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    Decoy Farm is active again

    I've reopened my strip at Decoy Farm (8nm SSE Sleaford, Lincs).

    My request to have it reinstated on Airfield Cards doesn't appear to have been actioned yet.

    Does anyone know if Vince is still doing the updating or does someone else carry out that function now?
    Roger


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    Will visit this year Roger. Definitely


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    I must do a tour of the Fens and call in Roger. Are Pointon and Sempringham Fen still active? I remember doing a touch and go at Marshland just so that I could say I had touched down 6ft below sea level.


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    Pointon is still regularly used by the owner but always advisable to ring him before departure. Waterlogged at present.

    Sempringham has not been open to visiting pilots for a couple of decades, only to those invited.

    My strip needs some work on it in the spring before I would allow any visitors. The surface needs sorting out due to animal damage and hedges need cutting back.
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    I believe he still keeps it going.

    I contacted him via his Facebook page. To which he eventually responded.

    He gave me an alternate link as i had problems trying to update the details for the airstrip i fly from at Barling.

    http://www.airfieldcards.com/wordpress/


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    Thanks Trev, I've placed a comment on the "wordpress" site in the hopes that he wills see it.
    Roger


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    Roger could you post or pm me with some co-ordinates? Assuming it ever dries out here I intend to visit.

    Thanks,

    Sean


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    N525203.89 W0001814.91

    The strip is far from ready at the moment and will take at least until the end of February to accept arrivals. A fair amount of work requiring vehicles to be on it and with the ground saturated I'm not going to attempt doing anything that may cause ruts. Even my Kubota ride on sinks in to a depth of around 4-6 inches at the moment.

    The strip will be back on the half mil Southern England chart issued on the 27th Feb and the quarter mill Sheet 6 (England East) issued in July.

    It should be on SkyDemon soon and hopefully Airfield Cards in due course.
    Last edited by rogcal; 21-12-19 at 23:52 PM. Reason: typo
    Roger

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    I've been in touch with Vince and can advise that he will be working on the site sometime in the new year which is OK with me and hopefully anyone else waiting for updates and additions to be made to it.

    He's been dealing with more pressing matters and to be honest anyone offering a free facility such as Airfield Cards should be allowed some breathing space from time to time.
    Roger

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    Decoy Farm is now on SkyDemon. Still very soggy and needs rolling when it dries out. Strictly PPR.
    Roger


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