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Old 11th Sep 2008, 12:24
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Skopje?

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Old 11th Sep 2008, 20:14
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Split ? down the middle...
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Old 12th Sep 2008, 11:34
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Pristina, BKPR?
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Yes it is skopje. all yours larssnowpharter...well done! DH
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Apologies for the delay; (computer) virus problem.

here is your next airfield.
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 15:56
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Over 200 views and not even a stab at it.

Clue: This airfield is one of the oldest active airfields around and was certainly a military airfield during World War One.
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 16:19
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Asiago, Italy?
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 18:05
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dash7fan,

You have control, Sir.

I note that you are not far from this well known cheese making 'Altopiano'.

Well done.

Asaigo is also one of the highest airfields in Europe as well as one of the oldest.

I am not sure of this but there is also the possibility that ac from the Austro/Hungarian air forces as well as the Italian Air Force also flew from this strip during that war. The locals say this is so.

Plug: Great place to go for gliding. The Dolomites are - arguably - the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Try a cross county to Innsbuck from here. VERY testing.
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Old 15th Sep 2008, 20:35
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Thanks Larssnowpharter,

I know this field only from overflying and it is not far away from my homebase Innsbruck. You are correct, Asiago was an airfield from the Austro-Hungarian Airforce during 1914-1918.



Here are 2 photos of the next airfield






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Davis base AAT?
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Old 16th Sep 2008, 06:31
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I don't know where the photo was taken, but I do know the aircraft in the photo is the best short-range turbo-prop airliner the world has ever known. In addition, the engines and props were designed by a group of stellar engineers. Without any personal bias what-so-ever, I must concede the people who assemble the aero-engines in my home town are second-to-none. Yup, completely without bias. Well...just a little bias..
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overfly

it is not Davis

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I fully agree that the Dash 8 is a wonderful aircraft. During my more than 11000 hrs on this type I had only 2 uncomplicated engine failures. A very reliable and easy to operate aircraft. Thanks to all your people in your hometown.
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11,000 hours on a Dash-8 ? Any Dash-7 time ? She was the Cadillac of Regional Airliners.
If DH would have slanted the windshield on the Dash-7 an additional 10 degrees, it would have yielded an additional 12 knots airspeed. Dang! The resultant increase/change was on the drawing board before the first Dash -Seven left Downsview !

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Yes Evansb, I have 6000 hrs on the -7, but I retired 3 years ago. So no more hours on these wunderful aircrafts. By the way I trained for the -7 and -8 at Downsview at the old de Havilland Pilotsschool. You know the old buildings where the Mosquito was produced during WW2. Instructors were, for instance, Don Rodgers, Mick Saunders, Bill Pullen...

And the airfield in question has a similarity with Downsview. It was established 1936 as a company airfield.

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I don't think its Downsview, Dash7Fan, unless the 'hill' behind the airplane is the Missisauga garbage hill, on approach to rwy 32 at YYZ, now a ski slope.

My guess is we're looking at somewhere in Alaska?
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Sorry for misunderstanding. Downsview is the airport of de Havilland Canada. This airfield is an airfield from an other aircraft manufacturer, which went out of business a few years ago and is not in America.
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OK, I can backtrack quicker than most!

Oberpfaffenhofen??



Dash7fan: check your PM.
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twochai, yes you are correct. It is the former Dornier field Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich.

The Dash 8 was leased to Qantas for 2 years.
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Here is the next challenge.

Tip: While the rather cold water doesn't exactly fit EvansB's precise definition as a 'licenced waterdrome', the visible land does constitute part of a recognized 'landing ground' with some historic significance, I think.


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One suspects that this may be a certain beach in N Carolina. Very good, Sir!
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