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Old 27th Dec 2016, 09:39
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Where was this control tower - Can anyone assist

I have attached a photograph of an old Australian Air Traffic Control Tower but am unable to properly confirm its location. I was a member of the Royal South Australian Aero Club many years ago and the clubhouse was on the ground floor of a building that looked very like this one so I believe that this photograph was taken at Parafield. The only other control tower that I remember looked something like this was Archerfield. Can anyone positively identify the one in this photo please? Many thanks.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 00:00
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Can't see the image
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 03:04
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Control Tower Identification

That's a nuisance. I note that the image on my post is indicating "pending approval." Thanks for letting me know, much appreciated.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 07:32
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Have 'reported' your original post as apparently mods don't get automatically notified that something is awaiting approval. Not strictly correct use of the Report button, but seems to get to any or all mods who can action the matter, without needing to PM an individual one.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 08:57
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Reminds me of Archerfield (YBAF)?
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 09:06
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Parafield Operations-Administration Building & Control Tower - 1940 ??
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 09:12
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Thnx SP......
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 10:46
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Judging by the heavy clothing being worn, I'd go for Parafield...but that's just a guess.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 10:53
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Parafield circa 1948

GEOFF GOODALL'S AVIATION HISTORY SITE
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 11:19
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Thanks to everyone who assisted to get the photo visible and also to everyone for their answers. Looks like Parafield is a pretty safe bet. Cheers all.
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Old 28th Dec 2016, 22:12
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Goodall's site actually says that three airfields had the same design, Parafield, Archerfield and Sydney. So it could be either unless you know who took the picture.

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Old 28th Dec 2016, 22:19
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Yes, I was hoping the logo on the front of the tower may have been useful to confirm its identity as I have no idea who took the picture and I have never seen a picture of the Sydney tower prior to the modern updates. But I still think given the comments, Parafield is a safe bet. Thanks.
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 00:06
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I believe the logo at YBAF is an 'A', so the bet on Parafield is pretty much spot on.
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 00:57
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Yes thank you. I think so. Hope everyone has a safe new year 2017. Cheers...
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Old 29th Dec 2016, 01:13
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Also looks like Archerfield with the ATC box on the top which was removed when the new tower was built in the 1970s. Maybe like schools they were all built to much the same design throughout the land.
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The Control Buildings at Parafield, Mascot and Archerfield were all constructed around the same time and were very similar in design. However, there were some minor differences and a close examination of this photo leads me to conclude that it is indeed Parafield. The date is probably late 1940s or early 1950s.

More photos of all three buildings at http://www.airwaysmuseum.com
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Archerfield in 1947 had had its wartime blast walls removed from the glass front of the terminal by 1947 but still had its camouflage paint scheme, see here: http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/AF%20Op...%20outside.htm

Also, in 1947/48 the airlines were all moving to Eagle Farm to the infamous igloo hangars and longer runways. I have never seen any photo of Archerfield Terminal Building with a white fence out the front, intruding so far onto the tarmac.
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Wow.... walking across an active taxiway area. Not a security guard inside and not a single ASIC visible!

Somebody really needs to report this !
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Hey Mr 'mc',....

Back 'in the day', we used to fly BK to SY, land, park in the then 'light aircraft parking area', just outside said tower building, stroll into the then TAA terminal thru the 4 ft wire gate, have a cup of coffee, then 'stroll' back out to the nice sleek PA24-250, a 'hot' machine of the times,......again thru the 4 ft wire gate, and, you are quite correct - NOT an ASIC or a 'security' guard in sight!!

ALL for No Charge....Gummit aerodrome...

And all just to 'impress' the girlfriends..... Finish it orf with a 'City and Beaches'
then back to BK for dinner at the RACNSW Clubhouse Dining room...VERY nice!

Dems were de days....

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