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Old 11th Jan 2024, 05:38
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No. You need to head west.
Used by the RAF -1943 onwards.



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Old 11th Jan 2024, 20:19
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Probably time to shut this down and declare Open House.
Twas Castel Benito Airfield near Tripoli.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castel_Benito
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Castel_Benito

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Old 14th Jan 2024, 10:32
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Pity - it was just difficult to place amongst all the

strips at that time

This one is a bit more recent

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Old 14th Jan 2024, 12:07
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Popham ?
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N along way from Popham


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USA??
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Old 17th Jan 2024, 08:21
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yes - not the usual post WW2 shack seen in most European small airfields...............



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Old 19th Jan 2024, 06:05
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We need some more clues.
I am guessing north East states?
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Old 19th Jan 2024, 07:30
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Certainly north - not east. You are advised (but not required) to call ahead when landing here but it's not for any aviation reason. No regular commercial flights


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Old 19th Jan 2024, 11:54
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since I've provided trees I might as well add lamp posts


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Old 22nd Jan 2024, 16:11
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Looks too neat for Alaska. Pacific Northwest?
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Old 22nd Jan 2024, 20:19
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Are the Sikorskyís based on the same field/base?
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Old 23rd Jan 2024, 08:02
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Neither Alaska nor the Pacific NW - no - there are no military types based here either

It may have been British for a short while.................
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Old 24th Jan 2024, 07:15
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
It may have been British for a short while.................
The airfield itself or the general area, maybe in 1812?
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" The airfield itself or the general area, maybe in 1812?"

yes the war of 1812-15 and there were battles or actions fought immediately (2 miles) south and north of the airstrip. I'd guess the strip is on the flat and therefore not in an area of any military significance.
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Old 24th Jan 2024, 11:38
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Hmmm. Iím wondering if your clue refers to the Battle of Plattsburgh bay.

So, if it is the right battle, it took place on Lake Champlain. To the east lies Vermont, to the West, New York.

Letís try Burlington Vermont (KBTV) though the tail fin and rudder of what looks like a Heron/Dove/Saunders ST-27 would be an unusual visitor there.
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Not Vermont - as in post #3750 "Certainly north - not east. "


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Old 24th Jan 2024, 15:05
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Canada....?
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