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Identify This! Airports Of The World.  
User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 11128 times:

I hope I don't have any copyright infringement issues by using the title of the legendary "Identify this" series   , but I thought/hoped I'd begin a new generation of Identify This threads, showing aerial views of airports of the world.

Of all the amazingly knowledgeable people on these forums, I hope we can get the ball rolling with this...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v476/Toml/airport.jpg

Any ideas?


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User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11076 times:

Ajaccio – Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica

[Edited 2012-06-14 12:57:52]

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11058 times:

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 1):

Good job! Your turn now!



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User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 11054 times:

I am relocating and this my new "home" airport.
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1650/airportl.jpg


User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9393 posts, RR: 27
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10993 times:
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San Jose - Norman Mineta.

Give me a few minutes to find one!



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User currently offlinesan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10997 times:

San Jose, CA (SJC/KSJC)

How's about this one?

http://i.imgur.com/FE2Wg.jpg



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9393 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10992 times:
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I beat you to the last one, but...  

Palm Springs, CA

New one:




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User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 10986 times:

Quoting san747 (Reply 5):
How's about this one?

Was just there recently... Palm Springs International Airport (PSP)

EDIT: Dang vikkyvik beat me to PSP.

[Edited 2012-06-14 14:31:37]

User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 10940 times:

PVD - Providence, RI

Going back in time for this one:



PC



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User currently offlineSLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10794 times:

Quoting PapaChuck (Reply 8):
PVD - Providence, RI

Going back in time for this one:

My vote: Houston Hobby.... Let me find a good one!



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User currently offlineSLCPilot From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 572 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10790 times:

How about this?




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User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 10629 times:

TNT - Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport.

Regarding my previous post, it was indeed Hobby. Nicely done.

Here's another blast from the past:



PC



In-trail spacing is a team effort.
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 10596 times:

Denver Stapleton

http://nasa1996.tpub.com/NASA-96-tm4727/NASA-96-tm47270032.htm

Let me find one

EDIT -

Image is from July 1950 - airport retains same basic runway configuration today



July 1950 Image


[Edited 2012-06-15 08:20:10]

Edit - with parallel runways added since.


[Edited 2012-06-15 08:48:33]

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3243 posts, RR: 45
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10519 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12):

Is it ELP?

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 10519 times:

LAS - Las Vegas, Mc Carran International. Loving the historic images!

I'm going to increase the degree of difficulty a bit with this one. Good luck!



PC



In-trail spacing is a team effort.
User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10504 times:

Quoting PapaChuck (Reply 14):
I'm going to increase the degree of difficulty a bit with this one. Good luck!

I was going to post that one before I chose SJC. It's Qamdo Bamda Airport (BPX). Currently the world's highest airport as well as the longest public runway.


User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10500 times:

Two possible answers for this one:

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/880/airportn.jpg


User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10499 times:

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 15):

Dang, you beat me to it. Here's a new one ...




User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10491 times:

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 16):

Scott AFB


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2174 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10483 times:

Any chance we can move it away from the US a tad?  


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User currently offlinePapaChuck From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10361 times:

BLV - MidAmerica St. Louis Airport/Scott Air Force Base

VQPR - Paro Airport, Bhutan

For the record, I am thoroughly enjoying this!

Try this one:



PC



In-trail spacing is a team effort.
User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10351 times:

One of my favorite FlightSim stops in a DC-7, but I've been there in real life - in an EC-121N - 1973, my cousin flew there in a USMC F-4 Phanton as his squadron ferried from El Toro to Chu Lai in late 1967.

Wake Island - PWAK - AWK

--------------------------------------------------------

This picture is from Dec 31, 1944 - before this ever became an airport but should be identifiable to A.Net folks. No, it isn't in the United States.

Dec 31, 1944


[Edited 2012-06-15 15:28:59]

User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10325 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 21):
This picture is from Dec 31, 1944 - before this ever became an airport but should be identifiable to A.Net folks. No, it isn't in the United States.

Is that the future London City Airport (LCY)?


User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7345 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10310 times:

Yes - Amazing some of the oldest imagery on Google Earth.

Your turn


User currently offlineBlueJuice From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10305 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 23):
Yes - Amazing some of the oldest imagery on Google Earth.

Didn't know that was a feature. I must check it out. Thanks for showing me something new.

Great game indeed. Here is my next airport. Hint: The OP's namesake visits this airport.
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/880/airportn.jpg


25 Post contains images njxc500 : Tolmachevo Airport.....OVB. Randomly found it just scrolling around google maps. I'll post another.
26 rfields5421 : The layout looks like Eduardo Gomes in Manaus Brazil (SBEG / MAO) but I'm not sure due to the limited vegetation. This is from my phone at work, no ac
27 Post contains images golfradio : You again beat me to it. It is indeed MAO Here you go ...
28 rfields5421 : I know that one also, but will refrain.
29 Post contains images kiwiandrew : Wow, that's amazing, at 5,500 metres in length (!!) it brings a whole new dimension to jokes about relying on the curvature of the earth to become ai
30 ha763 : PPT-Papeete Tahiti
31 golfradio : Indeed. Your turn ...
32 Post contains images zeke : See if someone knows this one....a couple of 13,000 ft parallel runways should be a dead easy !!!
33 PHX787 : King Khalid Airport? EDIT: Nope, apparently not.... dang it hold on a sec....[Edited 2012-06-16 12:30:07] EDIT2: Okay it's Abu Dhabi's airport![Edite
34 zeke : No No
35 BlueJuice : New Doha International Airport?
36 rfields5421 : The basic layout and design are very similar to the New Doha Intl Airport - but the runways are too short, and we would see the gulf in the photo if t
37 Post contains links njxc500 : I found an image on a blog that puts this as being Changi International - singapore.....but that doesn't look right unless it's all brand new..... htt
38 rfields5421 : Changi does have two 13 k runways but they are staggered, not fully parallel as in the photo above.[Edited 2012-06-16 18:38:22]
39 golfradio : Is it King Fahd airport, DMM?
40 Viscount724 : No, the terminal layout is quite different looking at Google Maps.
41 Post contains images ha763 : Sorry for the lateness of my addition. Here goes:
42 Post contains images planemaker : Kunming Changshui International Airport Dead easy... oh, sure!!
43 Post contains images zeke : Thats the one, what about this one ...
44 rfields5421 : So it is scheduled to open in about 2 weeks (June 28) I assume Wujiaba will be shut down. It would be a shame to see one of the oldest airports in Ch
45 vikkyvik : Ahhh, you're about to kill me with that one! I swear I've seen it somewhere, but cannot remember where, and cannot find it! EDIT: For god's sake, I l
46 Post contains links and images zeke : You got it I was going to post this as a hint View Large View MediumPhoto © Je89 W.
47 ha763 : Correct. I figured it would be hard to place it in Hawaii since it is one of the few airports not next to the ocean.
48 Post contains links and images zeke : How about this one ?
49 LOWS : TGU?
50 Post contains links flyingturtle : The old military airfield Wilderswil (near Interlaken), Switzerland? http://maps.google.ch/maps?q=wilders...-a&hnear=Wilderswil,+Bern&t=h&
51 Post contains links and images BuyantUkhaa : That seems to be it yes! Old time favourite:
52 Post contains images rfields5421 : Another one that I have visited - Bramble on Montserrat in the Caribbean. Volcano's are rough on runways. This one should be easy.
53 Post contains images golfradio : John Osborne, Montserrat, MNI. Here is one ...
54 av757 : Looks like SLCB, Cochabamba Bolivia. AV757
55 zeke : That is the one !!
56 vikkyvik : Any hints on your photo from Reply 43, Zeke? I haven't had any luck.
57 Post contains images nomadd22 : I spent a lot of time walking these runways. Fixed a B-17 antenna line there once.
58 zeke : The photo it taken on final for runway 01. One of the few airports that Concorde has operated into.
59 larshjort : Found it, UTN, Upington Airport in South Africa. New airport is coming in ~10 minutes /Lars
60 Post contains images larshjort : /Lars
61 zeke : Is that about a 9000' runway with 14/32 direction ?
62 golfradio : HAAF, Hobbs Army airfield?
63 zeke : Yes !
64 larshjort : Right heading but not that long
65 Post contains images initious : This should be a pretty challenging one..
66 nomadd22 : Exactly right golfradio. They have a 2200 bed state prison off to one side now.
67 vikkyvik : Is that an old photo of TUS?
68 BuyantUkhaa : It is indeed... any hints?
69 BlueJuice : Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (SWA)?
70 BuyantUkhaa : Well done!
71 Post contains images KBJCpilot : Here's one:
72 BlueJuice : Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH)
73 KBJCpilot : It was too easy huh?
74 Post contains images initious : Well done! Although the official name does not include "international" in it. How did you work that out?
75 Post contains images BlueJuice : Not easy at all. There were a few hints in the pic. I actually found 4 names for the airport depending on the reporting source and wasn't even sure I
76 initious : Wikipedia is wrong but they did not seem to accept my correction. On my visit there the signs everywhere wrote "Jieyang Chaoshan Airport" instead of
77 Post contains images ha763 : Here's another one
78 golfradio : What about the airport Larshjort posted? Any hints?
79 larshjort : It's a SK destination in northern europe /Lars
80 michi : Ibaraki - Japan also known as Hyakuri.
81 Post contains images michi : New one:
82 michi : Umea
83 ha763 : Correct
84 Post contains images Starlionblue : Tsk. Umeå.
85 Post contains images michi : Let's go for a draw!
86 Post contains images vikkyvik : Hurghada, Egypt (HRG) Has anyone gotten this one: I guessed an old photo of TUS, but don't know if that's correct. In the meantime, new one: [Edited
87 zeke : Yes it was, I said so above.
88 vikkyvik : About TUS? Weird - I don't see a reply from you (the last one I see is reply 63). Could be this whole "disappearing reply" bug that's been infecting
89 michi : Correct! Yours is difficult. Looks military! Seems to be in the US as well.....
90 Post contains images michi : Got it! Bangor - Maine New one here: I overflew this airport once. It has an interesting layout including an underground taxiway.[Edited 2012-06-21 0
91 Post contains images zeke : Looks like the Feidong Airbase in China. Try this one, this airport sees very few movements a year. [Edited 2012-06-21 07:29:15]
92 Post contains images michi : Correct That was fast!
93 michi : RAAF Scherger in Australia
94 zeke : That is it.
95 Post contains images michi : Sorry, took me some time to add a new airport: Have Fun
96 Post contains links and images jeffry747 : Looks like a good place where I can get some help identifying this airfield. Snapped this pic enroute ORD-CLT, about halfway or so. Anybody know?
97 Post contains links vikkyvik : Tri-Cities Regional (TRI): http://goo.gl/maps/MFCL
98 jeffry747 : Alot closer to CLT than I thought, but that's it! Thanks!
99 michi : Time for a hint (Airport in reply 95): My airport has one of the longest RWYs in the world. However it is rather narrow with a width of only 30m (100f
100 Post contains images zeke : Hwange National Park (HWN) This runway is the first runway built on a large island. The hanger in the photo was the beginning of an international air
101 Post contains images michi : Correct! I am looking forward to your new airport
102 BuyantUkhaa : RKV?
103 zeke : No, larger airline.
104 rfields5421 : Spent several hours searching the internet. 1) Baldonnel or Casement near Dublin - Aer Linqus 2) Catania Sicily - Alitalia The best guess - though the
105 golfradio : LRE, Longreach Queensland?
106 Post contains links and images zeke : Yes 1925 aerial photo from http://www.airwaysmuseum.com/LR%20aerodrome%201925.htm[Edited 2012-06-29 20:40:24]
107 Post contains images aloges : Not that I think you'd call Australia an island, but for some reason, your photo and text scream "Longreach!" at me. edit: I suppose I shouldn't have
108 Post contains images rfields5421 : Okay, I'll claim first correct answer. This is a realtively current screen shot from GE of an airport with very limited airline service. Once the city
109 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : That made it easy: Timbuktu! Next one is an old one of an airport that still exists now, mixed military/civil operations, the civil operations are mo
110 golfradio : Eindhoven in Netherlands.
111 BuyantUkhaa : Well done, how did you find out? Your turn now!
112 Post contains images golfradio : When I was searching for the airport posted by nomad22, I was trawling the web for WW2 airports. Had seen this picture on a dutch website Here is one
113 nipoel123 : Damn, it looks one hell of a lot different now. Feel bad for not recognising my home airport...
114 michi : Looks like CYFB - Iqaluit
115 golfradio : That is correct.
116 Post contains images michi : This airport was in the news recently. The picture is not up to date, however the basic layout is still the same.
117 Post contains images Aircellist : That is Brookley Field, Alabama. ... Your hint gave it away. Else, you guys are incredible. May I try this one?
118 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : Brookley field airport. Next:
119 Post contains images Aircellist : So you discount my entry?
120 Post contains images michi : Both correct Why don't we look for both airports in question. They don't look familiar to me! But I got a feeling, that I know the first one. The seco
121 michi : Val D Or My feeling was right. I never saw this airport in real life. Only the airport layout map.
122 BuyantUkhaa : No sorry, crossed posts!
123 Post contains images Aircellist : Right. You're impressive! This airport has seen Concorde, on the inauguration of the present day terminal.
124 golfradio : I think it is Bago, Burma?
125 BuyantUkhaa : Yes it is!
126 Post contains images Aircellist : Nothing new? May I propose something, even though I haven't found the last one?
127 Post contains links and images Braniff747SP : I don't know the one above, but I'll submit one anyways:
128 BMI727 : Is that Nairobi?
129 BuyantUkhaa : Zvartnots (EVN)
130 Braniff747SP : No.
131 golfradio : BIQ, Biarritz Fance
132 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : Next one: It is in far better shape today.
133 golfradio : Is it Warsaw, Poland?
134 rfields5421 : Absolutely amazing you picked that one out!!!! - good job. I'm awed that Google Earth has so much imagery from 1945.[Edited 2012-07-05 17:27:48]
135 Post contains images Braniff747SP : I'd hoped that my submission would last a bit longer than that!
136 Post contains images BuyantUkhaa : I didn't actually realise you had posted it only 4 minutes earlier! OK I'll think longer next time
137 BuyantUkhaa : Yes, well done. Bring on the next one!
138 Post contains images Braniff747SP : Good!
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