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Old 16th Sep 2008, 19:40
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Certainly not as historic and quite a long way from the beach at Kill Devil Hills.

This is not a very high resolution photo, unfortunately, but that's ice out there in the channel! By the way, the photo was taken just last month, in August!

Tip: Try doubling the latitude.

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Cambridge Bay?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 04:33
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Not Cambridge Bay, Flap 40, but you're not so far away - at least in Arctic units of distance. You're only 660NM+/- too far south southwest.

You (or somebody else) can find it!

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Old 17th Sep 2008, 05:56
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Is it the strip at Beechey Island just off the s tip of Devon Island?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 07:43
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Wainwright airstrip, a bit south of Wiley Post airport Barrow Alaska?

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Old 17th Sep 2008, 10:17
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Sorry, not Wainwright, not Beechey Island, although they're both close.

Unortunately, I'm going travelling and will be out of touch for 24 hours so I'm going to have to bring this one to an end prematurely! The answer is, in fact, Eureka, in the eastern arctic territory of Nunavut.

Eureka was recently the most northerly point of landing of two intrepid DHC Beaver owners/enthusiasts from Seattle who are currently on the final stages of a a very ambitious circumnavigation of Canada in two Beaver floatplanes! Flying up the BC coast and across the Rocky mountains to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and north to Inuvik on the Arctic Ocean they then headed east to follow what is generally known as the Northwest Passage to Cambridge Bay, Resolute Bay and then up to Eureka. The trip was meticulously planned with satellite communications and modern GPS navigation devices, of course, but otherwise they just landed when the weather deteriorated, erected tents and camped out on the tundra until the weather improved to allow onward flight, just as the pioneers did 60 years ago!

The rather tenuous historic connection I claim for Doug DevRies and Mark Schoening is their landing on floats at Eureka, a very lonely Canadian weather station located at 80 degrees north latitude. I believe they must have broken some sort of record for the most northerly landing ever undertaken by a floatplane anywhere in the world because only recently, with the effects of global warming, has there been enough open water to permit such an escapade.

Their exploits can be followed on their excellent website at:

The Great Actic Air Adventure

I commend it to anyone interested. Discovery Channel documentary to come.

Again, I apologise to all, I thought we could complete it in time, we were so close. Regrettably, now it must be: OPEN HOUSE!

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Old 17th Sep 2008, 16:33
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Next aerodrome

Okay . . flame me all you like but I have read the FAQs and instructions on insertion of pictures -- and there is nowhere on this composition page I can find a way to activate the attachments or img function.

Help?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 17:28
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Have you read this thread?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 19:25
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While we await developments, can I slip this easy one in ? Keith.

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Edinburgh?
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Old 17th Sep 2008, 21:05
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Agreed. EDI before the new runway was built.
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Background Noise has it, it is indeed Turnhouse 1962 I think ? Looking forward to your next challenge thank you. Keith.
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Great picture! The bings are now a national monument.
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Um yes ! credit for the pic must go to Colin Laurie, But what are the bings ??? Keith ?
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Thanks BN

It's all yours. I'll have the photo posting figured out by the time another open house comes up . . .

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Bing is the Scottish word for Slagheap, two of which are visible in the distance.
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Thanks for that Flap 40, We live and learn ! Keith
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Excuse the thread creep, but that picture shows the spot where I started my interest in aeroplanes 60 years ago. No 1 tram from Liberton to Corstorphine, walk from tram terminus to Turnhouse to watch Spitfires and then Vampires of the RAuxAF while standing in the ditch beside the railway line! Even logged the odd steam engine.
Where do all the years go?
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Not too historic but we haven't had it before:
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Back seat of a Hawk/Tucano into Leeming as a first shot.....
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