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Old 5th Feb 2012, 21:12
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Takeshima Air Base, Eten Island, Truk Lagoon ?

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Thats the one evansb - you have control.

I thought there was something unsual in it's shape when I came across it, although it looks somewhat different today.

Here's a good shot of it in relation to the lagoon


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Old 6th Feb 2012, 01:19
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Thanks. That was an educational challenge for me. The best kind!
Here is a rather exotic looking place:

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Clue: French is the primary language.
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Polynesia?

The red flags (not coincident with the road [or gate] but in line with the runway C/L) indicate a flood (tide?); I also see a VOR (of the US type in the top RH of the photo).

{Edit} I had a look at Goggle Earth, and it appears not to be French Polynesia. Which is a pity, because I was reminiscing about the old Tintin book about Papeete Faaa. Oh well, when I'm old & rich, I'll go there. OK, when I get the rich bit as well!}
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Natashquan..Quebec

OH if correct
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Is it down under?


edit: I think you are right Gordy - and I was sure that this wasn't another Canadian airport
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Gordy is correct. As requested, it is OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 7th Feb 2012, 09:29
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Here's another:

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The passenger terminal:

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Old 8th Feb 2012, 11:09
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Beziers/Cap D'Agde?
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That's it Fitter2, you have it.
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In answer to the question not asked, I wasn't visiting the nudist beaches to recognise it, I was singing my way around the Langedoc with a chamber choir.

Now this might be interesting:
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Old 8th Feb 2012, 18:59
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Weston-on-the-Green? (also known as W.O.G.)
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Crikey, long enough ago for everything in that image to have changed...

Is the flat-topped thing an extant building?

I felt like chipping in by asking if it might be Shennington or Hus Bos..?

But in my heart, I think those trees are telling me something... Maybe Pocklington way? Somewhere within striking distance of the A1, perhaps? A voice is saying 'Northants'...
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Neither Weston on the Green nor in Northants (or Pocklington way). Not Shenington (although the relevant club expedition the year before was to Edgehill Airfield, now Shenington). Not Hus Bos either.

The old tower was still there last time I passed that way, but an inspection on Google Earth seems to show it has been knocked down now.
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The crescent moon is quite evident, as is an ascent Jupiter.

So using my astromical almanac and the declination of the horizon, it's Abingdon at 7:30 pm on 27th Ocober 1972.

Am I close?
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Could it be Colerne?
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Wild guess: Lasham.
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None of the above, although all are in easy cross-country range of the fleet shown (well, the T21 would need a rather good day, or a following wind).

The runways are are still present, and occasionally in use.

By the way, the astronomical assessment is 9 years out - 7th August 1963.
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