Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Turnberry Aerodrome

Building at Turnberry Aerodrome was originally started in 1916 for use as a WW1 pilot training airfield. It had very limited use after that war ended, but, with the advent of WW2, it was significantly rebuilt into a triangular 3 runway Aerodrome.

Part of the North to South short runway looking North. The start of the North/East to South/West long runway can just be seen.

Part of the North to South short runway looking South. This would have connected to the third runway running East to West.

The Aerodrome was closed in the 1950s and the Turnberry Golf Course built over part of it.

The long runway is still fairly intact and you can sometimes see model aircraft being flown from it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was watching the recent 'Open'
and thought I recognised the remains of an old airfield.
Subsequent research indicated that indeed I had.
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