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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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Old 29th Mar 2020, 11:38
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Thank you nvubu.

I am monitoring two other threads at the moment so OH.
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Old 29th Mar 2020, 22:29
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I've been here, but not flown from this location:



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Old 30th Mar 2020, 00:52
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The float base at Vancouver?

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Old 30th Mar 2020, 02:54
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Not British Columbia.
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 07:38
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I've been here I think - we spent a night there about 30 years back - is it Los Angeles in Washington State? I think it or the port area featured in Hunt for Red October??

You can just see the "Coast Guard" label on the hangar - and I detected a weasel factor in "not in British Columbia....."
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 17:26
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is it Los Angeles in Washington State?
5/10 but close enough. It's the US Coast Guard station on Ediz Hook spit at Port Angeles. It was the first permanent US CG Air Station on the West Coast, established in 1935. The hangar and the admin building are still there.





I drove out to have a look while waiting to catch the Coho ferry to Victoria last August. Nice views from the spit, but you can't see much of the base from the gate!

and I detected a weasel factor in "not in British Columbia....."
I was tempted to say "Not on the West Coast" if asked!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coast_...n_Port_Angeles

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PS The amphibian in front of the hangar looks like a Douglas Dolphin. What's the biplane flying overhead?
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 18:17
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
PS The amphibian in front of the hangar looks like a Douglas Dolphin. What's the biplane flying overhead?
NAF PN-7???
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Old 30th Mar 2020, 18:41
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Slb, I think you are right. I had never heard of the PN flying boats, but it looked awfully familiar, which I now put down to having found out that the PN series were a development of the Felixstowe flying boats.


For Asturias:
The transfer of Ryan from helicopter to submarine was filmed in the area of the Juan de Fuca Strait and Puget Sound at Port Angeles, Washington State. The area is supposedly renowned for its mists and rain but, wouldn't you know it?, production was held up by day after day of bright sunshine.

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Old 31st Mar 2020, 07:40
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The reason it stuck in my memory was that we stayed at a very upmarket "B&B" in a large converted house there - all was fine until the breakfast when the guests discovered that the 2 lady owners had been at the sauce overnight and were still drunk as lords..... it was a very Faulty Towers meal.................

Let us try this one




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Old 31st Mar 2020, 18:39
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Hmmm. an interesting one. Airbridges but a distinct lack of traffic. The landscape looks Australia-ish.
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Old 31st Mar 2020, 21:45
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The altimeter is showing 100'. Is this an airfield near sea-level or is it in a country that still uses QFE?
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 01:58
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Reminiscent of so many Australian Airports; could almost be Perth some 30-40 years ago?
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 08:17
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The altimeter is showing 100'. Is this an airfield near sea-level or is it in a country that still uses QFE?
I42 - I honestly don't know but it isn't near the sea................ airport is over 250 m AMSL they do a fair bit of helicopter training there
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Old 1st Apr 2020, 08:21
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
Reminiscent of so many Australian Airports; could almost be Perth some 30-40 years ago?

Definitely NOT in Australia John - but agree as to the look of the place. Quite busy and "international" in the name but I think there are only internal flights operating normally. It was opned post 2000

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Spain or Italy?
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neither................ quite a large town/city but not very famous....


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Santiago di Compostela?
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Old 2nd Apr 2020, 16:05
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You know I did that one last month............

I guess one airport waiting area IS pretty much the same as the next - but this is a longer walk than SCQ should you wish to visit - a lot longer walk.........


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Mazatlán International Airport ?
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