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    Default NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    been on me holidays! thought this may be of interest








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    Nice kebecker, whats the history of the place? It looks closed now, is there any flying there now or has it all stopped?

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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    The airfield was built in 1941 under a lend lease agreement, Newfoundland was at that time not a part of Canada. The NAS was used to support the US Naval base established at the same time. The US only pulled out in 1994. The airfield is no longer used for general aviation and is not listed n the COPA list. I did see a wiki reference to cadet gliding.

    I may be back at the airfield today so will see what else I can find out.

    This link gives a breif history of USN and USAAF activity, alas the mueseum refered to has been packed away and is in storage,

    http://www.argentia.ca/museum.html

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    Thanks for that, interesting link too. Shame the museum has been packed away too.

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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    the first set of shpts were taken from the ferry, what follows are land based

    survey datum point on main runway



    close up of lighting supports



    lighting equipment pit, the approach lighting looks to be a complex bit of kit



    main runway light fittings




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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    a few more

    one of two fuel points I saw





    Piano keys on secondary runway



    Bomb dump signage














    components store, there was a add on at the rear, looks like a earth spike is still in situ



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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    Hi KEB:

    Cracking holiday snaps. Did you get to Happy Valley and The Goose?

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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Hi KEB:

    Cracking holiday snaps. Did you get to Happy Valley and The Goose?
    its on my list! Even getting to the Rock from where I am is a trek. But looking at the maps I reckon I can drive from Montreal to Goose via Labrador City.

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    Excellent stuff kebecker, keep them coming. Love the weapons storage igloo, looks very similar to the ones over here.

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    Default Re: NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR - NAS Argentia

    http://reocities.com/Paris/loft/8785/

    Some older pics on this link! You probably have to go through the links page and then find the reference to the Cessna trip!

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