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Old 31st Jan 2010, 21:06
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This reminds me of the other threads on PPRuNe where we have an endless debate about hand flying versus automatics.

Have we now reached the point that if it cannot still be found on Google Earth, then we are back to the knackered old sods like me who still have a memory!
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Old 31st Jan 2010, 21:49
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not Iraq but ....??

JW411.

This "aerodrome" as it was when this picture was taken is now an International Airport. The site dates back to 1736 when a naval base was built there. You can Google it on Earth if that floats your boat !!

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Old 31st Jan 2010, 22:28
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Bushehr, Iran?

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Old 31st Jan 2010, 22:31
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Bandar Abbas?
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 00:26
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I think Dave has it with Bushehr. Just in case it's not how sbout Rasht also on the Caspian Sea but probably not International.
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 08:25
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Dave.

Yes, well done, Bushehr, Iran.

Over to you,

Tacklebury.
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 08:55
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Until I get round to buying a slide scanner I have nothing to post so;

OPEN HOUSE

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 09:39
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Thanks Dave & Flight.

Here's one - the type may give it away.

Cheers,

Tom

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 09:43
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Bardufoss?

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 09:53
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Risalpur?

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 11:28
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DH, I think I must give it to you - even though I'm pretty sure the pix is actually taken at Værnes, where Saab Safari training for RNoAF took place before they moved it to Bardufoss ca. 2002-2003.

Not Risalpur, Mr. Ripley, but that's a very reasoned guess as well. But these are not MFI-17 Mushshaks as built under licence in Pakistan.

So DH, the con is yours.

Cheers,

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 12:22
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DH.

Wow !! that was quick.
In post #2266 Descol asked what was the quickest time to answer and be right.

Your 4 minutes must be one of the fastest.

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 14:13
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That hill is certainly Trondheim. See Photos: Aerospatiale AS-350BA Ecureuil Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 15:15
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Very observant, Flap40. Indeed, it is ENVA, Værnes, just outside Trondheim.

But, we'll give it to DH for the effort and close connection, eh?

Cheers all,

Tom
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 16:01
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Thanks Trolltuner, but since it wasn't quite where I said it was, I think it would only be fair to make it OPEN HOUSE.

Cheers, DH
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 16:30
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OK, here's another then. Sad event - if you recognize the seaplane, you may know where this was.

Cheers,

Tom

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 17:01
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Well, DNL wrote off all 3 of their first batch of Sandringhams but one flew into a mountain so this is either

Trondheim LN-IAW 2/10/48 19 fatalities or
Harstad LN-IAU 15/5/50 no fatalities

I ll go for Trondheim on the basis of the extent of the damage and the "sad event" comment.
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 18:51
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BAC has it! (Why do I call one11 that??). Landing accident in the harbour at Trondheim-Hommelvik in 1948. Of 45, 19 perished - Bertram Russell was amongst the survivors.

OK, one11 has the con !

Cheers,

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Old 1st Feb 2010, 19:01
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Thanks Tom - As i will not be able to be online much this week, i declare open house....................Doug
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Old 1st Feb 2010, 19:24
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Ok, open house so another from me.

C.

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