Is Weedons still used for storage by the RNZAF Museum? There isn't much information thrown up by Mr Google on what goes on there these days. Some of the aircraft (Canberra from the RAF) that had previously been reported as stored at Weedons appear to now be housed in the Wigram hangars
Google earth seems to show that a large storage building (hangar?) remains, but not a lot else. The remains of the married patch roads can be seen, and still are indicated as viable on some mapping programs.
I found a little bit from the mid-90s about the USN's HF transmitters that were located there, but now appear to be gone. Google earth shows a circular area on the north eastern side that previously was an antenna base. There appears there is another comms facility on the south-western corner, but haven't found out anything about it. www.its.bldrdoc.gov/pub/ntia-rpt/94-304/94-304_chap1&2.pdf
no, they are not in the same building. they are about 1 mile away. i go passed weedons every day to and from work. see the odd vehicle there. there was a stack of firewood there the other week ready to be chopped up, so who ever works there must have a bit of fre time up their sleeves.
Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 6, 2008 13:30:57 GMT 12
Last I heard was at the Omaka Air Show Dennis Gibbons told me they were about to get the official go-ahead to start that month. They didn't expect anything stopping it. So hopefully it will still happen. It will certainly give them more storage space if the aircraft all move into the new part.