WMO03628, Filton

Posted: September 9, 2012 by tchannon in Analysis, Surfacestation

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WMO03628, Filton (RAF Filton, some history)

51 31 19N 02 34 38W
Altitude 56 metres

Estimated Class 2.

UHI, local taxiways, runways, urban area, new road being built 220 metres, with roundabouts for extensive site development, site 7.5km centre Bristol.

Aircraft manufacture started 1910 and the site progressed through both WWI and WWII and back to manufacturing.

Given the government propensity for “brownfield” developments and commensurate jamming in far too much this site will very likely cease. The new road is the start.

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Road ghosted in by Google circa 2009.

Comments
  1. Caz says:

    Chatting to a local from there the other day. Apparently BAE have regular flights from there to Toulouse for their Airbus work and spare seats on the flights can be bought by the public. Certainly a lot more convenient that the official Bristol airport.

  2. colliemum says:

    Isn’t this the place where ‘Concorde’ was made?

  3. tchannon says:

    Doing justice to an enormous history in a few lines is impropable. I decided to ignore this, Concord(e) being just a tiny part.

    First model.

    “This picture of Bristol Boxkite is Copyright © military-aircraft.org.uk 2006. We only authorise non-commercial picture use and particularly encourage their use for educational purposes. This Bristol Boxkite picture is not in the Public Domain.”
    http://www.military-aircraft.org.uk/other-military-aircraft/bristol-boxkite.htm

    Bristol Aeroplane Company
    http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Bristol_Aeroplane_Co

    http://concordeatfilton.org.uk/

    http://www.southglos.gov.uk/NR/exeres/da3291c3-f25c-4363-955c-cfb5d0b48685

    And plenty more.