Gallery 2 - contains images associated with the airfield. See also the Airfield page.
Take off and landing videos from Hardwick runway 1-3 and 3-1,
not in a B-24 Liberator but something just as cramped .... a Van's RV-9A.
Take off from runway three, one.
Taking off from runway 3 1 (north-westerly) goes over the village of Fritton and the Three Nags pub that Jimmy and Daisy Elmar ran during WWII. (See Preller site for more.)
(WebMaster - Jimmy and Daisy Elmar were my grandparents, they and my mother, Joan, told stories of how some nights the skies were filled with aircraft and how often the timber-framed pub shook as damaged low flying aircraft limped back to Hardwick. I had the opportunity in Nov 2011 to fly the route over Fritton and back, luckily. This is it. The village and the pub can be seen at about 2' 15").
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Landing on runway one, three.
(Thanks to Kelvin Woodard without whom these videos would not exist.)
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Hardwick, 1946 overlayed on Mar 2012, click to enlarge
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