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Old 9th May 2012, 11:47
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Well, all the clues seem to point to Van Nuys but it doesn't look like Van Nuys.
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Old 9th May 2012, 12:14
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Oly is correct - it ISN'T Van Nuys, but it is a general aviation field. Want some more clues ? LFH
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Old 9th May 2012, 17:44
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Whiteman Airport?
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Old 9th May 2012, 18:27
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Not Whiteman, Hippo. It's way west of Whiteman too.

This place has two paved runways and the view is looking east, on the main. They claim it's home to about 1000 GA aircraft and has in excess of >500 movements a day, but that's several years old. I will post another view in an hour or so when I can sort the technology. LFH
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A murky view of the field in the opposite direction - looking west.


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Old 9th May 2012, 21:47
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Is it not in the USA?
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It certainly is in the USA, Hippo. That's the FAA tower half way down on the left side of Runway 7. (In the first photo - white tower standing above the reddish colored building.) You gotta look further than CA. Final clues in the am ? LFH
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Merrill Field, Anchorage, Alaska.

Open House if correct!

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You got it C2j. Merrill Field, downtown Anchorage, AK.

30 degrees west of Burbank. Where the folks "look down on the other four dozen."

Open House. LFH
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Old 10th May 2012, 10:47
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Good one LFH ... Here's one I prepared earlier (whe I though I was right with Whiteman )


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Old 10th May 2012, 12:28
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Hanna Reitsch at the Accra Gliding Club, Afienya airfield,Accra,Ghana.
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Old 10th May 2012, 15:23
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Absolutely spot on - Your turn.
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Old 10th May 2012, 16:07
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Thank you,nvubu.
The next easy challenge;
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Old 10th May 2012, 16:20
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If it's Burma, maybe they're just about to get buried.
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India perhaps ?
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Descol.
Not India, but quite warm in one respect, though not climatically!

Jenkins.
Not Israel,neither is it Kai Tak.

Well reasoned guesses though.
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Old 10th May 2012, 18:39
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Somewhere in Japan?

Possibly Iwakuni?

Scrub Iwakuni, I'll go for Miho.

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Possibly 32 or 208 Sdn,possibly in Cyprus ,or Palestine ,1947-8...?
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Correct.
R.I.A.F. at Miho,Japan.
YHC
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Thank you, this is the next challenge...

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