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Which Aerodrome Mk III

Old 28th Dec 2017, 06:25
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Another four-engined transport, nowhere near Okinawa.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 07:04
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Hmmm...
RAF Hastings in some distant outpost of the British Empire.
Malaysian peninsula perhaps?
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 08:59
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Doubt it - looks like snow on the ground......
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 09:06
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I think it 's British Columbia - maybe Peace River/Fort St John????
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 11:41
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Described as being the best three-engined aeroplane ever built!
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 11:47
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I have a feeling it was used for testing heavy aircraft at one point - might be wrong.......
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 16:52
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Fort St. John, BC.

The photo is dated 1948, which is the year the Hastings went into service, so maybe this one was in Canada for cold weather trials.

Harry has the con.
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 16:56
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I came across it when I was checking out your Edmonton Namao challenge so it looked awfully familiar....

Somewhere warmer this time

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Old 28th Dec 2017, 18:03
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Alicante ?
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 18:09
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No - but near the Med
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Old 28th Dec 2017, 20:59
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Hmmmm... what do you classify as the Med

Looking on both Google & Bing Maps - I can see that the "Med" how I thought of it is actually made up of a number of seas - of which the Mediterranean Sea is but one part - the biggest part.
  • Alboran Sea
  • Balearic Sea
  • Sea of Sardinia
  • Ligurian Sea
  • Tyrrhenian Sea
  • Ionian Sea
  • Adriatic Sea
  • Aegean Sea
  • Thracian Sea
  • Sea of Crete
  • Mediterranean Sea
So do you mean the "Med" as a whole?
Or just the "Med" part of the "Med"?

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Old 29th Dec 2017, 00:54
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The large stand number (if that's what's on the notice) and the lack of nose-in parking makes me think it's a low-cost terminal at a large airport. Could it be Marseilles? I seem to remember that they built a terminal for Ryanair and maybe other loco carriers a few years ago and there was a load of controversy when Ryanair pulled out shortly afterwards.
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 08:51
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Nvubu - the "Med" so you don't get it in 10 minutes!!

Jensdad is on the right lines - large airport but really only a LOCO destination - not Marseille

Also military use
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 08:58
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How about Pisa?
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 09:00
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Right country - but I think we've had Pisa twice al;ready in 2017...... as you can see - definitely LOCO


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Old 29th Dec 2017, 09:06
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Cagliari then?
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 09:38
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Still in the correct country but not Sardinia................

I must admit if I hadn't been there it would have passed me by but it's a lot bigger than I expected
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 10:31
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Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi (IATA: TPS, ICAO: LICT) on Sicily
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Old 29th Dec 2017, 13:33
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Correct!! Over to golfbj

Big place at the extreme west end of Sicily - lots of military activity - Typhoons and AW 139's based there and regular NATO AWACS visitors

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Old 29th Dec 2017, 18:05
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HH - That doesn't look like Trapani
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