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Old 29th Mar 2009, 08:00
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On another thread there is a search for data and pics for the old Al Ain airport, and near neighbours.

Please pm me with any pics, that you might have, or if it featured on this thread.

I am too old to start from page 1.

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Old 29th Mar 2009, 08:06
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Looks reminiscent of RAF Marham.
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 11:46
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The proximity of the peri-track to the main road reminds me of Leeming; the main road being the old Great North Road before Leeming was bypassed. The shadows would bear this out if it was later on in the afternoon and we were looking north-ish.
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 11:59
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 14:17
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How about the Bucker factory at Rangsdorf?

Some of the types on the ground looked a little like Bestmann's and Jungmann's. Also, I'm not convinced that the traffic on the road isn't driving down the "wrong" side of the road.

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Old 29th Mar 2009, 16:42
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Sorry, not in Great Britain, nor in Germany.
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 17:56
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Brian,

Interesting looking aircraft, particularly the tricyle-gear, fourth from the right.

Is this France?
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 19:44
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LFLX Chateauroux Deols?
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Old 29th Mar 2009, 21:20
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It is in France, but it is not LFLX Chateauroux Deols. The aerodrome was home to a noted aircraft builder. My french is not that good, but one source indicates the aerodrome closed in late 1989, and the land is now used for a school, and light industry. Some houses were built on the edge of the field, and a road now disects the old aerodrome.

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Old 30th Mar 2009, 21:58
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I believe it would be Aerodrome de Guyancourt.

If correct, it is open house
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 23:06
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Grueber is correct. Well done Guyancourt was home to Caudron Aircraft, and served as Le Bourget Field in the mid-1950s filming of the movie The Spirit of St. Louis.
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Old 30th Mar 2009, 23:34
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Thanks evansb, it was a good challenge, difficult to find
The 1989 closure of the field was the key.

While still awake, I might as well post next challenge (PS I am not in tomorrow, so I might reply a little late on any answers):

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Old 31st Mar 2009, 08:36
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I'll take a stab at Maastricht.
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 18:38
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Sorry Flap40, not Maastricht, but you are not too far off.
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 18:56
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How about Aachen/Merzbruck (now EDKA)?
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 19:34
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Nope, sorry nacluv, not Aachen. In fact not that close to Maastricht and in another direction.

A clue: it was opened in 1936 and closed in 1991. Among other uses, it served as a airforce base.
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 20:12
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Ypenburg ?? - suggested by the military connection.
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Old 31st Mar 2009, 20:52
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One11, you're correct, nice one. Airport Ypenburg, known from the battle of Ypenburg on May 10, 1940. Till 1955 it was a commercial airport. Till 1968 it was an airforce base. After '68 it was mainly used by the Royal Family. Fokker had a subsidiary at Ypenburg.

In 1991 it was closed and today the location is used for housing.

Note that the English Wiki is different from the Dutch version, which might explain differences in years mentioned.

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Old 31st Mar 2009, 23:07
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Another waterside site but river not canal this time ....

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River Findhorn and Forres?
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