A Perennial Tour of England's Farm and Private Airstrips
In April 2007, we decided to hold an event which would last all that summer and through the end of the following summer as well. Entitled "Stripping for Summer", it was to be a tour of over 100 private airstrips for which scenery has been created by Gerry Winskill and Pete Chapman. (These files are available on the Downloads/Scenery page.)
Early in 2014, Tony Driver and Frank Fisher reviewed all the airstrip files. Several errors were corrected, and some of the airstrips were dropped for various reasons. Tony has spent some time reorganising the remaining 93 airstrips into thirty one new groups. They form a continuous string that can be flown starting from Gloucestershire to Alcester, and then continuing to the next in sequence, finishing eventually at Biggin Hill. Each group consists of three airstrips with reasonable straight line distances from the last strip of the previous group to the end of the new group. Most of the group distances are between 40 and 70 nautical miles, with a few less and a few more. The group distances are shown after the airstrip names in the list below. Each leg distance is shown in the farm strip details. (All distances are as measured point to point in a straight line.) Each group is considered able to be completed in less than 1.5 hours flying at 100kts and allowing about 10 - 15 minutes for a stop at each intermediate airstrip. Of course there is nothing preventing you from stopping at any of the airstrips and continuing from there later.
There is a Plan-G flight plan available for the complete route. Click Plan-G Flight Plan to download.
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Alcester, Green Farm, Upper Harford - 54.1nm
Ettington, Croft Farm (Defford), Hanley William - 54.1nm