Cardington Airship Hangars
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When I started Geocaching nice little drive by caches were an ideal introduction so I’m placing a few around for that purpose. I was surprised not to find a traditional cache around the Cardington airship hangars, so this had to be addressed.
The Cardington Airship Hangars were originally built to house the R101 airship which was intended to be used to ferry cargo and passengers from the UK to India in the 1930s. These airships, as you can tell from the size of the hangars were huge, over 700ft long. Unfortunately on its maiden voyage the airship crashed into a hillside near Beauvais, north of Paris. The crash ignited the hydrogen gas bag and fire quickly engulfed the entire airship. This spelled the end of the British attempt to create lighter-than-air aircraft and the R101′s competitor, the R100, was scrapped despite a safe trans-Atlantic trial flight.
The South hangar is now owned by Airship Technologies, who are trying to revive the airship business. The North hangar is used as a super big sound stage for films. Most of the outdoor Gotham City scenes for Batman Begins were filmed inside the hangar, as well as several recent James Bond films.
The cache is a Bison container that just holds a log book so bring a pen.
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