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"Stow Maries" - Original WW1 aerodrome for sale

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Just stumbled across this offer: "Stow Maries", a British WW1 training aerodrome for sale.
Anyone with 2 Million Pounds at hand?
I collected some photos from various forums - perhaps one of our history buffs can contribute some information on this old aerodrome?

 

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Now that, Olham, is an interesting find. Tnx for the post, I'm going to have to do some research on it as I'm not familiar with it.

 

UPDATE:

 

Just found this link about Stow Marie - http://www.stowmaries.com/

Edited by rjw

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Olham;

 

Now that we are on the subject of aerodromes, I have yet to find any windsocks on the aerodromes of OFF.  Would be useful in determining wind direction when landing.

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Looks like it has found a new owner then? Thanks for the link, Robert!

 

You don't see windsocks??? On my German fields I'm sure we have them.

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Windsocks are there.  Usually 2/3 of the way down the line of the field.  I don't believe they move with the wind though.

You can get the wind direction from the brief and when there is smoke from chimneys, I would like to believe they show the wind.

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In my dreams....guess it would make sense to have a real plane first.

 

I see windsocks on both sides of the trenches and across the the channel. They are not easily seen at distance.

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Nice find Olham...ive got these from there aswell last one i think was taken at an open day

 

 

 

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Windsocks are there.  Usually 2/3 of the way down the line of the field.  I don't believe they move with the wind though.

You can get the wind direction from the brief and when there is smoke from chimneys, I would like to believe they show the wind.

Tnx Maeran;

 

I just went looking for them and confirmed what you said. Little devils were too hard for me to find until I got down really low.

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Windsocks can normally easily be found by taxiing into them. Guaranteed to kill your pilot if you're playing DiD!

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