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Old 24th Jun 2024, 14:53
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The America's???
Yes



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Snow and rocky lumps in the distance....Utah or Colorado maybe?

(Just trying to narrow the map down a bit)
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Snow and rocky lumps in the distance....Utah or Colorado maybe?

(Just trying to narrow the map down a bit)
Neither of those


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Are we in the Great Plains?
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Are we in the Great Plains?
Just checked and, according to wicklepedia’s map, yes.



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Canada?
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Canada?


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Old 25th Jun 2024, 09:31
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Alberta?
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Alberta?
Well here’s a clew for you…



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Old 25th Jun 2024, 13:53
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That's an altitude of 4920 ft? circa 1500m?? can't see a Canadian field that fits.....................
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A56, you misread: it's 3920 ft.

Calgary?
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Not Calgary. The elevation is 3606' and also there would be taxiway signs.

There's only one paved airport in Alberta that is higher than Calgary airport. That's Springbank (CYBW), the GA airport west of the city, elevation 3940'.

PS In retrospect, the photos of the tower were obviously Springbank - I know it well. In my defence, I was thinking of Great Plains airports and hence US. . Around here we use the term "The Prairies".


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Old 25th Jun 2024, 16:16
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Knew it wouldn't last long once Tim Horton turned up!!
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A lovely warm evening here in the English Midlands and a pleasantly cool day in Springbank Alberta which is just up the road from I42 whom I was hoping would sit this one out enjoying his medium double double.

Strictly speaking YBW is cheekily named “Calgary/Springbank” so kenparry was almost there, but Cowtown’s YYC is 3500’ amsl and surrounded by ugly hotels, offices and shopping malls.

India Four Two, you have control I think. Asturias56, now you know how to read an altimeter!
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Thanks thnarg.

Ironically, I've just come back from Timmies in Black Diamond, where I had a mid-afternoon "medium, single cream and apple fritter" !

When I first started flying at Springbank in 1971, there were hardly any hangars and the two runways were almost the same length, in a L shape. Now light jets can use 17/35 and there is a ILS.

Incidentally, your aerial view must be several years old. There is now a large subdivision going in to the north and northwest, with lakes and a golf course, right under the downwind legs for 17 and 35. It won't be long before there are noise complaints and demands to shut down the airport!



I don't know why CYBW was chosen, but the obvious code, CYSB was already taken by Sudbury.

Talking of airport elevations, my gliding club, southwest of Calgary, is at 3700' and where we experience density altitudes of up to 8000'. Many years ago, while visiting England, I was being checked out at the lovely Compton Abbas airfield (811'). My instructor asked me "Have you any experience with high-altitude airfields?"

Here's somewhere much lower, that never gets snow:

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I don't know why CYBW was chosen, but the obvious code, CYSB was already taken by Sudbury.
Thanks I42. I prefer Boston creams though…

Maybe YBW for Bearspaw? I seem to remember Canadian airport codes start with “Y” because that was the answer to “Can your radio station transmit weather reports Y/N?”. Might be an urban myth though!

My aerial photos would have been 2012. The surface ones from googly earth of course.


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Could that be VTCC/CNX/Chiang Mai by chance?
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thnarg,

You might be right about Bearspaw as the origin of BW. There are lots of stories about the origin of Canadian airport codes - particularly those starting with YY, but I haven't been able to track down a reliable source.

One of the unusual codes is YYM, which is a grass airfield just north of Cowley Alberta. It is currently operated by the Alberta Soaring Council, but it was originally built as an emergency landing ground for TCA's Lockheed Electras in the 1930s. Westbound flights would occasionally land there, if the westerly Chinook winds were too strong. At the time it had a weather station and radio operator.

It is the only grass airfield in Canada with a YY- code.


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Not Chiang Mai.
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Looks a little like Mahe, Seychelles.
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"Asturias56, now you know how to read an altimeter!"

I do - I wrote it down wrong.............................
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