There are a few sights more unsettling than that of an abandoned airfield or a hangar after dark, places that were often subject to events of considerable historic trauma or sadness. Here are 5 of the UK’s most supernaturally active airfields.
One of the first racing drivers to fly himself to meetings in his own aircraft, Ron Flockhart raced at the top level in sports cars and Formula One before a growing interest in long distance record flights led to high adventure and stark tragedy. By Neil Follett & Nick Stroud
Veteran Lancaster pilot Rusty Waughman acts as navigator in the competition Pooley’s Dawn to Dusk, taking in the RAF bases from which he flew during World War II. Pat Malone tells Rusty’s adventure along with David Monks
Increased load capacity, enhanced performance, fantastic handling and advanced navigation aids make the ‘fifth-generation’ SR22 the best SEP tourer we’ve seen — full stop. Dave Unwin explains why (Photos by Keith Wilson)