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Old 13th Jun 2018, 14:21
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…….personally I prefer to use the clues provided by the picture......
So what's wrong with "United Airlines DC-8" as a search ?
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 14:27
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I dont use Google Image search but these days its hard to avoid Google totally

I can't see Dook's image of "Boston-Logan" so can't comment

but it isn't Boston............................ right country
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 14:38
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The spiel which goes with the photo is "United Airlines Douglas approaching the gate at Boston-Logan, December (Photo: Bob Coolidge)".

On the site he says "
DC-8 N8028U taxis at Boston in December 1973."

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Old 13th Jun 2018, 16:30
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
So what's wrong with "United Airlines DC-8" as a search ?
Hi Dook,
as mentioned, personally I would have used the information in the picture, as well as my background knowledge, e.g. just across the water from Fornebu there were some nice houses like those in the picture. Providing the picture's on the net, someone without any aviation knowledge can google 'United DC8' (admittedly, they'd need to be able to recognise a DC8) and find the image.
As LHRH points out, google is fairly ubiquitous so maybe I'm being a bit of a Luddite here. It was a suggestion. No offence was intended, apologies if any was taken...
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Old 13th Jun 2018, 16:52
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None was taken.

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However, I do feel that all available resources may be used to try to find an answer.

I shall now be a spectator only on the thread.

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Old 14th Jun 2018, 07:43
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No no no..... we can't set a thread into one mode - we'd all be sending in contributions on vellum by runner if we believed that

We live in the modern world and we have to accept the goods with the bads - change will come whether we like it or not

The challenge for posters now is to find pictures that AREN'T already on the web - or are extremely obscure on Page 234 of the search - ones from personal collections or old books are probably the best

We could compromise - the OP could indicate if they are happy to have open search or restricted so no google image search for example... I am happy for people to use whatever they can on the latest picture for a start


Dook - please reconsider
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 16:43
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I'm truly sorry to hear that, dook. Apologies if I came across as being critical or picky. It is of course your choice, but personally I wouldn't let a pernickety little so-and-so like me to dissuade me from taking part.
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 16:51
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Back to the challenge there is a good clue if you look at the background carefully...................
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 17:35
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The clues you refer to, are they derelict slipways?
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 19:40
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There does appear to be a watery element in the background..

I think that's a leve behind the runway.... but not Schipol......
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 19:44
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Portland Airport ,Oregon?
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Old 14th Jun 2018, 22:40
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There was a contributor to this thread a few years ago who was answering correctly by plugging the challenge images into Image Search. I think that is pointless.

However searching for for a particular aircraft thatís in the image is fair game in my opinion.
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Old 15th Jun 2018, 13:23
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Originally Posted by SMOKEON View Post
Portland Airport ,Oregon?
Yes indeed - close to the intersection of 10L (in the background) and 21 I think... it's 1973 I believe - the opposite river bank is much more developed these days

India42' guess of New England had me sweating but of course there are TWO Portland's in the USA that take jet airliners.........................

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Old 15th Jun 2018, 13:53
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Thank you,H.H.
The Kaiser and Zidell shipyards were across the Columbia river from Portland airport, hence my question about the derelict slipways in your photograph.
No Google images were hurt in finding the answer to your challenge.
I am with dook on this silly matter.
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 11:23
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 15:52
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Looks rather like the Luton of several decades ago - but would LH have been there?
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Old 18th Jun 2018, 16:38
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Certainly NOT Luton................... quite a long away from there

PS - actually there may be a reason it look lie Luton now I think about it..............................

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Old 20th Jun 2018, 00:28
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Are they tropical looking trees visible under the wing? And a tall building? I'm going to kick things off with a shot at Miami (haven't a clue why it might look like Luton though...).
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 08:34
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Certainly more tropical than Luton .... not N America though......................

Possibly the design teams (if there were such things when the airports were built) had links?
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Old 20th Jun 2018, 10:41
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Africa? Somewhere on the Hunting route?
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