Willington Power Station
Willington Power station was closed down over 20 years ago but the cooling towers (Locally known as the 5 sisters) still remain.
Wilington Power station is in Derby (See map below)
I don't live near this place, so the times I have visited have just been opportune.
The first time, it was too windy to fly.
The 2nd time, the weather was just about okay but when I checked the NAT's app, I noticed that the runway areas had changed since I last checked (See below).
I called Derby air club, but there wasn't anything that I could do on the day, so this was my 3rd attempt (After agreeing with Derby air club my flight details).
Getting permission was quite painless. I needed:
- Weight and type of drone
- Proof of insurance
- Details on where and how high I would be flying
- A call on the day to say when I was starting and stopping my flight
Photos of the cooling towers
The high definition versions of the photos are here:
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