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Old 26th May 2021, 22:21
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Since it's open house... Try this one folks:
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Old 27th May 2021, 04:25
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Barnesly Park?
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:34
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Barnesly Park?
Nope.

I'll give it a bit longer then post some clues.

One hint - don't necessarily let the black and white image guide you - it was taken well into the era of colour.
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Old 27th May 2021, 13:03
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Looks to be a few 'derelict' airframes there. A crash practice area perhaps at Catterick.

OH if correct.
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Old 27th May 2021, 18:37
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Originally Posted by lauriebe View Post
Looks to be a few 'derelict' airframes there. A crash practice area perhaps at Catterick.

OH if correct.
You're correct

Catterick (from a VGS glider) circa 1985.

Here are a couple of other photos.

Note the VGS gliding caravan at the threshold adjacent to the Hastings.

The fuselage behind the Hastings is Buccaneer then (obviously) a Vulcan and beside that (if i recall) the remains of a much scorched Javelin and another Vulcan.

Below that a photo of the domestic site.

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Old 28th May 2021, 03:12
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Here's one that is a long way from North Yorkshire:



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Old 28th May 2021, 08:06
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the careful application of HS&E to allow a vast number of people to live literally at the end of the runway suggests SE Asia to me............. Indonesia?
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Old 28th May 2021, 14:32
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Asturias,

Your thought process applies to this location, but it is not Indonesia.
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Old 28th May 2021, 14:56
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S E Asia then?
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Old 28th May 2021, 14:59
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Nope - its Goma - much in the news - somewhere with big lake, that weird strip connection the terminal to the runway.......

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Old 29th May 2021, 04:44
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Asturias has it with Goma. The original picture shows the 2002 lava flow which shortened the runway and inundated the taxiway, cutting off the terminal from the runway!



The recent lava flow came from the same vent system on the southern flanks of Mount Nyiragongo. It didn't reach the airport this time, but it did destroy hundreds of houses.


Airfield at the top left:





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Old 29th May 2021, 07:39
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Phew!

here's one a ways from Goma.......................... and any volcano!


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Old 30th May 2021, 05:14
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Oklahoma is OK, perhaps?
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Old 30th May 2021, 07:14
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Yes, there's a bright golden haze on the meadow


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Old 30th May 2021, 10:04
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But no elephants....
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But no elephants....
That's corny
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Old 30th May 2021, 16:00
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I've got a wonderful feeling, everything's going my way.................................

There are a lot of airfields in the Sooner State
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Old 31st May 2021, 07:17
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This airfield was active for long time but is no longer in use (at least for fixed wing - may be some ballooning occasionally ) ...................





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Old 31st May 2021, 16:56
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Hatbox Field (HAX), Muskogee, OK
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Old 1st Jun 2021, 15:57
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Good shot!

yes - the late Hatbox Field - now a park/motor track etc etc - still do some ballooning there tho'

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