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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 19:50
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P-53 tail nr lead to
Packard-Lèpere L USA C.II
then Wikipedia lists this photo as McCook Ohio.
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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 20:47
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That's it. Seems to have been a very boring, and short-lived, airfield.

All yours Bear.
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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 21:24
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Thanks,


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Old 22nd Apr 2020, 23:51
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Goedemorgen SLB! The sports facilities suggest that this is a military airfield. My gut feeling is that it is on the east side of the Atlantic?
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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 04:34
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Well it is apparently a gliding airfield, not so many military ones of those around east of the Atlantic, it could be that the Sports facilities are an adjacent property and nothing to do with the airfield whatsover, looks like both clay and a grass tennis courts, what is that next door, what sport would be played on such a prim and proper grass, maybe bowls, and what is that behind the tennis courts, could that be a 400m sports circuit? ... It actually looks like a banked cycling circuit.

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Old 23rd Apr 2020, 10:10
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I had to look into some of the questions
indeed East of Atlantic
indeed military premises to the north of the airfield but no longer related to airfield
Not a Bowls court.
No 400m track or banked cycling bowl either.
Not purely glider field.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 09:52
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I understand a further clue might be required.
Although The military complex is not related to the Air Force it did play a role in the MH-17 aftermath.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 11:55
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Well I've been to Ukraine many a time and NEVER seen anything as prim and proper as that ... So would this airfield be in The Netherlands?
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 15:13
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Indeed the Netherlands
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 16:25
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Ah my home field. I won't participate in this search (too easy) and leave it to others.

The MH-17 part is a surreal personal experience. I had one of my first flying lessons on the day the motorcade with the bodies arrived at the base. I passed them on my way to the airfield. No better way to get you back to reality.
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 17:51
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Hilversum! Open huis, tot ziens. 'ZG
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 18:14
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‘ZG has it with Hilversum.

Archer, thanks for sharing your personal experience
All human remains from the MH-17 crash were brought to the Dutch army medical service base for autopsy and identification. The first (and main) transport arrived in an Australian C17 on Eindhoven Air base.
A motorcade of 50 hearses transported them to Hilversum.
Along the route (100km) people formed a honorary hedge.

To give an indication of the impact of this disaster onto the Dutch people:
By percentage we had more victims than the Americans at 9/11.

Archer, may I invite you to take up the Open House?

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Old 24th Apr 2020, 19:26
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This next challenge has a link with the picture from self loading bear. However it is not the same airport.


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Old 24th Apr 2020, 19:38
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
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Trivia point, only Uncle Sam can afford C-5 Galaxies. RAAF C-17 perhaps
thanks, corrected
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 20:43
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Prague/Letnany? OH if correct
(on a roll tonight!)
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 21:17
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You must have a story how you guessed that!
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 21:37
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Originally Posted by Archer4 View Post
You must have a story how you guessed that!
If you would have clipped the photo left of AC/DC and would have made the advert PilznerUrquel unreadable it might have last a bit longer!

But let never get a good challenge get in the way of a nice picture.

Did you enjoy the concert?
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Old 24th Apr 2020, 21:39
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Actually I didn't go for the concert. Just to fly to Prague myself. The concert was a surprise during the landing.
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 06:52
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Originally Posted by Archer4 View Post
You must have a story how you guessed that!
Morning,
SLB sussed my 'tradecraft', Pilzner Urquell and JIP (a Czech cash-and-carry chain) trucks were strong pointers, but I have been to Letnany for a (very lame) GA tradeshow once.

How was your landing there, strewn with potholes, I recall?
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Old 25th Apr 2020, 12:10
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Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
Morning,
SLB sussed my 'tradecraft', Pilzner Urquell and JIP (a Czech cash-and-carry chain) trucks were strong pointers, but I have been to Letnany for a (very lame) GA tradeshow once.

How was your landing there, strewn with potholes, I recall?
Yes the runway was indeed full with potholes. And because of the concert we had to use a very tight circuit on the south side over the military base. 45 degree turn from downwind to final on a very hot day. I kept the speed higher than normal to prevent the wingdip. It made the landing roll a rollercoaster.
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