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Old 1st Nov 2020, 09:47
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How about this one.


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I shall think out of the box...... the Benelux?
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The Benelux is correct.
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the field pattern is distinctive - very "modern" so possibly recovered from the sea in the last 100 years - like around Lelystad.

Thought t might be Middenmeer but can't see any large wind turbines close to it
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Not Middenmeer I'm afraid, in fact not in The Netherlands.
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looks too flat for the Duchy of Luxembourg so that leaves Belgium?
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Correct, it's in Belgium.
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Old 2nd Nov 2020, 18:22
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Hoevenen Airfield - right by the docks in N Antwerp

OH if correct
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Hoevenen it is. Open House declared.
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Just one hop further away from Bergen op Zoom than Woensdrecht
I found the polders along the River Schelde date back till the 17th century
Nice challenge Teus!
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Here's an interesting one. There's a clue in the dark object surrounding the runway.


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India 42 = Canada = Rockies = big fence

No Red blooded Canadian would be worried about people, rabbits, wild pigs, beavers or even deer on the runway - so something BIGGER - an Elk perhaps?

Which takes us to Sparwood/Elk Valley Airport (CYSW) in BC I think

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"Elementary, my dear Watson."

Elk Valley it is indeed and the valley is well named. The anti-Elk fence is at least 8' high. I flew in for the first time with a friend in August. It is a bit disconcerting on short final when you cross the fence.

The valley is home to a couple of open-cast coal mines and these are not just holes in the ground. Whole mountains are being demolished!

Sherlock Asturias has declared Open House.
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Thank you Mycroft........... I see what you mean about those mines - must be over 5 kms across - not very scenic

What age are the coals?
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Old 3rd Nov 2020, 18:21
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Here's some serious thread drift. The coals are in the Mist Mountain Formation of the Jura-Cretaceous Kootenay Group.

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/i...s/eastkootenay

Better map, cross-sections, more information and photos here:
http://cmscontent.nrs.gov.bc.ca/geos..._IC2018-06.pdf

The airfield is about 5 nm north of the town of Sparwood.
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To stay in line with the thread drift:
Wild boars have performed opencast mining on this Ultra Light airfield.


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Looks like your average airstrip in PNG/W Irian...................
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Looks like your average airstrip in PNG/W Irian
No, it's too wide and too flat!
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Definitely too flat for PNG.


UL mishap
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Bear - is this a "challenge" or an "observation"

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