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Old 13th Apr 2009, 15:13
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EvansB has it (as I thought he would if he were online). For the past 40 years or more Abbotsford has been home to Canada's largest airshow. (BTW: Abbotford is the answer to the trivia question: Where did the last Vulcan flying display take place outside the UK?"). The "pink" F5 is an aggressor aircraft.

As EB and others familiar with CYXX know, most photos of the airport instantly give away it's identity, thanks to the proximity of beautiful (and volcanic) Mt. Baker.

You have control EvansB!

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Old 13th Apr 2009, 16:03
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Thank you. I've visited Abbotsford several times. Here is the next challenge:
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 16:28
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Is it in Alaska?

Palmer Municipal?

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PS.....Douglas DC-6B, N999SQ?
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Old 13th Apr 2009, 17:54
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Captain Airclues is spot on Well done The DC-6A, registration C-GIBS, serial number 45531, is Conair's of Abbotsford, B.C. Palmer is known as the agricultural centre of Alaska. You have control.

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Old 13th Apr 2009, 19:47
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Thanks evansb.

OPEN HOUSE

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Old 13th Apr 2009, 21:47
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Grangemouth?
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Grangemouth it is, KeMac. Now under the petrochemical complex. Over to you....
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Thank you one11, I have to declare open house at the moment as I cannot get at my photos.
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Old 14th Apr 2009, 06:33
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Next airfield:

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Old 14th Apr 2009, 11:21
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A slight correction on Grangemouth. Although most of the airfield has been built on, the two hangars shown in the photo still stand and are visible on Google earth etc at 56 00 48N 003 42 22W or click here. Even stranger is that they now stand on Abbotsinch Road.
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A slight correction on Grangemouth. Although most of the airfield has been built on, the two hangars shown in the photo still stand and are visible on Google earth etc at 56 00 48N 003 42 22W or click here. Even stranger is that they now stand on Abbotsinch Road
Fascinating - thanks for that. The site must have been developed by a west coast company

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Old 15th Apr 2009, 16:15
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Time for some clues.

This Luftwaffe Mig-29G is not at its home base of Laage near Rostock.

The flowers are dandelions.
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Old 15th Apr 2009, 18:01
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Thinking out of the box, JENKINS. Well done.

A long way from home, but not South Dakota.
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Old 15th Apr 2009, 18:34
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A long shot I know, but how about FL instead - specifically Patrick AFB?
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Not Patrick either.
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Uden in The Netherlands ?
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Old 16th Apr 2009, 04:48
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Not Uden.

As JENKINS said:
A long way from home
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Old 16th Apr 2009, 13:25
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JENKINS,

Nice try but New Mexico is not the location of this Fulcrum's temporary base. I suspect Holloman would look a little more desert-like as well.

This airfield is a fighter base.

All will be revealed about the dandelions in due course.

Here's another view, perhaps taken from the red and white tower:


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Two bases come to mind. First is Miramar, but I don't remember the red and white tower and I used to operate there a lot in the past.

Second is NAS Fallon, a pure guess as it has been decades since I was there.

Could be Nellis, but not enough moutains in the background. However, that could be because of the direction the photos were taken.
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