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Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:41 pm

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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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:55 pm

Ajaccio – Napoleon Bonaparte Airport (AJA), Corsica

[Edited 2012-06-14 12:57:52]
 
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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:10 pm

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 1):

Good job! Your turn now!
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:20 pm

I am relocating and this my new "home" airport.
http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1650/airportl.jpg
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:22 pm

San Jose - Norman Mineta.

Give me a few minutes to find one!
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:24 pm

San Jose, CA (SJC/KSJC)

How's about this one?

http://i.imgur.com/FE2Wg.jpg
Scotty doesn't know...
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:28 pm

I beat you to the last one, but...  

Palm Springs, CA

New one:

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Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:30 pm

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]
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:32 pm

PVD - Providence, RI

Going back in time for this one:



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Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:46 am

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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Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:08 am

How about this?

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:11 pm

TNT - Dade-Collier Training and Transition Airport.

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

Here's another blast from the past:



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Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:12 pm

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]
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:39 pm

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 12):

Is it ELP?

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Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:42 pm

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!



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Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:04 pm

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.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:10 pm

Two possible answers for this one:

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/880/airportn.jpg
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:11 pm

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 15):

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


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Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:15 pm

Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 16):

Scott AFB
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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:29 pm

Any chance we can move it away from the US a tad?  
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:07 pm

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

VQPR - Paro Airport, Bhutan

For the record, I am thoroughly enjoying this!

Try this one:



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Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:20 pm

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]
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:33 pm

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)?
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:40 pm

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

Your turn
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:46 pm

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
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:37 am

Tolmachevo Airport.....OVB. Randomly found it just scrolling around google maps.

I'll post another.

 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:48 am

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 access to GE. If I'm right, someone else post a new airport.
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:53 am

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 26):

You again beat me to it. It is indeed MAO

Here you go ...
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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:31 am

I know that one also, but will refrain.
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:42 am

Quoting PapaChuck (Reply 14):
I'm going to increase the degree of difficulty a bit with this one. Good luck!
Quoting BlueJuice (Reply 15):
It's Qamdo Bamda Airport (BPX). Currently the world's highest airport as well as the longest public runway.

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 airborne. Thanks for posting  
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:52 am

Quoting golfradio (Reply 27):

PPT-Papeete Tahiti
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:06 pm

Quoting ha763 (Reply 30):

Indeed. Your turn ...
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:18 pm

See if someone knows this one....a couple of 13,000 ft parallel runways should be a dead easy !!!

Some random airport
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:29 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 32):
Some random airport

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!


[Edited 2012-06-16 12:35:50]
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:54 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 33):
King Khalid Airport?

No

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 33):
EDIT2: Okay it's Abu Dhabi's airport!

No
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:39 pm

Quoting zeke (Reply 32):
See if someone knows this one....a couple of 13,000 ft parallel runways should be a dead easy !!!

New Doha International Airport?
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:08 pm

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 that was it. Also the runways are too short for NDIA - which will have 17,700 and 16,100 ft long runways.

My best guess is the New Islamabad International Airport under construction in Pakistan.
 
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Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:30 pm

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.....

http://aviationandaircrafts.blogspot...re-changi-airport-one-of-best.html

[Edited 2012-06-16 16:32:02]
 
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:37 am

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]
 
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:51 am

Is it King Fahd airport, DMM?
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:02 am

Quoting golfradio (Reply 39):
Is it King Fahd airport, DMM?

No, the terminal layout is quite different looking at Google Maps.
 
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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:59 am

Sorry for the lateness of my addition. Here goes:

 
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:57 am

Quoting zeke (Reply 32):
See if someone knows this one....a couple of 13,000 ft parallel runways should be a dead easy !!!

Kunming Changshui International Airport

Dead easy... oh, sure!!  
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:33 am

Quoting planemaker (Reply 42):

Thats the one, what about this one ...

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Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:58 am

Quoting planemaker (Reply 42):
Kunming Changshui International Airport

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 China, a key Flying Tiger base, an essential part of the 'Over the Hump' logistics train and all the other history go away. I hope they are planning appropriate memorial locations.
 
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:27 am

Quoting ha763 (Reply 41):

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 looked over almost all the Hawaiian islands, cause I thought the landscape looked like it might be there, but somehow I totally missed it:

Molokai / MKK

I suppose I won't post one, since Zeke has one posted that no one has guessed yet.

[Edited 2012-06-17 01:38:47]
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:22 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 45):

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!

You got it

http://blog.joinsmsn.com/usr/o/hp/ohpax/1006/4c0c387b0fec0.jpg

I was going to post this as a hint


View Large View Medium
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:36 am

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 45):

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.
 
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Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:46 am

How about this one ?

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/thezeke/Airports/de423aa4.jpg
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RE: Identify This! Airports Of The World.

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:00 am

Quoting zeke (Reply 48):
How about this one ?

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