Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.

Which Aerodrome?

Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:14
  #3801 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,677
Received 85 Likes on 52 Posts
From shiny Comet to shiny new terminal building (with adequate parking).

I'm pretty sure Ike never visited this aerodrome.


Last edited by India Four Two; 8th Jul 2008 at 14:33.
India Four Two is offline  
Old 8th Jul 2008, 09:27
  #3802 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Zealand
Age: 77
Posts: 519
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How about Saint-Pierre of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon?
John Hill is offline  
Old 8th Jul 2008, 10:12
  #3803 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Black Diamond AB (CEH2)
Posts: 6,677
Received 85 Likes on 52 Posts
John, You are correct. The last vestige of the French North American colonies, off Newfoundland. Over to you.

(note to self: remove photographer's name next time )
India Four Two is offline  
Old 8th Jul 2008, 18:20
  #3804 (permalink)  

Aviator Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA
Age: 77
Posts: 2,394
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
During his visit Ike flew up to Scotland to see the Queen and rather than flying in Air Force One (or whatever it was called in those days)
Columbine II and Columbine III, Lockheed C-121 Constellations were Eisenhower's aircraft.

con-pilot is offline  
Old 8th Jul 2008, 19:21
  #3805 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Zealand
Age: 77
Posts: 519
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks IndiaFourTwo, I hope people have not been waiting while I was snoozing!

Open House!
John Hill is offline  
Old 10th Jul 2008, 15:12
  #3806 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Gone a bit quiet in here for a while so have a go at this one:


Last edited by Duckbutt; 10th Jul 2008 at 15:34.
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 10th Jul 2008, 17:19
  #3807 (permalink)  
LFT
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 354
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Dover AFB Delaware?
LFT is offline  
Old 10th Jul 2008, 18:33
  #3808 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not Dover, sorry.
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 10th Jul 2008, 20:49
  #3809 (permalink)  
LFT
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 354
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
How about Oceana NAS aka Apollo Soucek Field then ?
LFT is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 08:09
  #3810 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sorry LFT.

At the time the photo was taken (mid 1940's I guess) this was a military establishment. It is now a successful civilian field much expanded which covers a much greater area (mainly in the area to the right of the shot).
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 11:34
  #3811 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It would seem that the sun is shining in the photo and the weather is generally good. This would be a severe disappointment to the flyers in a unit based there at the time!
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 12:53
  #3812 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Posts: 167
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wild guess:

Frankfurt Rhein-Main??
minuteman is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 16:48
  #3813 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not Frankfurt, right hemisphere but wrong continent.
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 18:53
  #3814 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North of Watford (Gap)
Age: 58
Posts: 403
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Go on - I'll throw a wild guess in - Orchard Field IL?
nacluv is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 19:37
  #3815 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It is in the US but not IL.
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 20:16
  #3816 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Wet Coast
Posts: 2,335
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Morrison Field Florida - aka Palm Beach International ?
PaperTiger is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 21:25
  #3817 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not in Florida.

In the late '40s the main runway here was the first in the world to be fitted with a feature which is commonplace nowadays to all major runways.
Duckbutt is online now  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 21:50
  #3818 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Germany
Age: 74
Posts: 883
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Cleveland Hopkins international? First runway lights?
S'land is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 22:02
  #3819 (permalink)  
LFT
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: uk
Posts: 354
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Charleston AFB.
LFT is offline  
Old 11th Jul 2008, 22:52
  #3820 (permalink)  

Jack's Granddad
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lancashire
Age: 76
Posts: 623
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Not Cleveland or Charleston.

The runway feature was not the lights although not unconnected.

Three weeks before Ghandi died a classified unit at this base (nothing to do with the unit which would be disappointed by the good flying weather mentioned previously) launched something from here. It was spotted in an adjoining state and an F-51 was sent up to investigate. Unfortunately the pilot did not have oxygen, flew too high in his eagerness to intercept, passed out and was killed in the resultant crash. This incident greatly fuelled interest in 'UFO' phenomena as the body of the pilot was (incorrectly) reported as being full of holes.

Last edited by Duckbutt; 11th Jul 2008 at 23:33.
Duckbutt is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.