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georgie
19-03-2012, 06:52 PM
Planes ,No Trains & An Automobile

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i payed a flying visit (no pun intended) to this site back in 2010 with kevsy21 on our way back from another explore, 2 yrs on i decided to have a proper look around whilst in the area.

at the back of the old liverpool airport, now the crown plaza hotel lies a whole host of plane stuff ,some looks like it used to belong to the new airport including an old secca car by the looks of it, various signage,plane tugs,a fighter jet in 3 pieces and various turbine engines, along with other aircraft.

a group called the Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group currently owns all of it and are trying to restore what they can.

the old Bristol 175 Britannia 308F still remains with little work been done since the last time i saw it also the British Aerospace Jetstream 41 (now converted into a flight sim) are still here along with the Percival P-50 Prince 6E.

all plane information is taken from www.airliners.net

explored solo ,even managed a bonus explore on the roof of the hotel.


Bristol 175 Britannia 308F
not much has changed with this aircraft since the last time i seen it ,i believe this to be a speke plane
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British Aerospace Jetstream 41
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Percival P-50 Prince 6E
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Gloster Meteor F8
Having been on display at Lasham for a number of years, the museum closed so Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group split her in to three sections and brought her to the old Liverpool Airport apron. The aircraft is currently in three parts but will be put back together in the near future.
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old secca car possibly (the automobile)
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found one at the back undercover with a liverbird on the tail
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turbine engine casings
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old signage
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Avro 748 Srs1/105
'Sisyphus' now lies on the old Liverpool Airport apron after being rescued by Speke Aerodrome Heritage Group, with generous donations from aircraft enthusiasts (2,500). The aircraft was stood rotting in Blackpool for 5 years following the demise of Emerald Airways, and was on the brink of scrapping, until it was rescued. This is an important aircraft as it's a rare Mk1 Avro 748. It'll be restored and displayed for future generations.
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this was once up there
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various plane tugs
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one of the many engines lying around
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an old Pickett Hamilton pillbox top...im sure this was from the RAF speke site (there was 2 i think) ....although this may be from somewhere else
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a fuel tank off the meteor f8
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various other bits lying around and another engine
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Reed Aviation (Emerald Airways)
Hawker Siddeley HS-748 Srs2A/334
this was just the cab the rest of the plane was knowhere to be seen...there was a dummy sat in one of the chairs ,which gave me a fright
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georgie
19-03-2012, 06:53 PM
after that i got lucky and ended up on the roof and terrace of the hotel/terminal building
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incidently this is where loads of beatles fans stood when they flew into liverpool after worldwide success

heres a little video....im sure they actually get off a plane thats in this last pic....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFOPAZ3A0uE

NORT 11
19-03-2012, 08:06 PM
I can just see one of the old Liverpool flying school plains under that cover well done.

georgie
19-03-2012, 08:09 PM
ahh i thought thats what it was cheers

Clough
20-03-2012, 12:54 AM
Minnnnt! Nice Georgie porgie pudding and pie!

georgie
20-03-2012, 02:47 PM
Minnnnt! Nice Georgie porgie pudding and pie!

Lol cheers clough

fowle
20-03-2012, 04:33 PM
ahhhhh this is awesome !

GeoVDUB
20-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Too good for words! Lovely stuff. Get yourself over to the Aeropark at East Midlands if this is your kind of thing- Some cracking stuff there!

Nicola
21-03-2012, 01:51 PM
Wow - great stuff!

ERNIE99_UK
21-03-2012, 04:31 PM
I love what theyve done with the old airport as theres not many buildings like that left.

By the way does anyone want a percival aircraft?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Percival-Sea-Prince-T1?item=330704534215&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3D LVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7160189829113104768

KingElvis
22-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Classy, I like that.

georgie
25-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Too good for words! Lovely stuff. Get yourself over to the Aeropark at East Midlands if this is your kind of thing- Some cracking stuff there!

cheers bud i may have a look at that one you mentioned as im up that way soon

georgie
25-03-2012, 06:38 PM
ahhhhh this is awesome !

cheers man

georgie
25-03-2012, 06:39 PM
Wow - great stuff!
cheers nic

I love what theyve done with the old airport as theres not many buildings like that left.

By the way does anyone want a percival aircraft?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Percival-Sea-Prince-T1?item=330704534215&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m7&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26itu%3DUCI%26otn%3D5%26po%3D LVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D7160189829113104768

cheers bud thats true theres not many left like it im gutted i never explored the building when it lay derelict all thoses yrs ago

georgie
25-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Classy, I like that.

cheers mr elvis

sqwasher
01-04-2012, 10:50 PM
Nice shots, great views from the roof too, top job!

georgie
02-04-2012, 07:39 PM
Nice shots, great views from the roof too, top job!

cheers sqwasher