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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 20:04
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Is it Faizabad, Afghanistan?
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 20:20
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44 minutes....... what took so long?

It is Faizabad. Over to you.....
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Old 2nd Jul 2008, 20:55
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I admit, that was a SWAG. I was there was 42 years ago, but your photo did look vaguely familiar!

Sorry, don't have anything ready to go: OPEN HOUSE!

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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 01:41
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How about this one?

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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 02:28
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Well done StbdD, great evocative shot!
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 02:32
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Horta in the Azores?
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 03:11
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Thanks twochai. T'was an amazing era.

Absolutely right John! You have the controls.

Mel, for the 'has been done' list I'd call it the Horta seaplane base as there is a land aerodrome as well which may appear here someday.
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 03:54
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Thanks StbdD, great picture and it took my best Googling to find it! I eventually found a picture with the same ridge line and went from there!

I am supposed to be 'working' and my library is not here so ...


OPEN HOUSE!
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 05:00
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Perhaps this one will last a bit longer.

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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 05:07
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Rio - Santos Dumont?
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 05:47
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Bingo KeMac!

7 bloody minutes. Must be the record!


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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 06:28
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Many thanks stbdD - It's only because I got up early and nobody else was around! I still have to declare open house. I don't like doing it as it seems lazy but I have a set of photos which I think are in the attic so I will have to dig them out and wait for the next open house. So OPEN HOUSE again.
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 07:05
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Not much to go on, should last ten minutes at least!

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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 08:57
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OK, I am going to pull this one as I wont be able to respond to clues etc for the best part of a day. The Lockheed Lodestar of New Zealands National Airlines Corporation is unloading passengers and bags at what is now Auckland International Airport.



OPEN HOUSE !
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 17:03
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John's challenge looks like it would have been fun. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 19:06
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That's Kwajalein, Bikini Atoll I think.

Of interest, if you look at the area on Google Earth, about 3.5 miles to the NW of the airfield just to the North of the island you can just pick out the upturned wreck of the German Cruiser (?) 'Prinz Eugen' where she finished up after the atom bomb tests in 1946.

Embarrassed to have to declare open house if correct as I have nothing immediately prepared.
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 20:16
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Duckbutt is correct! Kwajalein atoll was the site of an historic US and Japanese battle in early 1944. . As he says, it is OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 3rd Jul 2008, 20:20
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Could I slip this lovely old photo in for a few 'nano seconds' of fun ? I don't think this has been seen before ? Keith

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Hmmmm... that could only be the Curtiss-Wright operation at Miami Municipal Airport.

If I am right, open house!
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John Hill, You are so correct ! It is Miami Municipal Airport, later known as Amelia Earhart Field ! A lovely 1930's picture I think.
So it seems OPEN HOUSE ........... Keith.
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