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Old 28th Oct 2012, 15:27
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That desert looks like the far west to me, but there are no Bakersvilles out that way!


Mark 1, did you mis-read oldpilot55's response as Bakersfield?

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Old 28th Oct 2012, 16:50
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I couldn't find a desert in North Carolina - apart from this one - which doesn't look like the desert in the photo.
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Old 28th Oct 2012, 17:00
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My first thought was that it is somewhere in NV.

Or CA, NM, AZ. But surely not NC!
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Old 28th Oct 2012, 18:41
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I reckon that I42 is correct, as there is a Conover south of Bakersfield in California, although co-incidentally, there is also a Conover South East of Bakersville in North Carolina

With this in mind, how about Flying S Ranch.
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Old 28th Oct 2012, 20:48
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The "Chicken Strip" at Saline National Park, Death Valley, California ?
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The Conover I was referring to is in California. The strip is very dry and dusty hence my wild guess.
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It looks pretty close..windsock in its little white circle. White rocks marking the strip.
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Old 29th Oct 2012, 00:09
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evansb has it. The "Chicken Strip" it is. Made for an entertaining landing in an RV-4!
Located in the Saline Valley in California between Owens Lake and Death Valley.
The strip is an alternative to a 4 hour off road drive to get to the hot springs.

Sorry for the delay. My WiFi was off line.

Oh, and I assumed you meant Conover near Frazier Park, CA (02CL)

Over to you!

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Old 29th Oct 2012, 03:38
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Thanks Mark! Great challenge! Here is the next mystery airport:
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Old 29th Oct 2012, 20:34
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Clue: The airport is a gateway to superb ocean fishing.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 02:27
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Very strange touch-down zone markings. Cuba?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 02:33
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Not Cuba, but Spanish speaking. Airport goes by two names.
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 10:18
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OK not Cuba but is it that general part of the world?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 16:43
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Generally yes. Latin America. The geographic name of the airport is misleading...
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 17:14
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How about Liberia Intl, Costa Rica?
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Old 30th Oct 2012, 20:11
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Duckbutt is correct. Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste, 317 km NW of San Jose, Coasta Rica. The airport is also known as Daniel Oduber International Airport. Named after former Costa Rican President Daniel Oduber Quiros, 1974-78.

Your turn.

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Old 30th Oct 2012, 20:25
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Thanks, took a bit of work with GE that one. Try this:

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Old 31st Oct 2012, 03:38
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Looks vaguely like a Jugoslav Air Force reception of a squadron of mothballed F-84's for Tito's new force. Could it be Zadar, perhaps?

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Old 31st Oct 2012, 07:23
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How about Italian, Brindisi perhaps?
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Old 31st Oct 2012, 09:29
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Brindisi seaplane base it is. As I understand it the cocooned F84's have just been unloaded from a US ship.

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