|First opened in 1937, RAF Church Fenton is the former home of the first American Eagle Squadrons and was formally regarded as one of the UK's most important strategic airfields.|
On 25 March 2013 it was announced that Church Fenton would close by the end of 2013 and By 19 December, all units had been relocated and the airfield was closed. Some equipment was be relocated to RAF Topcliffe and MoD security continued to secure the site until disposal. A NOTAM was issued suspending the air traffic zone at the end of 2013.
In February 2015, the airfield was sold to a private enterprise and renamed 'Leeds East Airport'. Now divided into two, half of the site comprising of all the former military buildings is rapidly decaying and there are no plans to renovate it. The live side of the airfield is home to a private airport and a commercial flight training school.
|Good stuff, can't beat a good old air base. |
Lines are the to be crossed, Boundaries there to be pushed
|Pretty impressive amount of decay for a place that's been abandoned not even three years. Thanks for sharing. |
It's Great To Be Alive!
|Epic!!! The decay is great here. I really love ferns growing inside! |
|Nice set. |
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