Home > PARENT CATEGORY > Trip Reports (outside Germany) > Fairoaks - Sandown (I.O.W.) in G-BNSG 15 Sept 1991

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The Needles IOW139 viewsScans from paper prints, some later rescanned at higher resolution.
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Fort Albert looking towards Yarmouth IOW122 views
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My intrepid pilot Tom128 viewshumming away as usual
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Cowes IOW126 views
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Cowes IOW120 viewsQueen Victoria's Osborne House is over to the left. She was happy here with her Albert, but was devastated when he died at the early age of 42 in 1861. Victoria survived a further 40 years and died here on the island.
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There t'is Tom, Fawley chimney stack126 views
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Calshot peninsula126 viewssee the flying boat?
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St. Catherines Lighthouse IOW129 views
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Calshot peninsula129 viewsbetter view of the flying boat, should be ML814, Short Sunderland Mk5, later G-BJHS. Departed to USA in July 1993 to Kermit Weeks' 'Fantasy of Flight ' museum
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Southsea, Hants123 viewsThe hallowed playing fields of our youth.
We used to come here on day trips (Dad was a native of nearby Portsmouth, Charles Dickens too!).
I can still feel the hard yellowing grass of this huge playing field, yellow because it rarely got watered, and because it was always in use.
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Hayling Island bridge122 viewsHayling was once served by Class A1X Terriers of the LBSCR (London, Brighton & South Coast Railway). The centre of the bridge could be swung open to allow larger boats to pass through.
All gone...trains, swing bridge...just memories
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Wisley Airfield, Surrey130 viewsVickers Aircraft had a factory here building types from Vikings to Viscounts and the military Valiant. I had a flight in 1966 in a BAC 1-11 G-ASYD from here. Closed 1972.
20 kms to Heathrow as the crow flies.
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