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Old 28th Oct 2008, 22:26
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Wichita Falls - Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Municipal (KSPS), Texas.
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 07:50
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Correct - Sheppard AFB, home of, the then relatively new, Euro Nato Flying Training school. The whole of flying training, all on one base, on one of 6 training bases, each turning out way more pilots than we did in total. 5 swimming pools and a base hospital - it all seemed pretty huge at the time. Dallas (JR Ewing Dallas) was still in its heyday and it was all a bit of a culture shock. Over to you, Evansb. Did you know it all the time?

PS to say it still looks chuffing big. That new runway must be 15,000 ft and there are a good selection of aircraft types parked around the place.

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Old 29th Oct 2008, 11:32
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No 2 is a bit `slack`!
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 14:12
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We'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he was joining! - or maybe I was too far forward.
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 15:50
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Thanks BN, that was a fun challenge. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 20:35
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Possibly Burtonwood ?
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Old 29th Oct 2008, 21:27
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Sorry, not Burtonwood. Not in the U.K.
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Old 30th Oct 2008, 19:51
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Clue: Hangar 2 no longer stands, but the airfield is still operational.
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Old 30th Oct 2008, 20:40
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Anchorage Int'l Airport PANC

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Old 30th Oct 2008, 21:40
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Sorry, not Anchorage, but you are getting warm.
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 10:44
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Is Anchorage ever warm?
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 10:55
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How about Fairbanks,but haven`t a clue about N,or S side..?
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 15:52
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Fairbanks is cooler. Michigan cooler still. Willow Run has been done.
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 16:52
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Does "not Anchorage" exclude Elmendorf AFB then ?
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 16:59
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How about "Sea-Tac" then??
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 18:17
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Sorry, not near Anchorage, and farther still from Seattle. It is, however, a maritime locale. The base has undergone a name change since the photo was taken.
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 19:30
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The "Black Pearl".

Shemya/Earackson AFB Alaska.
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 21:44
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Also know as "The Rock". PaperTiger is correct. Shemya airfield is located at the far western (it is so far west, it is east) end of the Aleutian chain. The base was home to a variety of Cold War missions.
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 21:47
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I'm away for the weekend so OPEN HOUSE !
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Old 31st Oct 2008, 22:32
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How about this?

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