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Old 17th Jun 2008, 18:26
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Sorry RRR, it is not Kona, Hawaii, but you are in the right country. The airstrip is no longer in operation, and the 'love shacks' have been removed.
The area is presently a State Park.

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 02:25
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PPRuNe Radar the list at Post #1 is out of date as I do not have access to it. However, I published a seperate thread which contains the latest What Cockpit and What Aerodrome challenges posted. I update these lists each month, sometimes twice a month depending on the number of new challenges posted . Unfortunately, as with all threads, it slips down the page as posts to existing threads and new threads are posted. Would it be possible to make "What Cockpit and What Aerodrome Lists" a sticky?
The thread you mentioned is now stickied

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 11:46
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The thread you mentioned is now stickied
Thanks for that, both lists updated today.
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Kualoa Army Airfield, Kualoa pehaps?
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Old 18th Jun 2008, 17:07
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Sorry Mel, not in the State of Hawaii. Too far west. Jackie Gleason's character 'Ralph Kramden' and his wife 'Alice' would have loved this place.
Here is recent photo:

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 21:36
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Ralph Kramden, going far enough away from NYC that palm frond huts exist on a pure white sand beach?? The mind boggles!

Unless there are a bunch of red herrings in this picture as well?
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Well, JENKINS fairly said it, but it is not Virginia Key, Florida. Now I just need the actual name of the island. No red herrings. The original airstrip is no longer visible. A newer runway, now used as a car-park, is visible in the colour photo, as are remnants of the wharf. Here is an aerial view taken in the eary 1950s.

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Old 18th Jun 2008, 23:14
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JENKINS is correct Located in Pinellas County, just west of Tampa, Florida. Started in 1939 by a New York real estate magnate, the thatched huts proved popular with honeymooners and vacationers until the early 1960s, when a causeway was built, connecting the lovely island to the mainland, and subsequent day-visitors by the thousands. You have control.
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First one from me, maybe a toughie



So, a couple of clues:

No longer in existence. Named for the son of a legal man.

BTW, before anyone suggests i've jumped the queue, the following post #4190147 was posted by Jenkins at 09.24 today but has since been removed:

JENKINSTo quote Ralph Kramden, "One of these days..." Sorry that technology has not spread to my Interweb machine, so cannot post some of my Box Brownie snaps. When I retire!!

Open House please, thanks evansb.

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Over 12 hours and no attempt so here's two more clues:

The son was a Captain and the location is near a capital place to be if you find yourself in a holiday state.
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Well done Jenkins Obviously I made the clues too easy
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 18:50
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Here is one to keep the thread moving:
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North Island NAS San Diego ?
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 19:24
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La Guardia NY in earlier days?
(back in the late 1930's still known as North Beach)

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Old 20th Jun 2008, 20:07
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I'd say so, moira.

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There's actually a nice artist's impression of La Guardia on the following link: http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/03/26/.

But let's be courteous and wait for Bri's answer!

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Yes, Ann is correct Before North Beach, it was named Glenn H. Curtiss Airport. Presently named in honor of the aviation minded former New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia. KLGA. You have control.
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Thanks Bri, nice challenge as usual!
Here's the next one:

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Is the control tower unique ? Otherwise, a B-24, a Jeep and a control tower really narrows it down .
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Isn't that why it's called a CHALLENGE?
But perhaps you have a point so I'll add a bit of a clue (don't know if it helps though)


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