View Full Version : Another mystery airfield

11th Mar 2022, 08:19
Several years ago I was on a business trip to Norway, having routed from Manchester to Gardermoen via BA. As we dropped down for the run up Oslo Fjord, I noticed an airfield on the port side of the aircraft, photo attached. I've gone through my sources and cannot identify it. Can any other Ppruner help with this please?
'twould make and old spotter very happy!

11th Mar 2022, 08:33
Old City airport


11th Mar 2022, 09:02
Old City airport


Bollocks. This is not old Fornebu ( of which nothing remains today).

11th Mar 2022, 09:51
Just a guess; Kjeller air force base seen from north west.

11th Mar 2022, 09:54
Kjeller Air Force Base I believe

11th Mar 2022, 10:38
Definitely looks like Kjeller from the northwest - but the photographer would have to be sitting on the RIGHT side of the aircraft to be on approach to one of the northerly runways at Gardermoen.

11th Mar 2022, 11:30
it is this

Kjeller Air Force Base - Google Maps (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Kjeller+Air+Force+Base/@59.9701576,11.0288095,3138m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x46417b1cc8e61429:0xdfd7aaa6f1b7a8f !8m2!3d59.9692609!4d11.039471)

Old Speckled Aircrew
11th Mar 2022, 11:42
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1389/screenshot_2022_03_11_at_12_35_33_3595e52c526d75ad4f70dd62fa deaf231413e1cd.jpg
I believe Google Earth confirms it's Kjeller

11th Mar 2022, 11:53
OK............................... thanks

11th Mar 2022, 13:49
I was in Kyeller ENKJ in 2015 with my Swiss registered taildragger. It was then open for GA and a very nice place with fast metro access to Oslo and much cheaper hotels than the capital. Many compulsary reporting points when approaching from the North due to the vicinity of Gardermoen. However, the people running the airport were worried because Kjeller seems to have lost a maintenance contract of the Norwegian Airforce. But the flying club is still active. Nice place, friendly club.

13th Mar 2022, 17:13
Many thanks for the prompt replies. Having sat and thought a bit longer (bearing in mind it was over 15 years ago) I think I must have been sitting on the starboard side of the jet.
That would line up better with the orientation of the airport.

Many thanks for helping me with this nigging little problem.