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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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Old 4th Oct 2011, 07:45
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Thanks Spook.

Here's one that has been done before, but the picture is too spectacular not to post. Also the previous picture is AWOL so I don't know if it was the same one.

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Laos or Cambodia..?
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Old 4th Oct 2011, 16:55
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Yes (plus some more characters to add up to more than 10.)
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Luang Prabang..?
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Not Luang Prabang but right country.
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Long Cheng,or LS20A, HQ of Gen Vang Pao..
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Old 5th Oct 2011, 15:36
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Yes, LS20A, Long Cheng or Long Tieng. One of the secret "non-existent" Air America airstrips.

Land on 32, takeoff 14 only - the 14 approach had a significant obstruction! :





I had never heard of Long Tieng until I recently read Flying Through Midnight: by John T. Halliday, in which this airstrip figures prominently. An excellent book, thoroughly recommended.

Some very good photos of Long Tieng, NKP and operations in Laos here:
NKP's Air Operations in Laos Photo Gallery by Thailand Dog Handlers at pbase.com

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Thanks,but it`s Open House..
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Can't see this one on the list......


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Crissy Field,San Francisco,C.A.
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Correct! Photo number 3 would have been a bit of a giveaway!

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Thank you,Moondance.
The next challenge;
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I can't remember the exact name, but is it Great Island or something, in NZ?
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Nearly there,but name of airfield required for full marks.
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Claris Airfield, Great Barrier Island, New Zealand.

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Correct,
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Open house
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Heres one:



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Headcorn International
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Headcorn is correct!
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