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Old 27th May 2013, 00:46
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Lake Hood seaplane base
Well done mate. Your control.
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Old 27th May 2013, 10:56
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Even though it is a holiday, I'm off to work. Don't think it's fair to make everyone wait 8 hours so...open house. If there is no posting by later today, I'll get something in.

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I'll chuck this in as open house:

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French,Naval..?
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Neither I'm afraid
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Bandirma, Turkey.

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Spot on
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It looks like open house - so try this - LFH

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Old 30th May 2013, 09:44
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Craw Field, Port Lyautey, French Morocco

Yet another GI ---
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Well bless my soul Qfay. I had tested it against GI and came up nil, but not wishing to doubt your claim, I looked again. Discovered after a while that there are more ways than 1 of skinning a google image. Learn something new every day !

Craw Field, Port Lyautey, French Morocco (Africa ) it is -
1944 - Blimpron-14 at Anchor.

First traverse of the Alantic by blimp in mid 44. They imposed a magnetic U-boat barrier across the entrance to the Med. MAD detection at 75 to 100 feet - PBYs by day, Blimps by night.

I think the dispersal and blimps are just visible in WAD Mark 1 page 173 post 3450, though its been built over since then.

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...drome-173.html

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Old 30th May 2013, 18:57
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Sorry - off to Lincolnshire for an Aden re-union. Open House chaps.
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I honestly don't expect this to last long...

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Old 30th May 2013, 22:12
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Sorry mate, couldn't resist this one purely based on the aircraft which I thought was a Bellanca 14-23 Cruisair. Played with the words "hanging" and "suspended" and came up with Charlotte Airport?

But apparently it's a Bellanca 14-9L Junior Cruisair...

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Old 30th May 2013, 23:14
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AKA the "Cardboard Connie" - LFH
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Old 31st May 2013, 01:24
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Bet it's heavier than cardboard!
I wonder if that would be an OH&S issue, hanging above the public like that?

(Who was that guy (a King?) who was invited to tea and at the end of the meal told to look up and there was sword above him, held in place by a single strand of hair? Well, I think that was the story...)

Looking again, one is painted yellow, the other white and the steel ceiling beams appear different?
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Correct! Charlotte - Douglas International Airport.

The Bellanca 14-9L is owned by the Carolinas Aviation Museum and hangs in terminal D. It was flown by State Airline - established in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1945/6. The existance of State Airline delayed the initiation of airline service by Piedmont Airlines by at least one year. Piedmont eventually merged with U.S. Air to become USAirways - now American.

The challenge foes to Noyade.

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Thanks mate. It was the Bellanca that helped.
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It's getting harder and harder to defeat GI mate. Here goes...


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Old 31st May 2013, 15:45
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Wild but educated guess, Walker AFB, Roswell, New Mexico?

From the row of hangars, looks familiar.
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Very early C-130 Hercules. I'd guess Yokota AFB, Japan.
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Old 31st May 2013, 21:43
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Poor image, so I'll risk a 1000 pixels...



It's dated 28th October 1967 and we're in the State of California. I couldn't see it in Mel's list, but sometimes name changes occur. I'll check with Wiki later.
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