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Old 24th Oct 2008, 19:03
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Oh, Those Airship Hangars!!!!!!

Tears fill my eyes.


But is it Lakehurst???? Or Recife???


Certainly not Cardington.
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 19:16
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Far too easy, Lakehurst it is
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 19:19
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Definitely Lakehurst
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 19:34
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Airship Hangars 5 and 6 it would appear.


How about Hangar 1??


Now there's a thing.
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Old 25th Oct 2008, 09:19
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Is Recife the one in Brazil about 50 miles west of Rio?
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Old 25th Oct 2008, 10:10
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Recife is , as you correctly say , in Brazil.
It is way up the coast from Rio at the Top-Right hand Corner of Brazil where the Atlantic is at its most narrow. Thus a logical landfall for traffic coming down from Europe along the West African Coast. Almost a straight line if you look at a globe.Then its a another 2000k to Rio , following the coast, again almost all in a fairly straight line.
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Old 25th Oct 2008, 12:12
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Are we awaiting a new challenge from RETDPI?
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Old 25th Oct 2008, 12:19
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We were on an excursion to a lagoon west of Rio, and I could see from the coach to the south of the main road what I took to be a pair of airship sheds about 50 miles from Rio.
Looking on Flashearth, there's a military airfield near a town called Santa Cruz posn 22 deg 55' 48.2" S 43 deg 45' 6.5" W which has one airship shed, so where I got two from I don't know!!
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Old 25th Oct 2008, 13:05
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For some time I wondered if I was getting confused with Sunnyvale California, which has these ( Quickbird image, note the C130's and S60s)
I presume they are the old Akron and Macon sheds.



Ah well ! An interesting little diversion between challenges.
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Don't think it was him - and not to worry BAMRA. We've had a small hiccup with my stealth post, apologies. Here is the next challenge - taken in 1983.


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Old 25th Oct 2008, 20:32
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All right,gizza clue,N,S,E,W,hot/cold ?
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Old 26th Oct 2008, 14:16
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Funny I seem to have seen that picture before!
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Old 26th Oct 2008, 23:00
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Was it further up the page? It is west of here and still active.
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Old 27th Oct 2008, 10:28
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By "here" do you mean west of the UK?
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Old 27th Oct 2008, 12:09
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Vague similarity (just vague) to Shannon.
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Old 27th Oct 2008, 12:13
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OK - to move it on, West of the Atlantic. N America in fact. Further picture clue to follow if required.
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Old 28th Oct 2008, 20:59
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Plethora of runways = USA
Airfield name on taxiway at right centre 7 letters
Surrounded by arable farm land
Threshold of runway 17 at mid right therefore photo taken pointing east
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Old 28th Oct 2008, 21:19
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Right on almost everything. The word on the taxiway, is 'taxiway'. There's yet another runway there now.
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Old 28th Oct 2008, 21:38
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Is that a C-130 "gate guardian" ?
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There were a number of aircraft on sticks - the others, and there are plenty, around the base were for technical training.
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