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Took the Spit Mk1 up for a flight over The New Forest in Hampshire. Decided to check out some of the abandoned and disused airfileds in the area. In most cases I did a touch and go on the strips before doing a roll of salute over the top. First up was RAF Beaulieu (Pronounced "Bewlee" for our American friends) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Beaulieu After paying my respects I then went west along the A31 and had a look over at RAF Stoney Cross https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Stoney_Cross From there I went on to Holmsley South, Large parts of this airfield, like the others are now turned over to caravan parks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Holmsley_South Then I had a look at what remains of RAF Ibsley. Most of it has been dug out for gravel extraction and is now a series of lakes. The derilict control tower now overlooks a lake. A small part of one runway is visible but thats about it. Most of it has gone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Ibsley Also in the area I managed to find my Dads house at Ringwood, (marked by the red dot) and just east of that the Raceway and Motocross tracks at Matchams also just on the edge of Bournemouth/ Hurn airport, there appears to be the remains of another strip but cannot find any reference to it. Finally I did a bit of close up work for the camera ship, including testing the guns, (psst don't tell the CAA i'm flying with live ammo!)before landing at Bournemouth I can only assume the airfields and scenery were part of a VFR scenery set but I don't recall loading it. There is an FSX scenery file that brings Stoney Cross back to a live airfield environment, It looks nice, but I'm not sure I actually want to. I think I prefer it as a ghost of the past.