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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 20:58
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Yes, it is Blatchford Field, Edmonton Municipal/Industrial/City Centre Airport, Alberta, (CYXD). The hangar was home to many aviation greats, such as Grant McConachie and Wop May, to name a few. The hangar is visible in the upper left corner on the photo below. A replica of the hangar presently stands in Fort Edmonton Park. You have control.

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Old 23rd Nov 2008, 22:04
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Yes, I should have recognised it much earlier!

Unfortunately, I'm just leaving the house to catch a flight. Nothing to hand, so:

OPEN HOUSE
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 07:51
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I see this is open house so can I try this thread for the first time?
The aerodrome in question is behind the factory buildings in the foreground, but they may provide a clue.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 09:22
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The British Aerospace airfield at Brough near Hull
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 09:31
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No, not Brough
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 13:40
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I'm going to take a punt at Castle Bromwich.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 13:42
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Sorry punter, not quite right.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 15:22
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How about Eastleigh/Southampton?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 15:56
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Castle Bromwich?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 16:04
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Oops - if I'd bothered to check it's already been suggested!
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 16:11
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Not Eastleigh. Maybe this picture of the same place in 1939 will help. If you can recognise the aircraft in front of the hangars it should give a clue, but they are not that easy to see!

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Old 24th Nov 2008, 18:26
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Could it be Heston?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 18:53
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Peterborough Westwood or Walsall?
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 19:14
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Not Heston, but yes RAF Peterborough (Westwood). The factory in front is Baker Perkins who flew their "executive" Aztec from there after the RAF station closed. It was formerly the home of 7 FTS with their Harts and Audaxes, as in the 1939 photo.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 21:12
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Here's one I think has not appeared:
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 21:32
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Bimini, The Bahamas?

That's what the runway looked like when I landed there.

Hum, come to think about, that ruway looks better than the runway at Bimini.
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 22:52
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Sorry - not the Bahamas
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Old 24th Nov 2008, 23:33
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Okay, thanks, like I said, the runway looks too good to be Bimini. We only did about $25,000.00 in damage when we landed there in a Jet Commander back in the mid-70s. We had to replace the left flap, right main gear door and the bottom rotating beacon. The next time I told the owner no, pick a different airport, he listened to me.

(And if I ever find that Lear Jet pilot that told me the runway was just fine, I'm going to wack him up the side of the head. )
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 01:57
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Christmas Island, the Pacific Ocean one?
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Old 25th Nov 2008, 09:22
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Getting warmer!
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