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Old 8th Feb 2013, 13:49
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Cairnbulg, also known as Inverallochy?

OH if correct.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 13:57
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Also known as Fraserburgh during WW2. Well done! Open House has been declared.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 14:06
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With all the clues I would have expected that to go more quickly.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 15:09
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Gorra nuvver one C16 ?
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 16:47
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Here's one:

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:00
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Hello Db.

Bet you're glad to be out of Saudi! Have you been back long?

Challenge - looks European again or maybe Scandinavia or some such.

Very distinctive runway layout.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:12
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Forgive me LM but I think you might be mistaking me for someone else as I've not been out of Lancashire for a while.

I will concede European or maybe Scandinavia or some such.

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:15
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Well that's two Duckbutts then.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:23
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Can't find the name, but this looks like it.

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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:27
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Ahhhh....Bunge.
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Old 8th Feb 2013, 17:28
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Bunge it is. Back to you.
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Where is Bunge? I'm too lazy to "google", just like you're too lazy to identify what state, province or country Bunge is located.
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Bunge airfield is a privately-owned airfield situated just south of Fårösund on the northern part of the Swedish island of Gotland.

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Old 9th Feb 2013, 08:21
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Sorry, you're quite right. To expand Ascoteer's somewhat sparse summary:

Full address for ESVB: Bunge Flygfält,620 35 Fårösund,Sweden
Coordinates: north 575009, east 0190201.
The area is characterized by the three crossing runways. The runway surface is made of concrete and asphalt. There is no runway lighting or other approach or navigational aids on the airfield.
Runway headings: 030°/210°, 090°/270°, 160°/340°. Runway 03/21 is not in use due to poor runway condition.
Runway length 675 m, width 30 m
Apron in front of hangar: 100 × 40
Tower freq: 123.400
Airfield manager: Gert Martinsonn,
tel +46 498 22 11 12 (mob +46 702 15 30 00)

Current Metar: ESVB 090750Z 06003KT 9999 SCT035 M02/M02 Q1011 R03/79//35
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Old 9th Feb 2013, 12:35
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Good afternoon/morning/evening gentlemen.

I'm afraid I'm busy so this will have to be OH.
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Old 10th Feb 2013, 14:46
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Is that "Hangar 2" at NAS Miramar - the "Fightertown USA" thing ? Now MCAS, I believe ? LFH
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Old 10th Feb 2013, 18:05
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LFH,

As they say in the US, "Close but no cigar"
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San Diego Naval Air Station, California ?
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bri,

That's it - North Island. The caption to the photo says
Concrete Landplane Hangars, San Diego Naval Air Station. Exterior arches reduced the amount of concrete required in the roof shell.
HyperWar: Building the Navy's Bases in World War II [Chapter 10]

I was amazed to discover when checking Miramar on GE to see if the same hangars were present there, that at least in the US, buildings are now in 3D. Here are the North Island hangars today:



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