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Old 28th Oct 2023, 08:22
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Civilian or military field?
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Could be these runway runners?
No clue about location though.








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T-Rex running seems to be “hot” in the US.
So I stab at the USA?
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 10:37
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Looks like a float plane behind the delectable three-some and maybe a business jet with an N number in the background so USA looks like a good bet

Pretty flat - maybe Florida?
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Bear gets an accurate stab. Not Florida Asturias but to answer your earlier question, civil now but has a military background.
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Looks like a float plane behind the delectable three-some and maybe a business jet with an N number in the background so USA looks like a good bet

Pretty flat - maybe Florida?
The photos I posted are not from the same place as the challenge!
only to illustrate that this might be the “turd” suit in the challenge.

I edited them now before anybody starts analyzing the wrong lightpole.
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No idea where Bears' pics were taken, but I can confirm the challenge turds were dinosaur costumes.
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You mean there are TWO places where people do this?


has anyone told the President?
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 15:40
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It is The President.....
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And his Deputy...?
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Old 28th Oct 2023, 19:05
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From when this was a military airfield.



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Old 28th Oct 2023, 20:10
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One of my turds was from Chico Regional airport
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Would that be the one with the amphibian in the background? I know what it is!
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Clocks change tonight, losing track of time.

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As the 24 hours have passed I can confirm that Bear's turd search led him to the correct airfield. Chico Regional in northern California. The airfield existed before WW2 but was leased to the military in 1941 to become an Army Air Corps training base. Returned to the city of Chico after the war but a site just outside the old airfield boundary became a ballistic missile (Titan) launch site between 1961 and 1965. The airfield itself was used for stratospheric balloon launching between 1961 and around 1980. The aircraft in the background of Bear's picture is an AT802 Fire Boss of which quite a few are based there. There is an air museum on site with around 20 aircraft on display together with a fair amount of military and NASA memorabilia.
There is also a very good craft beer brewery nearby (don't ask how I know),

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Thanks EA200!

I first thought of Changi Singapore but you just confirmed it was USA.



Thnarg and OUAQ Ops should be ashamed of themselves relating the President of the USA to a dinosaur or worse.

Just to play a tiny bit different:
I recently saw this on the net. And I myself would really have no clue which one would be HongKong and if the other 3 are also airports?

Place your bets. Preferably with photo proof. You have at least 25 hrs.



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Originally Posted by Asturias56
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Asturias has it with B
Hongkong terminal 2

Shall we up the bet?
I have matched A and D also to an airport
Anybody any ideas about C?
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Old 31st Oct 2023, 09:50
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A lot harder looking for any airport rather than finding which of 4 pics applies to a single one

however - it should not be beyond the whit of man

the roof in C looks rather generic but it has an interesting curve on the solid, LHS.

Sort of reminds me of Atlanta?
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A Orlando
B Hongkong
C We will not know (doesn’t look like Atlanta to me)
D Beijing

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