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  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
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  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 22:12
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For he night/early shift, this airfield is across the pond.
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Old 28th Aug 2019, 22:35
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He seems to have disappeared
Thanks, dook but I was not quick enough. Next time it goes open house I have another Greek one for you all. If I'm quick enough.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 09:31
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You will not need an OH if you identify another one correctly.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 13:38
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It's marked as disused; not USA so Canada? (or is that too far north?)
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 13:42
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In response to the USA question by Bear, I said it's across the pond at post #16501.

Europe, and it is indeed disused.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 13:53
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But you said 'across the pond' which to some of us means North America.
So you meant 'across the pond' from NA!
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 13:57
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Apologies.

Europe as stated and it was military.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 15:29
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This airfield is clearly visible on GE and a similar photograph on the web.

A friend who does not inhabit PPRuNe has found it.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 16:25
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Looks ex-Luftwaffe and with a cold war runway.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 16:50
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Not cold war.

Occupied by the Luftwaffe from 1940 to 1944, then liberated by the Americans who handed it back to the nation in 1945.

Ready for next question.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 17:23
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Looks like a fast jet base with that long stopway (the bit with chevrons) indicating it had arrestor barriers.
France?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 17:37
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There were fast jets there et oui pour France (et nord).
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 20:47
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The last aircraft left in 2011 and the base finally closed the next year.
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 21:48
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Dijon is North-ish France. Could it be there?
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 21:50
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Sorry, I meant Tours St Symphorien. In the unlikely event that Dijon's right I'll take it, though
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Old 29th Aug 2019, 21:52
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Good evening jensdad.

Dijon is closer. Go north with a bit of west about 150 miles.



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Old 29th Aug 2019, 22:37
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This bottle is better for you than the one above.


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Old 29th Aug 2019, 22:56
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Great clues there, dook.

Assuming statute miles, that would bring me to the neighbourhood of Reims-Champagne LFSR.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 00:45
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Pixilates on ZoomEarth as you get close but nice and clear on GE; just north of Reims near the village of Courcy.
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Old 30th Aug 2019, 11:07
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I had to give some solid clues since it had been up for some time - I don't know why.

I42 gets it with Reims-Champagne.

Over to Calgary.
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