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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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This should help you Max Tow. Just walk westwards along the South Coast - perhaps starting in Kent ? Should the soles of your boots become a little worn, try taking the train....



Dated 1917. Note the twin hangars not yet constructed. Also the Horse Trough between the Railway Station and the Hotel.

Photo credit: Maritime Archaeology Trust.

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Old 19th Feb 2021, 10:38
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Bembridge from your last picture
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Originally Posted by ea200
Bembridge from your last picture
Whot? Not East Anglia?
How deviously!
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Well done ! ea200 is correct. RNAS/RAF Bembridge it is. Closed in 1919. Hotel was The Royal Spithead Hotel demolished 1989. The 'Chippy' is part of a complex in Shanklin IOW . It was originally The Summer Theatre constructed from the Air Station Flight Shed and Hangars in 1921.


Now a Car Park.

What strikes me about the images is how much more cared for, and dare I say ordered, the old Bembridge looks. Here is a rather sad link with some nostalgic snaps - rather small I fear .....https://rshg.org.uk/graves/mr-goodwi...howard-barnes/

All yours ea200 !

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Thanks. I see the horse trough/drinking fountain is still there.
Very busy so OH I'm afraid.
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here's a one to try


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Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine
Truely depends on oneís imagination.
I just found a new challenge out of this clue.
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Originally Posted by Asturias56

Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine
Thanks for the clue! I guess we're considered in Oz to be "as far as you could imagine" so Walla Walla is indeed strange & Antipodean on the list of WW2 USAAF bases (having discarded "Venice" & "Lowcountry" airfields) in the U.S. (as the Cessna has a N reg)....
If correct, OH as late night here - I think SLB has a challenge ready?

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Originally Posted by Max Tow
Thanks for the clue! We're considered in Oz to be "as far as you could imagine" so Walla Walla is indeed strange on the list of WW2 USAAF Second Air Force bases in the U.S. (as the Cessna has a N reg)?
If correct, OH as late night here - I think SLB has a challenge ready?
Some further info if you are correct
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walla_...gional_Airport
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Sorry - had to wait for the 24 hr rule - I'm off out so I think its the 23 hr rule right now

MaxTow has a palpable hit.............. Walla Walla in Washington State . Only knew of it as I knew someone from thereabouts - thought he had a strange accent for an Australian at first!!





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Tks. OH as per yesterday's post.
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Yes I found one based on the last clue of Asturias:
Its a rather strangely named spot - if you knew it it would lead you wrong by about as far as you could ever imagine.

We are looking for the name of the encircled strip.
The other strip in the left upper corner is perhaps easier to find but I do not have a clue for that one.



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Are we in the USA Bear??/
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Are we in the USA Bear??/
Yes we are!
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And every immigrant named his place after his place of origin in the Old Country.

Is that a lake on the right?
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It is not Harlem
or any other Dutch town.

to the right is tidal water
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I did a lot of searching but could not locate any picture of an aircraft that has landed here but the strip is at least in existence since 1976 and has an FAA code. Must be a very quiet place, just like itís namesake as far away as you could imagine.
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can't find a suitable Hell, Heaven or Paradise. ..............

more clues please!
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You are looking in a too esoteric direction.
Distance to hell cannot be measured
Distance to heaven: It might be right at your doorstep.
At the namesake an actual landing and take-off did take place.

And to the right of this strip it are probably mangroves
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