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I am currently in Florida, Longboat Key in fact with it’s local airport being SRQ, Sarasota Bradenton Airport which is fantastic, superb massive (sorry) car parks on the approach, dedicated car rental lanes, terminal just perfect....and it only has 1.3m passengers per year......its typical American being big and puts our 4m plus LBA to shame.....when I told my wife that LBA has nearly 4 times as many passengers using it she genuinely did not believe me.
 
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Fight2win....The airport covers 1,102 acres (446 ha) at an elevation of 30 feet (9.1 m). It has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 9,500 by 150 feet (2,896 x 46 m) and 4/22 is 5,009 by 150 feet (1,527 x 46 m).
NICE RUNWAYS,!
 

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Fight2win....The airport covers 1,102 acres (446 ha) at an elevation of 30 feet (9.1 m). It has two asphalt runways: 14/32 is 9,500 by 150 feet (2,896 x 46 m) and 4/22 is 5,009 by 150 feet (1,527 x 46 m).
NICE RUNWAYS,!
when you leave the uk you realise how backwards we are now, we are the developing country now! wish our runway 14/32 was 2.896! :LOL:
 

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Once again a military airport converted.
Elvington had a runway 3094 metres long (longer then Robin Hood airport) and 49 acres of Apron, would have been wonderful after the Americans had spent £4M in the early 50's this aerodrome had been taken over.
Accept with RAF Pocklington, RAF Melbourne and RAF FUll Sutton other flying issues in the area.
First time I drove a car at over 150 mph was on Elvington in the early 60's, thankfully the runway seemed to go on for ever, unlike Richard Hammond kept it on the concrete.
 

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RAF scuppered any moves into the Vale of York to protect military operations and now it’s too late the Air Force is just about missing from the area.
 

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RAF scuppered any moves into the Vale of York to protect military operations and now it’s too late the Air Force is just about missing from the area.
This was my understanding of the situation at the time and at least the Americans taught us local youngsters the specific gravity of concrete, started to learn laying concrete at 7 and still nearly 7 decades later not forgotten the lessons.
I can calculate weight bearing loads in my sleep and curing times, was better then the back ache of potato picking or fruit etc picking as a school holiday job as a 7 year old.
The wealth the Americans put in to the local economy will never be forgotten.
 

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An absolute bargain here guys......a good way to start off Yorkshire Airlines!

 

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An absolute bargain here guys......a good way to start off Yorkshire Airlines!

:LOL: Buy it for free then pay abit back monthly as Yorkshire airliners would be a new start up operator. Also with jet2 757s leaving LBA soon we need more 757s on the apron. im just drawing up my business plan now!
 

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Love the 757 in particular G-LSAB flew back on it from majorca earlier this year awsome engine groan/scream on climb out. It will be a sad day when they no longer grace our concrete.
the 757 sound amazing and unique,you can tell its a 757 without even looking up bcos of its noise. great looking aircraft too with good performance
 
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