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Top Gear (Car Show) Race Track Aerodrome  
User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5263 times:

Hi Folks,

Top Gear, the BBC television Car Show, does a regular feature with celebrity driver racing around a "Race Track".

The race track is a di-used airfield somewhere in the UK.

If you look carefully during the Lap, you will see what looks like an all white B747 parked in a corner of the airfield. (look Carefully)

My question is:

1. Does anyone know which airport/airfield this is?
2. Does anyone have info on the aircraft? - I'm sure its a 747

Thanks

BBJII


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5257 times:

I believe it's the Dunsfold military aerodrome.

User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

It is the old Hawker Siddley airfield at Dunsfold, in Surrey. Dunno what the 74 is though. I thought it had been closed once BAe pulled out.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Hi,

The aircraft is (I believe) a european B747-236. If you search the airfield you will find pictures of it landing there earlier this year.

Regards,

SevenHeavy



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4121 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Dunsfold, 3 minutes down the road from me. Its the old BAe base, we used to get a lot of harriers fly over. Aircraft is a B747-200, G-BDXJ, ex BA, European and finally, Air Atlanta Europe.

User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

This is the jet in question:



It has been bought by Dunsfold Park as part of its collection.

[Edited 2005-07-31 22:37:12]

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Yes it is a 747 , I believe it's ex-BA 742 G-BDXJ, The racing track is indeed at Dunsford, It's only use now is as a film/program prop. It did a final ferry flight from LGW under the call sign "SnowBird 1P" on MAY 25th 2005 and i believe it's still their, however the last photo taken of it in the data base was on June 4th ( i think)

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5216 times:

see also (archived, but rather recent):
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2167285
-HT



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 7):
see also (archived, but rather recent):
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2167285
-HT

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