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Old 10th May 2008, 20:59
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Hi ,Jenks,never saw you as a chalk and walk man !!!!B
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Old 11th May 2008, 06:10
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I only recognised Allborg because of my frequent transits with our ex Open Skies Andovers en-route to Riga/Russia. However, the main picture is indeed 26R; you were obviously short base for t'other one!

I do have quite a few obscure airfields within my files but I don't have a server to put them on; therefore, Open House...

But you're quite correct, there's plenty of chalk in Chitterne!

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Old 11th May 2008, 10:59
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Next Challenge ?

A very easy one to keep things ticking over ?? Keith.

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Old 11th May 2008, 19:47
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Is this a former USAF base?
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This challenge was a Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station in 1943 ?
And has a very chequered history ?? Keith

And is exactly (via google earth) 5305.11 miles from Docking ! haha

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Old 11th May 2008, 21:39
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Mojave Airport, Antelope Valley, California? A former colleague's husband test flew the Flightcraft Convair 5800 Freighter there several years ago.
The restaurant looks familiar..
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Old 11th May 2008, 21:56
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Evansb, You are too familiar with restuarants, and airfields ! well done, it is of course Mojave airport and Spaceport !
The floor is yours Keith
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Old 11th May 2008, 22:48
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The year is 1960, and we are in the Northern Hemisphere.
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Old 12th May 2008, 01:29
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Hmmm, badge on the Connie is TCA; Trans-Canada Airlines.

I would guess that the location is in British Columbia.
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Old 12th May 2008, 03:04
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Abbotsford?
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Old 12th May 2008, 04:01
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TCA 1049G, CPA Britannia and DOT Viscount? That's a pretty impressive lineup for a summer airshow in BC.

Steep terrain looks too close for Abbotsford, Pigboat.

Is it Kelowna??
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Old 12th May 2008, 04:21
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Proximity of railroad would seem to fit with Kelowna, and the bumps in the background wouldn't be inconsistent. I've only flown in there a couple of times a few years ago, so I don't recall the details.

Note of Interest: Google maps shows a Westjet 737 landing on the runway. Also a number of aircraft seem to be in the process of being salvaged as well.
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twochai is correct. Although TCA never served Kelowna, the photo was taken during an open-house celebration of the newly paved runway and taxiway. The Department of Transport Vickers Viscount is also present, as is Canadian Pacific's Bristol Britannia. CPA did serve Kelowna with a Douglas DC-3 for a period. You have control.
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At least I got the right province this time. Last time I missed Norman Wells by about a thousand miles.
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Re FireLight's comments on the Kelowna airport viewed from Google Earth.
Kelowna Flightcraft is a group of companies, one of which operates the Purolator Courier air freight service using Boeing 727 and Convair 580. The airframe division also did the stretch Convair 5800 freighter conversion, and does the cargo door installation on CV580s as well. Check out their web site at flightcraft.ca.
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Old 13th May 2008, 01:23
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OK, this will not last long...

(at least it didn't in 1966!)

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Old 13th May 2008, 02:13
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Saba Cove..
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No specific idea, but it certainly would make you think about overruns.

Atlantic perhaps?

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Thanks evansb for the link to flightcraft. That explains a lot, and I had no idea we (Canadians) had such a nice operation in Kelowna.
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Jabberwok has it - Saba it is.

Just as intimidating today as it was 42 years ago - 1300' long from threshold to threshold and downhill in the prevailing wind!

Over to you!




By the way, the road goes up to Bottom, the capital, located in the crater of an extinct volcano.
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Landing on Saba. Looks like fun.

Link to video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RU_f...eature=related

Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

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