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Old 14th Feb 2009, 23:30
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I Knew I'd get one one day. Unfortunately I'm away from home and unable to access my picture collection. So Open House.
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 13:44
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Sorry about that Hen Ddraig, but it gives me an opportunity to post a picture from another part of the world where, like Wales, dragons feature prominently in folk-lore

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Old 15th Feb 2009, 15:26
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A couple posts ago a Dubendorf photo was posted by evansb. While I have not visited there in 30 years, they had an outstanding collection of early aero engines - two dozen or more pre-1920. What a way to see the technology evolving in the early days!
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Old 15th Feb 2009, 16:18
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Hello Simon! Thar be dragons! (and an ATR-72 freighter by the looks of it)
Is it Phnom Penh, Cambodia (VDPP)? Below is a photo of Aviation Royale Khmer Gardan GY-80 Horizon trainers taken forty years ago.
Regards, Brian

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 04:07
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bri,

That's the one - Phnom Penh, Cambodia, taken two weeks ago. The tower has that very 60's look, but the rest of the airport terminal is very modern.


It's actually a Vietnam Airlines ATR72 in the foreground. The freight door is the baggage compartment in the forward part of the passenger cabin.





Over to you.

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 07:13
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Thanks Simon! I can almost smell the fresh paint. Here is the next challenge. Put your thinking-toques on!

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 10:47
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Could it be Schiphol, Nederlands, long, long ago?

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 11:34
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Reminds me of Claresholm
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 14:24
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Reminds me of Claresholm
That's because it is Claresholm All 12 runways still useable.
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 15:34
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Claresholm Industrial, Alberta (CEJ4), formerly RCAF Claresholm (CYOM). Only runway now listed is 03/21. If you are a glider pilot, most of southern Alberta, east of the Rocky Mountains, is considered a runway. Krakatoa has control.

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Old 16th Feb 2009, 20:48
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Drat - would have got that one - my old man learnt to fly there in'53 on the Harvard with the RCAF - will get there someday............
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Old 16th Feb 2009, 21:39
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Claresholm

Also learned to fly there in 53. Happy memories.
Open house
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Old 17th Feb 2009, 14:57
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While we are waiting .....

Only runway listed is 03/21
Brian, I should clarify my comment about "all runways being usable".

Sensible aviators should use the nice smooth 03L/21R provided by Claresholm Council. However, if you choose to fly with no engine (or there is a strong Chinook blowing), then all runways are useable:

2005 Canadian Nationals start grid on 15L (you can see the forecast was for weak thermals - it was the wettest summer on record in Alberta)


Some of the runways need a little more care than others - 21L for example:

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Old 17th Feb 2009, 15:54
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Here's one that doesn't appear on the list

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Could that be Christchurch, hampshire? If it is open-house.

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Old 18th Feb 2009, 14:13
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Correct wwoody01. Open house it is.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 15:22
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Christchurch.

I should have known that. I used to live to the left of the far end of the strip.

It's all houses now and the windy road through the middle is called "The Runway".
Most of the other roads are named after British aircraft types from all makers but for some reason the products of AIRSPEED and DE HAVILLAND are missing, and this was their factory.

My Father worked there on Vampires, Venoms and Sea Vixens.

Sorry for drift.
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No drift at all. This is Aviation History and Nostalgia.
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Old 18th Feb 2009, 20:21
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May I submit the next challenge?



Looks as though a hint is needed.


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Old 19th Feb 2009, 12:54
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FXE, Ft Lauderdale Executive

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