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  • Is it really that simple?

    ok, maybe the final clue: First Boeing 747 visit ever here, was November 1970.

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    • Can't find relevant dates but could this be Anguilla Airport where an Air France 747 pilot mistook it for St Maarten and only just pulled up in time ?
      If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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      • Nope, but keep that airline in mind (it might be a clue as well).

        The airport was one of the first to handle the A80 protoype for 2 days, back in 2006.

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        • Pointe--Pitre International Airport, Guadeloupe.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointe-...tional_Airport
          If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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          • Pointe-a-Pitre it is!!!

            well done.
            Over to you again (or if someone else would take it away......)

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            • Let's see if of someone other than Freek, me or Ampo would like to dip their toe in the water.....
              If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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              • I'll give it a shot...

                Three runways, once the home of prehistoric creatures that defended against the Red Menace. Current occupants are much smaller, and mark a return to the airfield's roots.
                KC-135: Passing gas and taking names!

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                • Well...the only prehistoric creature that I can think of is the F22 Raptor. But they were all based in the USA at bases currently still operational !!
                  If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                  • You are being a bit too literal with Raptor - I was thinking more of an "unofficial" nickname, and aircraft with a bit more "experience" than the F-22. And there really isn't a "Red Menace" anymore, right?
                    KC-135: Passing gas and taking names!

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                    • Yeah, exactly what I was thinking. The F22 was way too late to deter any menace of the red persuasion.
                      If it 'ain't broken........ Don't try to mend it !

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                      • Since we've hit a roadblock...

                        The field was opened in 1941, was inactive for a short time, then reactivated. For a short time after it opened, it was named for a WWI pilot from the area.
                        Last edited by Moose135; 2011-04-27, 16:34.
                        KC-135: Passing gas and taking names!

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                        • Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base?

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                          • You're in the right country, but Dickey-Goober is closed. The airfield in question still conducts flight operations.
                            KC-135: Passing gas and taking names!

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                            • I sthe airfield in Question still a Military base or a Commercial field?

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                              • Charleston Air Force Base?


                                EDIT: Bingo!
                                Dover Air Force Base

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