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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.
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Old 27th Nov 2015, 13:55
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I'm absolutely certain it's Friars Bay and the Great Orme. I took the pictures the last time I drove to Anglesey

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Old 27th Nov 2015, 14:07
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I agree that it is Great Orme, but with Puffin Island in the view it can't be from Beaumaris I don't think. Any chance they are from separate locations?

This is the best google street view I can get from Moelfre - it still needs to a bit further north, from somewhere near the lifeboat station I think.

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Old 27th Nov 2015, 18:02
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Both Pictures taken from 53.16.33.30N 4.05.07.95W
Puffin island is out of sight beyond the coast line to the left of frame.
I know where I was, I taught map reading and navigation for 40 years.

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Old 29th Nov 2015, 11:34
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Perhaps we are seeing different images, but in the picture I am seeing at post#5433, Puffin Island is clearly in sight, just right of centre.



The exif data shows that the 2 images were taken just over 2 hours apart if that is any help.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:34
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BN,

I agree. I think it is Moelfre beach at low-tide and the rock on the right is part of the very prominent ledge visible on the GE image.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 14:40
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I42,

The picture I posted at #5442 is Moelfre beach, which is the closest I could get from google street view. But if you look at the high ground beyond, I think the original viewpoint is even further left. I'm wondering if the 'rock' to the right is on or around the lifeboat slipway?

Not sure if there is any significance in the 2 buoys out in the water?
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 15:37
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BN,

I had thought about the lifeboat slipway too, but it didn't look right. Also there is no "beach" there.

However, while looking at GE again, I've found the location. It's the bay just north of the lifeboat station. The rocks in the left of the picture are part of Ynys Moelfre island. See the spherical panorama taken at Moelfre Cottages.
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Old 29th Nov 2015, 16:21
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Well done - I was only using google maps - i see it now on GE, thanks.
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Old 23rd Dec 2015, 21:16
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A new tricky one from NW France...

Hello everyone!

Longtime no see (for various reasons..)!

I see the forum is not what it used to be...and yet there are still some airfields to discover! Here is one:



This one is interesting in many ways, especially because this is probably the last place in Europe where one can see two types of german fighter hangars in their original state (unfortunately decaying fast).

There is also a workshop hangar which is now almost unique (only one other one on Creil AB) - and still camouflaged on the photo above.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 03:11
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asw22,

I think your picture belongs in a new thread - "Where's the Aerodrome?"

Merry Christmas to all in PPRuNe land.
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 09:05
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Hello India! You know, I believe we have been in the same thread for the last 273 pages...the guess proposals (10 of them) I already made where all in this same thread.

I apologize in advance if I stole an open round...I had the feeling there was none open!

Merry Christmas to everyone!


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EDIT 12/24: I did not spot the joke until now...Shame on me and my apologies to India...

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Old 24th Dec 2015, 19:26
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I42 - it's a bit like an ink blot test, isn't it?

asw22 - somewhere in France?
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Old 24th Dec 2015, 22:26
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It is indeed an aerodrome in North Western France...Here are the two fighter hangars and the workshop hangar:







On the last one the shack in front of the doors is an after-war addition (this is now a potatoes hangar!).

You may have a hard time finding it on the airfield photo (and yet it is there!). It was then resembling closely to something like that:



This specific hangar was located at the (quite close) airfield of Brias I have already offered to your cleverness with this same photo as an help...However this sentence will be my first clue!
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 07:19
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Long time no posting for me as well.


The aerial photo is of Monchy-Breton

Here's the large hanger. 5023'42.37" N 225'55.43" E

This looks like different hanger from your image: 5023'48.94" N 226'28.45" E
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 15:09
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Woha I am impressed!

This is supposed to be quite obscure!

How did you find (via Tineye, maybe?)?

The hangar in my first photo is here: 50.398553 2.447144

and there just close by for the second one: 50.398294 2.446683

The third one you have it right.

congratulations!

You have the helm...
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 20:04
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Pure luck. went to Brias on GE, road layout of Monchy-Breton looked right and it was.

Here is the only picture I've ever taken when landing - damn camera focussed on the windscreen, so makes it a bit harder.

I think it has been done before, but the airfield is no more, closed a week or so after this picture.



I have some shots with the airfield in the distance, bit too easy though.
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 20:13
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I'll hazard a guess at Panshangar.
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Old 25th Dec 2015, 20:42
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Well that didn't last long.


CGB has the floor.
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Old 26th Dec 2015, 08:36
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Why thank you. A clue - the yellow aircraft is a single engine turbine fire bomber.

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Old 26th Dec 2015, 09:30
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Could it be in France??
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