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Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

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Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 pm

My first trip out since March with a work related trip up to Gloucester.

On the way home I pulled over at Kemble to have a look at the varied aircraft in storage pending the scrap man's axe. A sorry sight to be sure with 11 B747s, three A340s plus an assortment of B737, B757 and A320 types amongst others. The BA 747 nearest the A429 has all its engines removed, so clearly not going anywhere soon and probably now PWFU as opposed to being stored.

I've stitched shots together to give a panoramic view of each main storage area.

ImageKemble Cotswolds Airport - EGBP by Neil Brant, on Flickr

ImageKLM Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 747-406 PH-BFG (TF-AMG) by Neil Brant, on Flickr

ImageAir Atlanta Icelandic / Saudia Boeings 747-400s by Neil Brant, on Flickr

ImagePLus Ultra Airbus A340-313X EC-MFA by Neil Brant, on Flickr

ImageKemble Cotswolds Airport - ASI Apron by Neil Brant, on Flickr

ImageKemble Cotswolds Airport - Belfast Apron & Main Scrapping Area by Neil Brant, on Flickr

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by EMA Planespotting » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:08 pm

Nice photos Neal :) do you happen to know if LY-NVY (A320) was there as on the Kemble section of the forum, there’s been a bit of confusion on whether it’s actually there or not?

Thanks in advance :thumb:

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:12 pm

nice pictures but a sad sight Neil, it's looking pretty packed at present

thanks for taking the time to stitch some together, it gives a far better impression of the place
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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:56 pm

do you happen to know if LY-NVY (A320) was there
There's no sign of it in any of my pictures and I did wonder if it had been wheeled straight in to an ASI hangar. However, when I checked on the radar App on my phone it still says it hasn't flown since 13th November!!

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:59 pm

it's looking pretty packed at present
- I'm sure they can squeeze a few dozen more in :unsure:

I must get down to St Athan to take a look at what has arrived there. Is Wales open to foreigners crossing the bridge yet?

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by andygolfer » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:05 pm

I don't think it is Neil, isn't there a restriction that keeps people within 5 miles of home?
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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by PorkScratching » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:09 pm

The panoramas are excellent. Quite amazing how many a/c are there now, and the proportion of heavies.

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by EMA Planespotting » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:18 pm

Cessna954 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:56 pm
do you happen to know if LY-NVY (A320) was there
There's no sign of it in any of my pictures and I did wonder if it had been wheeled straight in to an ASI hangar. However, when I checked on the radar App on my phone it still says it hasn't flown since 13th November!!

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Cessna954 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:51 am

For the record a picture of the remaining storage area over by the Chevron hangars. There are two red tails which I believe to be Jet2 B757s in addition to the Corsair and BA 747s.

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by tb2 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:52 am

Re St Athan


Looks like it may be possible to visit Wales from Monday?


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-53263649

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by ap57uk » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:00 am

i visted yestreday and the 2 red tails in that area i can confirm were B737 EI-FFM and B757 G-LSAH

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by ap57uk » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:03 am

i can also confirm that A320 LN-NVY was on the ASI apron

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Cessna954 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:20 am

i visted yestreday and the 2 red tails in that area i can confirm were B737 EI-FFM and B757 G-LSAH
Many thanks, that helps put a location to all residents at the time of my visit except for 4L-TGN, which is assumed to currently be in a hangar.

LY-NVY and VT-INV have subsequently arrived and are parked on the ASI Hangar ramp.

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by Dan214sqn » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:57 am

G-CIVJ & VN having engines removed as i type

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by niallsaviation » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:10 pm

getting a bit cramped in there alright....sad to see the end of the 4 holer

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Re: Kemble Storage - 02-07-20

Post by james143611 » Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:10 pm

Good mix and very good panorama shot of the heavies :clap: :clap:

Interesting that the Aigle Azur A320 is moved out the scrap line to where 4L-TGN used to be, probably getting clogged up so having to move things around out the way!

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