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Old 16th Apr 2009, 17:06
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It looks pretty flat,

Could it be Cold Lake, and a Maple Flag?
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Old 16th Apr 2009, 18:17
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And the winner is Background Noise

CFB Cold Lake, Alberta, otherwise known as The Cool Pool.

The Mig 29 was at Maple Flag 2000 and the F-16s and A-4s were at Maple Flag 2003. The "Scooters" have civilian registrations

Cold Lake AB Photos
Maple Flag 2003 - CFB Cold Lake (May 15-16)

It is interesting how so many people overlook the other NATO partner in North America

As for the dandelions, early European settlers brought them to the Prairies as a medicinal plant and Western Canada is now infested with them. Most towns and cities will fine you if you don't control them.

Over to you, BN.
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Old 16th Apr 2009, 18:24
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Ok, thanks, here's another one we've had before. Fairly easy I think but nonetheless an interesting picture and historic - and I am in it somewhere! Only other ones I have are current airfields.

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Old 16th Apr 2009, 18:35
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Is it RAF Gatow, Berlin?

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Old 16th Apr 2009, 19:09
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It is indeed - I think it was the last airshow and the first to accept fast jets post wall. Here's the larger version and a more up to date picture of what is now the Luftwaffe Museum. The domestic side of the station is still in use as a German barracks or kaserne. Over to Double Hydco.



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Old 17th Apr 2009, 10:28
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Thanks, it was the mix of RAF and soviet types in a German setting that did it!

Here's the next offering. Not a historic photo but an interesting place and not on the list......

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Old 17th Apr 2009, 20:29
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This is an interesting one DH. Are we in SE Asia?
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Old 17th Apr 2009, 22:13
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No not in SE Asia.
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Old 18th Apr 2009, 12:38
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Banjul, Yundum in The Gambia?
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Old 18th Apr 2009, 12:55
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Not Banjul either, although I can see where both suggestions so far are coming from.

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Old 20th Apr 2009, 09:27
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How about "The Other Side of the World"? South Pacific?
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Old 20th Apr 2009, 09:36
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Fiji ??

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Old 20th Apr 2009, 12:50
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Isn't that a Firstchoice 757 and if so wouldn't sth Pacific be too far afield?
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Old 20th Apr 2009, 16:47
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Sorry for the delay but I was working this morning.

India Four Two - now you are thinking in the right region...

Mr_G - see above, but not Fiji.

sidtheesexit - yes that is a FCA 757 on the apron.

By way of a clue, a neighboring island (in the same country) was on TEAL's Coral Route.

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Old 20th Apr 2009, 17:07
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a neighboring island (in the same country) was on TEAL's Coral Route.
Solents flying from Auckland - (7.30hrs) - Fiji - (3.45hrs) - Samoa - (5.00hrs) - Cook Islands - (4.05hrs) - Tahiti - a magical trip
Tasman Empire Airways Limited

The Cook Islands stop was at Aitutaki which is 140 nm north of Rarotonga, where the International airport is.

But as Sid said, what's a Firstchoice aircraft doing there?
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Old 20th Apr 2009, 18:40
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IFT is correct it's Rarotonga Intl and here's another shot of this beautiful place.

We were more than a little surprised to see a UK charter aircraft land in Raro. I believe it was on a luxury round the world charter, and spent just over 24 hours on the ground.

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Old 20th Apr 2009, 18:52
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Thanks DH. The Cook Islands are on my list, but I haven't made it there so far.

This airport is also on an island. The picture is early 60s.

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Old 20th Apr 2009, 21:09
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Air 2000 did a special round the world charter for about 40 pax. Price was in the region of $35,000 a head. Flight even had it's own cordon bleu chef on board. A chum of mine Dave Trusler was the senior capt. on the flight which lasted about 2 weeks.


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Old 21st Apr 2009, 05:54
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Columbo, Ceylon ?
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Old 21st Apr 2009, 06:47
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Brian,

Sorry, your guess was not serendipitous

The island is not that big!
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