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B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

B-2 Spirit Test Team Facility

The southern facility at Edwards was formerly home to the B-2 test team when the Northrop stealth bomber was undergoing flight testing at Edwards AFB. Early on in the program, the USAF wanted to try and keep the exact details of the B-2's planform secret. While the aircraft was publicly unveiled at Palmdale, it was only shown from the front and side and the upper surfaces were not visible. This...
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Raleigh Municipal Airport (Abandoned)

Raleigh Municipal Airport (Abandoned)

Commercial avaiation left here in the early 40's when Raleigh Durham Airport was constructed. The administration building and hangar was destroyed in the early 70's.
Now a housing subdivision is going up. This replaces my earlier bookmark. This one contains an image overlay.
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Black Knight (rocket) Test Site

Black Knight (rocket) Test Site

Black Knight was a British launch vehicle to test and verify the design of a re-entry vehicle for the Blue Streak missile.

The United Kingdom's first indigenous rocketry project, Black Knight was manufactured by Saunders-Roe on the Isle of Wight, had its engines tested at The Needles and was launched at Woomera in Australia.

Designed in 1955 by the Royal Aircraft E...
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BA4 - Lajes Air Base - Portugal

BA4 - Lajes Air Base - Portugal

Portuguese Air Force Base N║4
Portuguese Air Force and US Air Base
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BA1 - Sintra Air Base - Portugal

BA1 - Sintra Air Base - Portugal

Portuguese Air Force Base N║1
Portuguese Air Force Academy
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BA6 - Montijo Air Base - Portugal

BA6 - Montijo Air Base - Portugal

BA6 - Montijo Air Base - Portugal
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BA2 - Ota Air Base - Portugal

BA2 - Ota Air Base - Portugal

Portuguese Air Force Base N║2
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Portuguese Air Force Base - BA5

Portuguese Air Force Base - BA5

One of most important Portuguese Air Force Base.
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Binh Thuy Air Base

Binh Thuy Air Base

Binh Thuy Air Base is a former South Vietnamese Air Force and United States Air Force base located near the city of Can Tho in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. It is approximately seventy (70) miles/(120) Kilometers southwest of Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon.

Today it is being redeveloped as TrÓ Nˇc Airport (IATA: VCAICAO: VVCT). The airport was expected to open by 2008.
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Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base

Bien Hoa Air Base is a Vietnam People's Air Force (Khong Quan Nhan Dan Viet Nam) military airfield located in South-Central southern Vietnam about 20 miles (30 kilometers) from Saigon near the city of Bien Hoa within Dong Nai Province.

During the Vietnam Wars (1955-1975), the base was used by the Republic of Vietnam Air Force Force (VNAF). The United States used it as a major bas...
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Dawsons Field Hijackings

Dawsons Field Hijackings

In the Dawson's Field hijackings (September 6, 1970) four jet aircraft bound for New York City were hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson%27s_Field_hijackings
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freeway connected to runway?

freeway connected to runway?

This is a very strange road system: freeway directly connected to the runway!!
WHY?
Look to the left, you can find a tunnel less than 700m.I think it is more like a giant shelter for air crafts.
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Radio Navigation Antenna

Radio Navigation Antenna

VOR (VHF Omni-directional Radio Range) ground station near Auckland Airport
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Upernavik new airport under construction

Upernavik new airport under construction

The construction began 1997 and was opened for traffic 1999 with flights twice a week with a DASH 7 from Kangerlussuaq. Before 1999 you flew from Kangerlussuaq to Ilulissat by DASH 7 and from Ilulissat to Upernavik by a Sikorski S-61 helicopter. A trip could sometimes take a whole day because of weather conditions.

To make the airport the west side of the mountain Livets Top (Top...
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CIA Drone base

CIA Drone base

The CIA Drone base in Pakistan where UAV's could be seen until a recent article exposed the base. This is a new photo but much has changed at the base, including new hangers and a US made explosive resistant barrier surrounding the perimeter.
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Abandoned Runway

Abandoned Runway

This is an abandoned runway off of Highway 18 east of Hesperia/Victorville.
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China Lake NWC

China Lake NWC

This file contains sites on the China Lake Naval Weapons Center that are "interesting" and could use a good explanation. Including hidden airfields, a "Star of David", and Remote laboratories.
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Khamis Mushair - King Khalid Air Force Base

Khamis Mushair - King Khalid Air Force Base

Khamis Mushait is one of the 6 main Saudi Air Force bases (the others being Taif, Jeddah, Dhahran, Riyadh and Tabuk). At Khamis Mushait are F-15C/D, F-15S (a slightly downgraded F-15E strike variant), Tornado IDS, F-5 (The F-5 aircraft were removed from KKAB in the late 80s and transferred to Riyadh). AH64 Apache helicopters and Blackhawks were based here for training and servicing in support o...
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Grass covered bunkers

Grass covered bunkers

Found these grass covered bunkers just north of the Anchorage AK airport and Radar site.
22 in all .
Wonder what could be stored in them .


My first POST ,,, Hope I did this right

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Emergency Aviation Training Center

Emergency Aviation Training Center

Nagasaki Airport is the first Japanese hot fire training facility of its kind.
The technologically advanced simulators comprise a full-size Boeing 767 replica, and a part fuselage mock-up with aircraft seats capable of simulating external and internal fires.
A full size B-767 replica is situated on computer controlled gas pans. The gas pans are divided into sections to achieve fl...
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The Most North Commercial Airport

The Most North Commercial Airport

Svalbard Airport is the only airport in Svalbard,Norway. Started in 1973 and was officially opened in September 2, 1975,it is the most north airport for commercial purpose in the world.
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Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

Juancho E. Yrausquin is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. It is well known among experienced fliers for the way in which airplanes must approach or take off from the airport. The runway at Saba's airport is just 400 meters (1,312 feet) long that leaves no room for any mistake when one lands there, as at each end of the runway there is a sheer drop in...
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Tokyo Heliport

Tokyo Heliport

Tokyo Heliport (東京へリポート, Tōkyō Heripōto?) is a heliport in Koto, Tokyo, Japan, mainly used for chartered flights in the Greater Tokyo Area.

Access to the airport is through Shin-Kiba Station. Approximately 15 companies do business at this heliport. Although there is no scheduled service, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police...
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Carew Airfield

Carew Airfield

In World War 1 the airfield was used as a base for maritime patrols and it played an important role in the Atlantic maritime theatre, until operational flying ceased in 1942. In 1942 the base became No.10 Radio School, a training base for aircrew wireless operators, a role it was to perform until the end of the war. The station closed in 1945.
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Former RAF Wickenby

Former RAF Wickenby

Former RAF Wickenby is a class A bomber airfield, begun by McAlpine in late 1941. The site took in land in the parishes of Snelland and Holton necessitating the closure of the road between these two villages. The concrete runways were, 09-27 at 2,000 yards and 04-22 and 16-34 both at 1,400 yards long. Thirty-six pan types hardstandings were provided with one neutralised by a T2 hangar adjacent ...
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