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Old 7th Mar 2009, 08:11
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Hmmm . . .

Is it in a province or teritory adjacent to the last one (CYXJ)?
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 09:25
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Yellowknife?
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 10:08
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grizzled,

Yes and it's also in the CY-- series, but you probably guessed that.

brakedwell,

Not Yellowknife, but closer than Bagotville.

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Old 7th Mar 2009, 13:47
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CY??

Hmmm. . . too many trees for most places in NWT (and northern AB); Too sparsely settled to be Whitehorse; too flat for most places in the Yukon or nothern BC; the twotters and the beech (and the windsock) tell me it's not a military base . . . .

Fort Smith?
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Old 7th Mar 2009, 17:21
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Not Fort Smith, but you are getting closer.

A surprising number of trees, considering its location.
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 06:27
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Same Place - Different Season



Summer here can actually be quite hot. The drawback is the mosquitoes.
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 16:23
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CFB Inuvik.

Open house if correct.

TCF
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Chitterne Flyer,

I am sure that you are correct, but has anyone else noticed that the '03' runway in that second picture is '06' on Google Earth?

That's what comes of being located near a shifting magnetic North Pole; I bet the runway painters there learned their trade on the Forth Bridge!
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 18:33
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TCF, you are correct, but there is no longer a CFB at Inuvik - it was closed in the 80s. However Inuvik Airport is used as a forward operating base for Hornets ( a mere 1058 nm from Cold Lake!).

Inuvik was a completely new town and airport, built in 1954 after the nearby community of Aklavik was devastated by floods.

It is interesting that apart from the big grey object in the winter photo, the photo could have been taken any time in the past 25 years or so - two Twin Otters and a King Air.

grizzled was put off by the trees in the background, but that area is down near the river level in the Mackenzie Delta and has a large number of trees, even though it is 68 degrees north. You can see from the aerial photo that there are not many trees on the tundra.

D120A's comment surprised me. I had always assumed that Inuvik was in the Northern Domestic Airspace where tracks and runway headings are True, but a quick check of the AIM (RAC – 2.0 AIRSPACE – REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES) shows that Inuvik is officially in Southern Domestic Airspace, and so he is right - the runway number painters will be called out quite frequently. The variation is currently changing by half a degree per year!

So as TCF said, Open House.

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Old 8th Mar 2009, 20:04
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Somewhere a bit warmer!


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Ah, the lovely Britannia!

Naples.
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 21:11
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Decimomannu, Sardinia
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 21:27
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D120A and Tempsford, I can see your logic, but it is not in Italy.
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 21:32
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Is it in Malaysia?
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 21:38
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Afraid not, wrong hemisphere.
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Marville, France?
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Afraid not. Forget Europe and think islands.
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Hickam AFB
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Old 8th Mar 2009, 22:53
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Well done, it is Hickham. Your turn.
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I was luck enough to go there last year on one of the queens 4 engined trucks. However thats digressing. I have no photos to post yet so its open house.
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