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Old 9th Feb 2012, 06:31
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Keevil perhaps.
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Old 9th Feb 2012, 06:44
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Not perhaps, definitely. Moonrakers RAFGSA camp 1963, sleeping and cooking in the old control tower.

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Definately Keevil. I go there every week and the tower still stands. Left to right OLY 419 RAFGSA 86, Grunau Baby, OLY 2B RAFGSA 253 and T.21 either RAFGSA 236 or 282.

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Strictly speaking, Al, the 419 is GSA 249 (I think, I'll have a look when I get home), but BGA Comp no. 86. One in which I spent several happy hours. I last saw it on top of the Mynd, still in the trailer we built at Yatesbury in 1964. The Oly 2 is comp. no. 134, in which I flew my first competition, and adopted the competition number when I became a private owner.
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You are correct Comp No 86 was indeed RAFGSA 249, I was just being lazy! Oly 2 Comp No 134 is RAFGSA 253.

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My apologies for being late... Open House
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We have plenty of images of aerodromes from the air and terminals from the outside. Here is an image from inside a terminal ... with at least a taxiway and part of a runway visible. This aerodrome has been used once before. It should be easy.

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Old 10th Feb 2012, 06:19
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KSJC me thinks
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Correct country, wrong side. This a much-larger terminal.

Edited to add: This airport has more runways, and many more gates and passengers than KSJC.

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I want to say Chicago. I've certainly been there but then again, I've been to quite a few in USA
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Nowhere near as large as KORD. Try farther east.

Edited to add: This aerodrome has very little international traffic, which uses a nearby airport. The two airports have about the same number of passengers per year.

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Baltimore. If I'm wrong, I'll sulk.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 13:09
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Very good, Cows. This is a small portion of the Southwest Airlines area of KBWI, Baltimore/Washington. WN (including Airtran) has over 25 gates at the airport and over 50% of the passengers. Together they have about 214 departures per day.
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Thanks, I knew I would get there. In hindsight it was unlikely to be Chicago as I don't think Southwest have a hub there.

Anyway, lacking any originality, Open House.
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Southwest does not have a "hub" anywhere. They call them "focus" cities. Just the name is different. Chicago Midway is one of Southwests major "focus" cities. Baltimore is another. Many flights in the east stop at Baltimore on their way to an ultimate destination.

I have traveled KBWI to and from Hollywood / Ft Lauderdale in the past year. WN272 which I used returning KFLL to KBWI a couple of weeks ago routes:

KFLL-KBWI
KBWI-KSTL
KSTL-KTPA

Ft Lauderdale to Tampa via Baltimore and St Louis. The "focus" at KBWI is great for me since I live near BWI and I can get non-stops to 30 or 40 cities on WN.

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Updated list of Which Aerodrome 09/Feb/2012

The Which Aerodrome List has been updated up to and including 09 Feb 2012.
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This airfield has been done before but I liked the nostalgia of the photo... an easy one!

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Boscombe Down? OH if correct.

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Yeovilton?
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Blanket Stacker has it... Open House
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