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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #285 on: November 18, 2018, 08:40:55 am »
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #286 on: November 18, 2018, 10:00:01 am »
Thank you, thank you.

The link to the map, because it's been awhile since I shared:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YglU7IxTI_xdJtGCPwljGoFWn-8&usp=sharing


And the Facebook group it is on.  Come join if you'd like:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/365080863684050/

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #287 on: January 22, 2019, 01:01:08 pm »
A site that might be of some interest:-  http://www.crashsiteorkney.com/aviation-memorials-and-monuments

   Please note their  website statement, below.

All rights reserved. Due to the immense amount of research that enabled us to build this site we would like to point out that all material on this website is owned by A.R.G.O.S  though photos are credited to their respective owners. Anyone wishing to use material for their own website or any other purpose are requested to contact us first expressing their wishes. Permission will usually be granted to none profit making ventures, i.e. websites for educational and/or historical purposes, though a link to this website and acknowledgement to the original owners of any photographs will usually be requested.

I would anticipate that if approached they would probably view favourably the museums, gate guards and memorials list which is in my opinion an educational resource.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #288 on: January 24, 2019, 06:31:56 am »
Very interesting site.  I'll contact them.  There is a good Facebook group called Aviation Memorials Worldwide, where I sometimes find useful info.  The problem with memorials is they are often hard to see on Google Earth, and directions for finding them often don't help much ("near the carpark" for a carved stone, etc.)

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #289 on: January 24, 2019, 06:37:18 am »
The problem with memorials is they are often hard to see on Google Earth, and directions for finding them often don't help much ("near the carpark" for a carved stone, etc.)

I've come across a few like that here in Alberta. One day while driving a gravel back road in the Rocky Mountains, I came across a large rock which had a bronze plaque bolted to it, a memorial for some airman that had crashed their Blenheim during a training flight a couple of miles from the road and were killed. I couldn't start to tell you it's exact location though --
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #290 on: January 28, 2019, 07:11:34 am »
I would love to record those, and I do when I can.  It's just very hard.  I've found a few local websites that list ones in their area, but often not with much detail on location (for someone who's not a local.)

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #291 on: January 28, 2019, 11:48:23 am »
Well amazingly I found it on the web, and more or less where I thought I saw it. It's located about 23 km north of Highway 66 on the Powderface Trail Alberta. As you can read, it wasn't a Blenheim, but an Anson

“ON AUGUST 14, 1941 AN AVRO ANSON TRAINING AIRCRAFT FROM No. 3 SERVICE FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL CALGARY CRASHED ON MOUNT McDOUGALL, ABOUT 10 KM WEST OF THIS SITE. THE LIVES OF FLYING OFFICER I.M. SUTHERLAND-BROWN AND LEADING AIRCRAFTSMAN F.W. GREENFIELD WERE LOST. LEADING AIRCRAFTSMAN A.M.R. McGRUTHER WAS INJURED BUT SURVIVED THE ACCIDENT. THE DEDICATION CEREMONY WAS HELD NOVEMBER 10, 1989. THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY SQUADRON LEADER A.M.R. (SANDY) McGRUTHER”.

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The road is a mountain gravel road and in the winter it's closed. I just spotted it out of the corner of my eye because the road is quite narrow and no guard rails along the road sides so was concentrating on my driving ---



Apparently the crew were doing instrument flying training and got trapped in the horseshoe of mountains you see in the background.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #292 on: January 28, 2019, 02:05:42 pm »
In Wharton State Forest, off US 206, in Tabernacle NJ, the Carranza Memorial, marking the crash site of Mexican Army aviator Emilio Carranza



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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #293 on: January 30, 2019, 07:13:46 am »
Awesome finds!  I'll add them shortly.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #294 on: March 13, 2019, 06:39:57 am »










I have the T-38 from Greeley, CO for you as well. Seems to be missing from the list. It's at the airport there.
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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #295 on: March 13, 2019, 08:13:21 am »
The Lakeland Motor Museum has a Flying Flea, hang gliders and some hot air balloon stuff on display. Artefacts from local aviation history.

https://www.lakelandmotormuseum.co.uk/
https://lakedistrictgems.co.uk/2018/09/22/lakeland-motor-museum/

The first seaplane to fly in the UK is being rebuilt as a flying replica. https://www.waterbird.org.uk/

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #296 on: March 14, 2019, 07:03:06 am »
Nice shots, Captain Canada!  The T-38 at Greeley is on there, along with a Luscombe inside the terminal.

Added the museum, Nick, cool!


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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #297 on: March 23, 2019, 07:40:07 am »
A-26 I found thanks to your map, cheers Mark !





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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #298 on: March 23, 2019, 09:54:25 am »
Cool, glad it's useful!  Nice shots.

There are now more than 4500 gate guards, etc., on the map. 1640 museums.  Still growing, slowly.

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Re: World aviation museum and gate guard map
« Reply #299 on: March 23, 2019, 09:56:01 am »
Captain Canada, can I use those shots on the map, and maybe share the 26 in the Warbird Civvies group on Facebook?