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Old 8th Jan 2009, 12:39
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Thanks Keith. I am afraid that it was no great knowledge on my part. I happened to be browsing another forum recently and saw a similar hut with the name Sibu showing. As I had never heard of it I had to look it up and the details just stuck in my mind.

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Old 8th Jan 2009, 14:42
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Same part of the world ?
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Old 8th Jan 2009, 17:57
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Not really, some considerable distance South East.
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Old 9th Jan 2009, 04:22
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Most difficult.
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Old 9th Jan 2009, 11:04
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OK, a few clues.

1)Airfield was built in 1942 as part of a group of dispersal fields.
2)Started out by having a 4,500 foot gravel runway which was later bituminised.
3)The field is now a housing estate (hardly a unique feature I fear).
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Old 9th Jan 2009, 12:15
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Looks like it must be in Australia or New Zealand then
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Old 9th Jan 2009, 12:35
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Aitkenvale Weir, Queensland, Australia?

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Old 9th Jan 2009, 17:40
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Ii is indeed Aitkenvale Weir in Queensland. Opened in 1942 it was abandoned as a dispersal field in case of invasion by the Japanese it was abandoned after the war.

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Old 10th Jan 2009, 10:37
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Thanks.....

The next one;



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Old 11th Jan 2009, 11:44
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Time for a clue....

The area this airport is in was first settled by gold prospectors.

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Old 11th Jan 2009, 13:39
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Time for a clue....
In the Canadian Northwest, perhaps?
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Old 11th Jan 2009, 14:40
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Nope, sorry.

Quite a long way South of the Canadian North-West.

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Old 11th Jan 2009, 15:38
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How about NSW?
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Old 11th Jan 2009, 16:49
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Not as far South as that

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Old 12th Jan 2009, 19:36
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Another clue....

The province / state where this airport is located also houses the majority of the largest 'floodable region' in the world.

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Old 12th Jan 2009, 20:14
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South America?
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Old 12th Jan 2009, 20:20
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Ok how about Cuiabá
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Old 13th Jan 2009, 00:16
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Yes, the logo on the pole looks very like the Ifraero symbol (Brazilian airports authority)....
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Old 13th Jan 2009, 07:55
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mr ripley is close.

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Old 13th Jan 2009, 08:50
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