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Monument Number 1384961

Hob Uid: 1384961
Location :
Oxfordshire
Cherwell
Launton
Grid Ref : SP5920024400
Summary : A training building for a facility known as a "link trainer" at RAF Bicester technical site. A "link trainer" was a plywood mock-up of an aircraft, in essence a type of early flight simulator. The building was built in 1939, and was used to train pilots in instrument flying. The link trainer building was recommended for consideration for possible Listed Building status by an English Heritage report produced in May 2003.
More information : An English Heritage report produced in May 2003 recommended that the link trainer building ("Building 103") should be considered for potential future Listed Building status, possibly at Grade II. According to the report, the building was built in 1939 and was designed for "training of pilots in instrumentation flying and anticipating the site's wartime use". (1)

The link trainer was a plywood mock-up of an aircraft with instrumentation, an early sort of flight simulation aid. (2)




Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : English Heritage field survey reports
Source details : English Heritage Thematic listing Programme, May 2003: "Survey of Military Aviation Sites and Structures Summary Report", unpaged.
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Source Number : 2
Source : British military airfield architecture : from airships to the jet age
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Page(s) : 139-140
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Built 1939
Monument End Date : 1939
Monument Start Date : 1939
Monument Type : Military Building, Military Training Site
Evidence : Extant Building

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 52 SE 101
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