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  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
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  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 00:32
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WPDL, Dili Timor Leste.

And open house.........
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Old 20th Mar 2015, 17:35
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correct Chimbu................

No volcanoes in Timor India Four Two - TBH not much there at all................
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Old 21st Mar 2015, 06:47
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No volcanoes in Timor
I know that Harry, I'm a geologist in my day job However, your picture showed what could be the flanks of a volcano.

What took you all over the archipelago? When I was in Jakarta, I never got further east than Bali.
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Old 22nd Mar 2015, 12:22
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Work mainly - assisting tendering for contracts in places where the chance of success is..... limited ...

unless you are willing to risk incarceration under several pieces of Aussie, US & UK legistlation (and don't even mention Singapore Law)

But someone has to make the trips...................... and volunteers are hard to come by - they think it's over the edge of the world (and Dilli is pretty damn close TBH)
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 03:08
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WPDL, Dili Timor Leste.

And open house.........
Well seeing as nobody else is biting, here is a curly one for you folks....





This aerodrome was used for regular tourist flights until a few years ago. It wasn't the main base for the company concerned, but the private strip of one of the company's two owners at the time. The main base was only a short distance away (as the crow flies), but a huge distance away by road (a long, long day's drive). Note the high-voltage power line crossing the runway about half-way along. As you have probably surmised, this is a one-way aerodrome. Takeoffs are always in the opposite direction to landings.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 04:42
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Are we on the "other" island, south of you?
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 05:15
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Are we on the "other" island, south of you?



Yes, somewhere on the island of Te Wai Pounamu.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 05:47
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West coast, Bro?
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 05:52
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West coast, Bro?

Aye....getting warm.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 08:32
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A few miles north of Franz? Mrs Sifty and I holidayed a couple of years ago in unzud and I'm sure there was a dead end strip advertising glacier flights that looked the same.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 12:50
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You're getting fairly warm, but you still haven't quite got it right.

It's quite a tough one if you aren't completely familiar with the area where the airstrip is. I'll give it another 24 hours or so and if nobody has named the airstrip, I'll post a further photograph with an aeroplane at the strip which will definitely give away who the operator is. But unless you've physically been there, you'll find it hard to name the exact spot.

But I will chuck in another bone now....here is a map showing the general area, although it is a fairly large-scale map.

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Old 1st Apr 2015, 21:48
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Franz Josef airstrip.

Chiarain.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 22:31
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Franz Josef airstrip.

Chiarain.
No, not Franz Josef airstrip.

But you are very warm.


Here is another map....this one a wee bit closer....

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Old 1st Apr 2015, 22:40
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I have driven much of Highway 6, but never flown in the area. Much fun in searching though, found lots of my sort of airstrip.
There are heaps of airstrips all through that part of NZ. However, most of them aren't used as much as they used to be, because helicopters have taken over most aerial tasks. Do you know that South Westland has the highest concentration of helicopters per capita in the world, and by a huge margin? Where folks in other areas drive around in motor vehicles, people in that part of the world use helicopters for everyday transport. Parking up next to the school at Hannah's Clearing (half-way between Haast and Jackson Bay) early in the morning on a school day is a revelation as helicopter after helicopter lands to drop the kids off at school, then at the end of the school day, the helicopters come back to pick up the kids. A lot of those people live days walk beyond the road end in the Cascade Valley, so a helicopter is the only means of practical transport.

Anyway, I'm heading off now, travelling over to Wellington, then crossing Cook Strait to Marlborough early this evening....heading for Classic Fighters 2015 airshow over the next three days. I'll be online from time to time though, so I'll keep an eye on this thread.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 22:42
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Docherty Creek Road airstrip.

Chiarain.
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Old 1st Apr 2015, 22:49
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Docherty Creek Road airstrip.

Chiarain.
Bingo! You got it.

When that photograph was taken, it was owned by the late Alex Millar (CEO and joint owner of Mount Cook Ski Planes). That's his house you can see next to the strip. He preferred to live on the West Coast on the other side of the Southern Alps from the main operating base of his company, and was also one of the pilots on the West Coast side of the Southern Alps.

Here is a photograph of one of the Cessna 185 Skiplanes on the airstrip....



And here is an even closer map....you can see the airstrip alongside Docherty Creek Road on the lefthand side of the map. A short distance away is the main Franz Josef Glacier aerodrome....

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Old 1st Apr 2015, 23:13
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I flew in ZK-CBS, a Cessna 185A from Franz Josef airstrip, alongside the Waiho Flat Road to the Tasman Glacier, beneath the Tasman Saddle Hut , on 13th February 1999. Upon arrival there was another Cessna 185 on the glacier, ZK-ELQ/27, which departed to Mount Cook.

Which Cessna 185 is in your photo at Docherty Road airstrip?

Chiarain.

I have no photos, do you have any more from that part of the world?

Open House.

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Old 2nd Apr 2015, 02:35
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KK,

Well done. When I saw your post, I had GE open and pretty much centred on Docherty Creek Road, but at the scale I was looking at, the name obscured the strip!

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I'm envious of you going to Classic Fighters. Enjoy the show. If you know or meet Brett (Vampire pilot) or John Emeny, say hello from Simon.
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 06:52
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Up to the top of the page so that Russell can post a challenge.
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Old 10th Oct 2015, 10:18
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I used to enjoy this thread but we seem to have run out of airfields!
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