TEN KEY REASONS WHY BLACKBUSHE IS VITAL TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY, BUSINESS, AND EMPLOYMENT
1st *BLACKBUSHE = EXISTING AVIATION FACILITY - excellent runway with capacity to spare
2nd *BLACKBUSHE = OPERATIONAL SUITABILITY - Long clear approaches, a natural airfield built on a natural plateau
3rd *BLACKBUSHE = ENVIRONMENTAL SUITABILITY - Long unobstructed approaches over open Common & Forestry land, the perfect resident friendly airport
4th *BLACKBUSHE = EXCELLENT CATCHMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Central to a 'wheel' of corporate opportunity, Silicon Valley, Reading, Bracknell, Basingstoke, Winchester, Farnborough, Guildford, Woking etc
5th *BLACKBUSHE = GREAT SURFACE ACCESS - Located on the London-Southampton trunk road, five minutes from the M3 and railway connections.
6th *BLACKBUSHE = EASE OF ACCESS TO THE CAPITAL - Passenger convenient, an hour to central London
7th *BLACKBUSHE = SPACE FOR DEVELOPMENT - Ample room for a developed infrastructure subject to current Common De-registration Application
8th *BLACKBUSHE = MEETS LOCAL AIRSPACE CONSIDERATIONS - Dovetails with latest airspace plans
9th *BLACKBUSHE = EXCELLENT GOOD WEATHER RECORD - Famous for taking Heathrow weather diversions, renowned fog free record
10th *BLACKBUSHE = FULLY FUNDED, NO PUBLIC EXPENSE - A new British GA airport independent of public funding.Brexit or no Brexit!
BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT - AN ESSENTIAL ASSET TO THE AREA, SUPPORTS THE LOCAL ECONOMY & PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT.

THE BLACKBUSHE FORUM

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Our 'Mission' is to create a focal point for all those who have interest, memories, passions or are just plain curious about Blackbushe Airport. We plan to cater for all with Past, Present, and Future topics. Members' input will be most welcome.whether on a regular basis or from those seeking no more than a quick read and look at our photo collection. At no time will the Forum accept abusive material, be it in anyway discriminatory, insulting, bullying or offensive. The Forum Moderators will consider all material uploaded and will delete as considered necessary without explanation. Similarly any members flouting basic respect for others, dead or alive, will after one warning be banned from the Forum. Insulting, abusive contributions will not be tolerated at any time.

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"PHOTO OF THE DAY"

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Your daily serving of memories and thoughts gathered somewhere between 1942 and today..

1 1,499 PHOTO of the DAY...
by PB
May 24, 2019 6:22:15 GMT
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If you have questions - or comments - about today's "Photo of the Day" you are welcome to place them here.

12 1,982 Comments and Questions..
by rocky14
May 24, 2019 11:06:33 GMT

PICNIC BY THE PLANES!!!!

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2 2 European Finals..
by PB
May 10, 2019 16:34:52 GMT

BLACKBUSHE "TODAY" - Aircraft movement reports

THE NATION NEEDS GENERAL AVIATION, IT NEEDS BLACKBUSHE and HERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY..

BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT, READY TO DO BUSINESS

NORTHOLT

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1 10 NORTHOLT'S PLANNED CLOSURE FROM 01 APRIL, 2019.
by controller
May 8, 2019 18:20:53 GMT

SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT SEEKS TO INCREASE ITS CONTROLLED AIRSPACE

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by controller
May 3, 2019 16:54:06 GMT

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY ..2019

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by PB
Mar 3, 2019 0:05:23 GMT
No New Posts BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT; 22 JUNE FLYBALL NAV EX COMPETITION

1 1 FLYBALL DETAILS
by PB
Mar 3, 2019 0:03:01 GMT
No New Posts WINGLY ALL DAY FLY-IN 13th July, 2019.

1 1 WINGLY FLY-IN, 13 JULY 2019
by PB
Apr 30, 2019 16:28:53 GMT

WHY Blackbushe?? WHY BLACKBUSHE?? TEN REASONS "WHY BLACKBUSHE!!"

"AVIATION 2050"..The Department of Transport's Green Paper..

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1 3 The Government's view on UK aviation into the future...
by rocky14
Feb 7, 2019 19:46:18 GMT

BLACKBUSHE'S RESIDENT AIRCRAFT

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by PB
Oct 22, 2018 8:14:37 GMT

BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

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by PB
Apr 14, 2019 12:06:01 GMT

BLACKBUSHE - LONDON'S SECOND AIRPORT & HER COMMERCIAL & MILITARY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT 1946-1960

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by flyboy
Apr 1, 2016 8:56:11 GMT
No New Posts The AVRO LANCASTER & AVRO LINCOLN at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 The Avro Lancaster,Lincoln and Lancastrian at Blackbushe.
by flyboy
Mar 1, 2019 22:22:47 GMT
No New Posts The AVRO SHACKLETON at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 The Avro Shackleton at Blackbushe
by flyboy
Jul 3, 2018 12:46:34 GMT
No New Posts THE AVRO YORKS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE AVRO YORK AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Jul 4, 2016 9:25:46 GMT
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by flyboy
Apr 6, 2016 13:32:34 GMT
No New Posts The BLACKBURN BEVERLEY at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 The Blackburn Beverley at Blackbushe
by flyboy
Jul 6, 2018 11:46:46 GMT
No New Posts THE BRISTOL FREIGHTERS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE BRISTOL FREIGHTER AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Mar 23, 2016 13:29:27 GMT
No New Posts The CONVAIR LINERS, CIVIL & MILITARY of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 Convair Liners Civil and Military at Blackbushe
by flyboy
Jun 28, 2018 7:52:58 GMT
No New Posts THE de HAVILLAND COMET at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE de HAVILLAND COMET AT BLACKBUSHE
by flyboy
Sept 13, 2016 20:03:58 GMT
No New Posts THE DOUGLAS DAKOTA at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT, Part 1 Civil

1 3 DOUGLAS DAKOTA ( DC-3,C47 and R4D- SERIES)
by flyboy
Nov 6, 2016 9:03:42 GMT
No New Posts THE DOUGLAS DAKOTA - Part 2 Military C47/R4D

1 3 The DOUGLAS DAKOTA at BLACKBUSHE Part2.. Military C47 & R4D
by flyboy
Nov 13, 2016 10:07:00 GMT
No New Posts THE DOUGLAS DC-4, DC-6, and DC-7 at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 8 THE DOUGLAS DC4, DC6, DC7 + Military varients at Blackbushe
by flyboy
Oct 6, 2016 12:07:36 GMT
No New Posts The FAIRCHILD C82 PACKET & C-119 FLYING BOXCAR at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 THE FAIRCHILD C82 PACKET & C-119 / R4Q FLYING BOXCAR.
by flyboy
Dec 3, 2016 21:17:13 GMT
No New Posts THE GRUMMAN UF-1/SA-16 ALBATROSS at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 The Grumman SA-16 / UF-1 Albatross
by flyboy
Apr 1, 2017 13:34:53 GMT
No New Posts The HANDLEY PAGE HASTINGS at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 2 The Handley Page Hastings at Blackbushe
by flyboy
Feb 17, 2019 13:11:59 GMT
No New Posts THE HANDLEY PAGE HERMES of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE HERMES of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Mar 4, 2016 23:13:08 GMT
No New Posts THE LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE LOCKHEED CONSTELLATION at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Sept 23, 2016 11:15:44 GMT
No New Posts LOCKHEED C-130 HERCULES at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 The Lockheed C130 Hercules at Blackbushe
by flyboy
May 21, 2018 14:13:18 GMT
No New Posts THE P2V NEPTUNE at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 3 THE LOCKHEED P2V- NEPTUNE
by flyboy
Nov 22, 2016 9:13:35 GMT
No New Posts THE MARTIN P4M-1Q MERCATOR at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 3 The Martin P4M Mercator at Blackbushe Airport.
by flyboy
May 10, 2017 10:32:33 GMT
No New Posts The MILES/HANDLEY PAGE MARATHON AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 The MIles / Handley Page Marathon at Blackbushe Airport
by flyboy
Jun 14, 2018 9:41:25 GMT
No New Posts THE NORD NORATLAS at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE NORD NORATLAS AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Nov 28, 2016 13:05:45 GMT
No New Posts The NORTH AMERICAN AJ.1 SAVAGE at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 The North American AJ-1,AJ-2 & AJ-2P Savage at Blackbushe.
by flyboy
Jun 22, 2018 7:25:32 GMT
No New Posts The SUD-OUEST SO-30P BRETAGNE at BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 The Sud Ouest (SNCASO) SO-30P Bretagne
by flyboy
Jun 17, 2018 21:13:58 GMT
No New Posts THE VICKERS VANGUARD at BLACKBUSHE

1 1 THE VICKERS VANGUARD AT BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Jun 14, 2016 22:01:23 GMT
No New Posts THE VICKERS VIKINGS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 9 The VIKINGS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT.
by PB
Feb 20, 2016 20:46:29 GMT
No New Posts THE VICKERS VISCOUNTS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT

1 1 THE VISCOUNTS of BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT
by flyboy
Mar 13, 2016 0:16:41 GMT

G-APSA the last lap?

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by rocky14
Jan 19, 2019 7:02:58 GMT

BLACKBUSHE REMEMBERS HER CREWS WHO FAILED TO RETURN

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by flyingbat
Nov 12, 2018 14:49:59 GMT

BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT; A FAVOURED LOCATION OF THE MOVIE INDUSTRY

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by jadedjohn
Jan 17, 2019 15:34:56 GMT

BENNETT'S BIOGRAPHY - the MUST READ about THE dark deeds designed to destroy Blackbushe

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by PB
Oct 20, 2018 11:42:16 GMT

CURRENT BLACKBUSHE WEATHER

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by PB
Sept 28, 2018 12:28:36 GMT
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1 1 Your BLACKBUSHE WEATHER check...
by PB
Sept 15, 2018 15:42:33 GMT

FORUM MEMBERS' QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

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General discussion on Blackbushe or comments on the forum.

Moderator: PB

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Press and media reports pertaining to Blackbushe or its surrounding airspace..

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FORUM MEMBERS' "NEWS & VIEWS"

ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON GENERAL AVIATION

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by PB
May 3, 2019 21:57:16 GMT
No New Posts General Aviation and British airfields' window of hope - the new APPG

All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation Mission
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation promotes the objective – as set out by British Government – of making the United Kingdom the best country in the world for General Aviation, and to stimulate interest in the sector. Our goal is to ensure that General Aviation inspires both current and future generations to take up science, technology, engineering and mathematics, thereby creating high-tech jobs and growth in all nations and regions of our economy. In order to achieve this objective, the All-Party Parliamentary Group believes that a network of General Aviation airfields must be protected and enhanced by the government.

Sub-board: CONTACT!.. Supporting BLACKBUSHE

3 3 MAY 10th NPPF DEADLINE TODAY.........
by PB
May 10, 2018 6:31:13 GMT

AEROBILITY; Seeking books/videos/DVDs for the new shop

BLACKBUSHE VIDEO LINKS...

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2 22 Let's add a bit of life to the Forum!!
by PB
Mar 4, 2019 23:03:36 GMT

75th Anniversary Photo Gallery

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4 11 July 1st and 2nd, 2017, Blackbushe celebrates 75 years!
by PB
Jan 12, 2018 9:35:53 GMT

BLACKBUSHE AIR DAY 30 July, 2016.

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by rocky14
Aug 3, 2016 18:56:44 GMT
No New Posts BLACKBUSHE AIR DAY 2016. Photo gallery

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by PB
Nov 10, 2016 11:24:21 GMT

BLACKBUSHE PAST - accounts of the Airport's unique past thru' war and peace.

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The war years, a brief history of the airfield under its original name and at war.

Sub-boards: Questions and Comments regarding the history of the RAF Hartford Bridge period., Photo Library. RAF Hartford Bridge (Blackbushe) at war

13 190 surviving Free French Boston Pilot Robert Grecourt
by Andre
Oct 11, 2017 19:46:47 GMT
No New Posts BLACKBUSHE - LONDON'S SECOND AIRPORT 1946 - 1960

Blackbushe Airport, the birthplace of British independent commercial aviation, became London's Second Airport and a major US Navy base..

Sub-board: BLACKBUSHE AIRPORT'S HISTORIC PAST & INFRASTRUCTURE

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by rocky14
Feb 25, 2019 12:36:35 GMT
No New Posts BLACKBUSHE, THE PRIVATE AIRPORT, 1960 onwards.

Sub-board: Any Old Logs? Blackbushe movements from 1960 onwards

6 199 Blackbushe events of the past
by PB
Nov 24, 2018 15:51:07 GMT

BLACKBUSHE'S TRAGEDIES & MISHAPS

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8 22 Boston accident; Little Sandhurst January 1944.
by PB
Jan 7, 2019 23:47:18 GMT

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Recalling Blackbushe people of the past...

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2 39 Three Counties Aero Club / European Flyers instructors
by Catherine Diedrich
May 14, 2019 4:14:53 GMT

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