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Old 14th Mar 2009, 04:50
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a Vespa motor scooter?
No, that's a Lambretta LC (early fifties). Disclaimer: I'm more of a Rocker than a Mod ( I used to ride a Triumph Thunderbird), but where I live, I'm surrounded by restored scooters, so my spotting skills have improved.

brakedwell, when was the Lajes photo taken? I'm intrigued by the (rescue?) B-17.
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 08:18
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India Four Two - it was taken in December 1957. The Rescue B17 belongs to the Portugese Air Force
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 09:03
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Where are we?

Is it open house? Or?
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 09:34
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Waiting for TCF to post, I think - ?
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 17:47
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Sorry guys and gals... I got called away. Open house.

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Old 14th Mar 2009, 19:31
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Here we go . .

My first aerodrome photo post! I have some that are just too damned obscure, and some that are instantly recognisable by anyone who's ever flown in. Here's one that's in between . . .


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Old 14th Mar 2009, 21:45
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Wild guess - Maui in the Hawaians?
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Old 14th Mar 2009, 21:48
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FW

Keep going a lot further west . . .
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 11:41
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Another view

Here's another photo of the same airport. This view may make it easier for google earth detectives. We took off eastbound are now climbing out downwind . . .

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Old 15th Mar 2009, 12:34
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Is this Japan ?
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 13:18
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Dili East Timor?

PS. I think the 3 large pads are the giveaway if so...only place I've ever seen like that
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Old 15th Mar 2009, 17:18
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Dili it is!

Good job BR!

You're right about those pads. I thought about "photoshopping" them out of the pic -- but those who've flown in would recognise Dili anyway -- mostly thanks to the Comoro RIver flowing down from the mountains. The photo below shows the lovely private beach on the airport property. In the background are a bunch of MI-8's and a Dash-7, sitting on those very pads. When the security situation wasn't too volatile, it was a great spot to spend an afternoon with a few coolers and hammocks . . .

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Old 17th Mar 2009, 23:55
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Boss

Are you going to post a challenge or declare open house?

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 00:10
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While waiting for "Boss", here is an easy challenge.
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Washington Dulles?

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 00:33
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Sure enough Cap'n Airclues. It's Washington Dulles. I'm surprised I didn't find it on the list.


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Old 18th Mar 2009, 00:50
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Open House
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 02:37
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OK. Here's another which I think should be a little harder that Dulles.

SORRY, evansb used this field in a challenge not long ago, even the same photo.

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Here we go again!

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 08:54
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RAF Khormaksar?
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