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Coltishall is UK’s latest scrapping base

by Matt Falcus

The former RAF Coltishall in Norfolk is set to become a new centre for scrapping old and retired airliners, creating employment and a new lease of life for the redundant airfield.

Coltishall has been closed for a number of years, but still has excellent facilities and a long runway. A prison recently opened on part of the site, but the hangar space still exists along with plenty of apron parking space.

TAG Aviation are behind the scheme, which aims to open once planning permission is gained, creating up to 300 jobs. They expect airliners to be flown in on a regular basis and dismantled for usable parts.

For enthusiasts in the area, this could provide a juicy alternative to places such as Kemble and Lasham, and a chance to see rarer, older airliners in the UK again.

Coltishall is located a few miles to the north of Norwich.

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