again" then I realised it was one of mine.
I am still alive folks, regards to all.

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Blimey oh Riley!!!!! saw that and thought"What!, not again!!!!" :eek: