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How many airfields within an hour's flying time?

PUBLISHED: 10:05 04 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 November 2016

Stuart flew in PA28s

Stuart flew in PA28s

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In 2012, White Waltham-based Stuart Grier set himself a personal challenge to visit as many airfields as possible within an hour's flying time of his home base

Flying mainly Piper PA-28 club aircraft, between 8 March 2012 and 30 September 2016, Stuart managed to fly out to a grand total of 100 aerodromes and farm strips.

The list (in full below) includes everything from the ‘usual suspects’, airfields from Andrewsfield to Wellesbourne Mountford, to farms you might never have heard of.

Congratulations Stuart!Congratulations Stuart!

While Stuart is not claiming any kind of record, we think this was an admirable achievement.

How many airfields have you visited in the last four years, and how many are there within an hour’s flying time of your home airfield? It’s food for thought!

Here are the 100 airfields Stuart visited:

1. OLD SARUM

2. SANDOWN, Isle of Wight

3. COMPTON ABBAS

4. LEICESTER

5. CONINGTON, Peterborough

6. ELSTREE

7. PANSHANGER

8. TURWESTON

9. BEMBRIDGE, Isle of Wight

10. HENSTRIDGE

11. KEMBLE

12. HEADCORN, Lashenden

13. NORTH WEALD

14. REDHILL

15. SYWELL

16. DENHAM

17. THRUXTON

18. BLACKBUSHE

19. BOOKER

20. CRANFIELD

21. OAKSEY PARK

22. BOURN

23. BOURNE PARK

24. HINTON IN THE HEDGES

25. CHARLTON PARK

26. WELLESBOURNE MOUNTFORD

27. STAPLEFORD

28. BRIMPTON

29. ANDREWSFIELD

30. DRAYCOT FARM, Swindon

31. LITTLE GRANSDEN

32. LYDEWAY FIELD, Devizes

33. POPHAM

34. ENSTONE

35. AUDLEY END

36. NUTHAMPSTEAD

37. GOODWOOD

38. FINMERE

39. FAIROAKS

40. LEE ON SOLENT

41. LITTLE STAUGHTON

42. DEENETHORPE

43. LONG MARSTON

44. KIDLINGTON

45. SHOREHAM

46. SPANHOE

47. SHOTTESWELL

48. EARLS COLNE

49. LANGAR

50. SIBSON, Peterborough

51. CROFT FARM, Defford

52. WADSWICK STRIP

53. BOWLDOWN

54. FOWLMERE

55. FENLAND

56. CLUTTON HILL FARM, Bath

57. KEYSTON, Thrapston

58. CHAVENAGE

59. NORTH MORTON

60. LADDINGFORD

61. SACKVILLE FARM, Beds

62. THURROCK

63. HUSBANDS BOSWORTH

64. BADMINTON

65. BIDFORD

66. GARSTON FARM, Chippenham

67. RAYNE HALL FARM, Essex

68. FARLEY FARM, Braishfield

69. OLD HAY

70. CROWLAND

71. FIRS FARM, Leckhampstead

72. LYVEDEN

73. CHILTERN PARK

74. MEPPERSHALL

75. BICESTER

76. SHENNINGTON

77. BOVINGDON

78. DAMYNS HALL

79. COVENTRY

80. DUXFORD

81. NOTTINGHAM

82. STAVERTON

83. DUNSFOLD

84. WEST TISTED, Hants

85. WALLIS INTERNATIONAL

86. RAF HALTON

87. SHACKLEWELL

88. TOWER FARM, Wollaston, Northants

89. WHITE OX MEAD

90. BRUNTINGTHORPE

91. ABERGAVENNY

92. NAPPS FIELD, Billericay

93. URCHFONT, Devizes

94. STOKE GOLDING

95. ROCHESTER

96. SWANBOROUGH FARM, Lewes

97. SLINFOLD

98. STOW MARIES

99. RAF HENLOW

100. OLD WARDEN

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