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Old 11th Apr 2009, 21:59
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It must be Heaven! Planes & boats so close together!

I'd be tempted to say it's on the Friesian Islands, but I don't recognize it from my trips there.
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Old 11th Apr 2009, 22:17
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lots further south and nowhere near the sea.............
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Old 12th Apr 2009, 00:10
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Lachen, Switzerland Eastern end of lake Zurich.
Recognised it immediately. Took me a couple of hours to remember where it was.
Brilliant place in the summer but b cold in winter.
Quite amazing how big the swiss navy is now.

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Old 12th Apr 2009, 05:50
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Quite correct, Lachen it is. On the West bank of the Zurich See.
Well done.
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Old 12th Apr 2009, 06:00
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Staying nautical, would you like to try this one?
It has a three and four letter code.....



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Old 12th Apr 2009, 12:27
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Ah, glassy water landings - the anticipation of the floats touching the water. You're always higher than you think!

How about Lake Hood (PALH/LHD)?
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Old 12th Apr 2009, 12:54
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Just perfect.
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Old 12th Apr 2009, 15:52
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Thanks OF.

I knew there were a lot of float planes in Alaska, but I was amazed by these statistics in Wikipedia:

For 12-month period ending August 1, 2005, the seaplane base had 69,400 aircraft operations, an average of 190 per day: 88% general aviation, 12% air taxi and <1% military. There are 781 aircraft based at this seaplane base: 97% single engine and 3% multi-engine.
Now for the next airfield, nothing nautical about this one:

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Old 12th Apr 2009, 18:24
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Done before in November, 2008. Same photograph.

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Old 13th Apr 2009, 00:19
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Hi Brian,

Yes, I had just discovered that myself. I thought it looked familiar!

Open House.
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 12:11
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Looks like it but a LONG way away . . .
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 12:22
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The cars, trucks, minivans and motorhomes look very American, so the question is "Where in the US is there a pink Jaguar?"
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 12:37
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Good dectective work India. And a very good question, if slightly re-worded . . .
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Ah, yes. Thanks for the hint, grizzled.

Now that I've taken off my pink-tinted glasses, I see I should have said "Where in the US is there a pink F-5?"

And it was only yesterday, that I was looking at two of them!

Edited to add: F5s that is, not pink ones. The ones I was looking at were in a three-tone scheme of brown, green and corrosion.

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Old 13th Apr 2009, 13:38
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NAS Fallon?
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 14:07
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SHN, too many trees and too much grass for Nevada I think. My guess is further north, possibly eastern Washington or Idaho.
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 14:24
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SHN - does look like a gatheirng at NAS Fallon, but I42 is correct that it's a tad further north.

Figuring out why the F5 is painted that way will lead you to its role and where it's based. But not to where it was parked on that day . . .
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 14:56
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (CYXX). Here is an earlier photo from RCAF Abbotsford, looking ESE.
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