Granite
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Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:42 pm

Hi all

While scanning some prints this afternoon I came across some of my Hong Kong stuff. I tooks quite a few photographs inflight, including the two linked below. I've looked back some notes that I wrote inflight but cannot locate what this airport is. All I know is that they were taken between India and Bangladesh. Really rough scans but would be great if someone could help me locate. I've tried Google World but there is so much to look at there.

Any help?

http://www.gary.abz.btinternet.co.uk/misc/help1.jpg
http://www.gary.abz.btinternet.co.uk/misc/help2.jpg

As an incentive I will offer an A4 print of any of my images for the first person to identify  Smile


Regards

Gary
 
flyingzacko
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:02 pm

Gary,

I just spent 15 minutes looking through Google Earth, all along India and Bangladesh, but couldn't make out the airport you photographed. But I'm sure someone will find it though.

Cheers,
Sebastian
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Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:22 pm

Hi Sebastian

Thanks. Tried that myself but didn't find anything either.

Looks like some small airport or maybe even military. Doesn't look like anything on the ramp. A big bridge connecting another piece of land so looks as if it is used quite a bit.

I'll keep looking too.

Regards

Gary
 
Psych
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:44 pm

Hi Gary,

I too am following many waterways in this part of the world to see if I can help (I owe you a few favours  wink  ). There is no doubt that there is a lot of water in that part of the world!

Can you let me know what route you were flying. Have you tried it on the basis of looking for appropriate airways?

All the best.

Paul
 
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 10:50 pm

Gary,

As a start, which direction were you flying in? And what side of the plane were you sat on? The key to identifying it I think lies in the two rivers coming together and the bridges - very distinctive shapes!

Tim.
Obviously missing something....
 
Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:06 pm

Hi all

Sorry guys. Will look at my log to see if I can help.

Was flying East towards Hong Hong.....from Amsterdam.

Regards

Gary

[Edited 2005-10-22 16:07:08]
 
dc10tim
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:17 pm

If you were flying East, then judging by the shadows, that shot is looking broadly to the North. Crikey this is a tough one  Smile

Tim.
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dc10tim
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:36 pm

Gary,

Don't know about the name, but it is near Wuzhou in China.

Have a look on Google Earth and it is a perfect fit, you can even see the airstrip  Smile

Tim.
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Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:37 pm

Tim

Ooooh, could be. Let me have a look.

Regards

Gary
 
Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:45 pm

Tim

Can't find Wuzhoh  Sad

Regards

Gary
 
dc10tim
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:52 pm

Gary, it's a few miles East of Guangzhou, just follow the river.

Tim.

Edit: It's a few miles WEST of Guangzhou:D

[Edited 2005-10-22 16:53:17]
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Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:07 am

Hi all

*lost*

 Smile

Regards

Gary
 
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:18 am

Obviously missing something....
 
flyingzacko
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:19 am

Awesome job Tim.

Cheers,
Sebastian
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Psych
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:23 am

Congratulations Tim - I think you've won the prize.

As for your geography Gary...............   .

Paul

P.S. How did you ever find that Tim?

[Edited 2005-10-22 17:36:36]
 
fergulmcc
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:46 am

Well done Tim  bigthumbsup 

Fergul  sun 

Paul check your messages in your profile mate.
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Granite
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 12:46 am

Hi all

Yes, Tim has won the prize  Smile

Good work and didn't take long for you to trace. Send me a mail with what image you want.

I did get 'O' Grade Geography at school...........need to brush up on it I think

Regards

Gary
 
dc10tim
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 1:51 am

Very kind of you Gary, will take a look through your work and drop you a line. I have been doing a bit more detective work, which has proved a pain since it's in China, but I'm fairly sure now the airport is Wuzhou-Changzhoudao WUZ/ZGWZ.

Quoting Psych (Reply 14):
How did you ever find that Tim?

I started with the Great Circle Mapper and went on from there with Google Earth.

Tim.
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mygind66
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RE: Some Investigation Please

Sun Oct 23, 2005 2:20 am

Wow Tim...
I didn't know you were Chinese or from the outer world!
Amazing....

Enrique

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