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Old 5th May 2008, 19:24
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Bri,
I had wondered about Norman Wells, but I don't think PWA would have been classified as a "major operator" at that airport.

twochai,
How about Inuvik? Although in this case, the terrain looks too far away.
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Old 5th May 2008, 19:39
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Brian is right on, it is Norman Wells.

Unless my memory cells are fading, PW was operating DC-6's, later 737-200 combis equipped with gravel kits, on the sched from Edmonton up the Mackenzie valley route to Inuvik during this period. CP did the Edmonton-Fort St John-Whitehorse-Mayo services with DC-6's and DC-3's.

By the way, as some will know already, the fate of the Calgary Air Museum's Mosquito (CF-HMS, mate to this aircraft CH-HMQ) is the subject of serious debate at the moment. Apparently they have tentatively agreed to sell the components in the US for something in excess of $1 million.

Hopefully the citizens of Calgary will recognize the contribution the Mossie made to Canada (1,000+ built by DHC, flown by thousands of Canadians with distinction in WWII). Of course, the mapping of the Arctic laid the foundation for the Calgary oil industry's current focus on the arctic islands and new sources of oil.

Over to you EvansB!
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Old 5th May 2008, 20:22
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Thanks twochai. Here is the next aerodrome:
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Old 5th May 2008, 20:35
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Royal Cambodian Air Force. With a tower as tall and substantial as that one, must be Phnom Penh?
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Old 5th May 2008, 20:59
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Yes, it is Pochentong Airport, Phnom Penh. You have control.
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Old 5th May 2008, 21:06
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I've had more control than is healthy this week, its time for others:

OPEN HOUSE!
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Old 5th May 2008, 21:25
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How about this?


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Old 5th May 2008, 21:49
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Old 5th May 2008, 22:10
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Not Middle Wallop
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Old 6th May 2008, 02:32
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Gloucester Staverton

(actually RAF Staverton when the photo was taken I think)

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Old 6th May 2008, 05:47
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Aldermaston?
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Old 6th May 2008, 08:35
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Neither Gloucester Staverton or Aldermaston
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Old 6th May 2008, 16:58
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RAF Grantham/Spitalgate?
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Old 6th May 2008, 17:08
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Not RAF Grantham/Spitalgate

Here's a clue.

The airfield is in the UK and the two aircraft to the left of the runway are USAF C-47s
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Old 6th May 2008, 17:13
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Culdrose possibly?
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Old 6th May 2008, 17:17
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Burtonwood?
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Old 6th May 2008, 18:21
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Not Culdrose and not Burtonwood
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Old 6th May 2008, 19:31
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Bassingbourn
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Old 6th May 2008, 20:28
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Molesworth had resident C47, could it be?
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Old 6th May 2008, 22:36
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Sorry - Neither Bassingbourn or Molesworth

Final clue

If you knew this airfield you'd (possibly) associate it with something you would do with a horse
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