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    Thumbs up Pyestock January 2013


    Iím not going to go into a huge amount of detail here as its been covered hundreds of times.

    Briefly the National Gas Turbine Establishment at Pyestock Fleet was built in 1949 beginning with some small test cubical inside buildings like the plant house and has since been added to over the years resulting in the huge site that stands there today.

    For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development. It was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. V bomber, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. The power of the air house allowed Concordeís engines to be tested in the purpose built Cell 4 at 2,000 mph. Every gas turbine installed in Royal Navy ships was checked here; captured Soviet engines were discreetly examined.

    NGTE Pyestock closed down in 2000 and decommissioned to make way for a business park.

    Our Visit

    A massive thanks to Mr Bones for being the tour guide for us on this trip! He was mega tried having been up all night exploring but he proper pulled through for us what a Legend! Visited with Mr Bones and Sam the Mule. Really early start for us given the long 4 hour drive down there in snowy conditions. Iíd planned trips here before which always fell through but not this timeÖ

    We started with the Airhouse and covered Cells 3 and 4 (the main ones I wanted to see). Made all the better by the fact that the snow was about 3 inch deep when we arrived and about 8 inch deep when we left this trip tops my list to date! These no doing justice to the sheer scale of this place until you've seen it for yourself! The cells were great I could have spent all day photographing each of them and we only ended up covering a fraction of the site! Revisit on the cards for sure!

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    few more shots on my blog (link in sigi) good day all round :)

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    Fantastic images love lookiing at this, thanks :).
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    Quality that mate! Fantastic place, and excellent shots as usual. ;)

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    Aliens on steroids. Awesome :)

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    ace!!! :)
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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    Superb photos thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome shots there dude! :)
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    Looks like its straight from a sci fi film set... great pics there mate :-)

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    well done mate very nice

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    One day I'll get there... mainly 'cos I like Sloe Gin.... (if you don't know what I'm on about ask someone!)...

    Great pics mate.
    Veni, Vidi suum custos canis admorsus meus culus...

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