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|A highway strip is a section of a motorway that is specially built to allow landing of (mostly) military aircraft and to serve as a military airbase. These were built to allow military aircraft to operate even if their airbases, the most vulnerable targets in any war, are destroyed. The first highway strips were constructed at the end of World War II in Nazi Germany, where the well developed Au...||06/25/2010||673|
|Geneva Airport (Planes make stars at deck).||08/18/2005||471|
|Aircraft in flight after take off from Geneva airport / Switzerland.||09/07/2005||514|
|Swissair Flight 111 (SR-111) was a commercial Swissair McDonnell Douglas MD-11 flying from JFK to Cointrin International Airport in Geneva.|
On September 2, 1998 the aircraft crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax International Airport at the entrance to St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia. The crash site was 8 km from shore, roughly equidistant between the tiny fishing a...
|A highway strip is a section of a motorway that is specially built to allow landing of (mostly) military aircraft and to serve as a military airbase. These were built to allow military aircraft to operate even if their airbases, the most vulnerable targets in any war, are destroyed. The first highway strips were constructed at the end of World War II in Nazi Germany, where the well developed Au...||05/11/2010||868|
|A twin-engine buisness jet appaorching the Charlotte Douglas Airport, but only the shadow is visible. It looks like a Gulfstream V.||05/06/2010||361|
|Type: Douglas C-47B Skytrain (DC-3A)|
The Douglas C-47 Skytrain or Dakota is a military transport aircraft that was developed from the Douglas DC-3 airliner. It was used extensively by the Allies during World War II and remained in front line operations through the 1950s with a few remaining in operation to this day.
|As switzerland is not very covered at the moment and as this is a well known (tourist) attraction, I thought people would like to see it. It's even amazing how close you can get to the surface (history and link to the official geneva website included in the description of the placemark).||08/24/2005||883|
It served the Army Air Corps as 43-16369. Its Douglas construction number is 20835. Warbirds of America Squadron 14, Inc. has restored it as AC-47, 43-48770 Spooky.
|A hugh sign in a field near Geneva. It shows 'WELCOME' with a football inside.||05/04/2009||461|
|This McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 (YV-135C) ran off the runway while landing in poor weather conditions on November 26, 1993 at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini Airport.|
|Baghdad International Airport (IATA: SDA, ICAO: ORBI) (Arabic: مطار بغداد الدولي; formerly Saddam International Airport) is Iraq's largest airport, located in a suburb about 16 km (10 miles) west of Baghdad.|
Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the airport was named Saddam International Airport...
|Derelict Douglas DC-8-33 LV-LTP at Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini airport. It was grounded here in 1978 and destroyed by cabin fire caused by vandalism on 13 December 1992.|