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SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

We run two monthly photo competitions , the Photo Of The Month (POTM) competition and the Specialist Photo Of The Month (SPOTM) which had a different topic every month.
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SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by andygolfer » Sat Aug 19, 2023 7:27 am

This is the SPOTM (Special Photo Of The Month) competition for August2023, the subject is a photo taken at any airfield / airport in the world that is longer active i.e. permanently closed to traffic (nostalgia time)

The subject of your entry should be a photo of one or more civil registered fixed wing aircraft past or present at, landing or departing from an airfield / airport anywhere in the world which is no longer active i.e. permanently closed to traffic at this time. I've excluded rotary wing aircraft as they can land anywhere and that would reduce the challenge too much. I've put in 'at this time' as you never can tell if somewhere might just open in the future, some get built on and others just close to traffic and turn to other uses for instance Bruntingthorpe which nowadays is covered in cars.

Photography Competition Rules :-

1. Only one entry per user, unless posting on behalf of another person who is unable to do so themselves (children for example). If this is the case, please state so on your entry..

2. The photo may have been taken on any date, it does not have to be taken in the month of the competition

3. The image can be photo-shopped to some extent, levels changes, cropping, sharpening etc. are all acceptable. The photograph must retain it’s initial subject though, don’t make it something it’s not. HDR images are not acceptable. If you are unsure, please PM a moderator.

4. The competition will remain open until 23.59 (UK time) on the 7th September 2023 - please note the extended closing date to enable anyone with a last minute photo plenty of time to prepare their entry.

5. Voting will be conducted by a poll open to all the membership shortly after the closure of the competition.

6. 'Rule 6...' There's no rule 6 Bruce'

7. The decision of the moderating team is final.

8. All images must be posted in line with the usual CA posting rules (size etc.), please read them if you're not sure how to post.

9. The rules may be subject to change, and these will be posted on this thread.

10. Please also embed the images and not links to images, if you're not sure how to do it then shout and someone will sort it out. It is permissible to change your entry before the closing date.

11. Do not comment on other member's photos.

12. A brief description of where and when the image was taken is preferable.

If you have any questions please PM me
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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by waghorn41 » Sat Aug 19, 2023 11:31 am

OK,change of photo for clearer and closer view. Famous/infamous, Kai Tak airport Hong Kong. Photo taken in 1976, shows a Singapore Airlines Boeing 707 swooping in over the rooftops on the approach.
ImageKai Tak approach by Ian Pursey, on Flickr
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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by andygolfer » Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:04 pm

having told the story of the former Athens airport at Glyfada here: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=47955 , my entry is from that one time holiday haven for aircraft spotters, taken in October 1986 and a Lybian Arab Airlines B727 (5A-DIB) about to land on runway 33 (the best one for spotting from the beach!).

Image5A-DIB B727 Libyan Arab Airlines Athens (Glyfada) 10-1985 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by EGNH1909 » Thu Aug 24, 2023 8:57 pm

G-BSST British Aircraft Corporation Concorde 002 displaying at the Woodford Air Show at Woodford Aerodrome on 26 June 1971. The site closed as an active airfield on 25 August 2011, having built Avro Lancasters, Shackletons, & Vulcans, HS748's and Nimrods, and BAE ATP's and 146's.
ImageG-BSST by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
Best Wishes.
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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by wiggy » Mon Aug 28, 2023 1:13 pm

Skypower Express B707 9G-SGF in between assignments at Manston Airport in the Summer of 1998

ImageAl-Waha Aviation- Sky Power Express Airways B707-321C by Denis Noonan, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by tomcat14 » Wed Aug 30, 2023 7:16 pm

BAe146 N146AC of AirCal prior to delivery and seen alongside prototype BAe146 G-SSSH at Hatfield on 5 July 1986.

ImageN146AC by wokinghampaul, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by LondonEye » Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:14 am

Manston 1983. Fairchild C-119G 3C-ABA became G-BLSW and N2700.
Went to North Weald and scrapped there.
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ImageFairchild C-119G 3C-ABA 1 Manston

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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by james143611 » Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:24 pm

Me entry is Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus A320CJ A7-MBK on rotation, with Qatar Amiri Flight Airbus A340-300 A7-AAH in the background, taken from the viewing deck at the now closed Berlin Tegal Airport

ImageQatar Amiri Flight A7-MBK - Airbus A320(CJ) by James Underwood, on Flickr

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Re: SPOTM August 2023 - permanently closed airfields

Post by aenstrop » Tue Sep 05, 2023 10:34 pm

My entry is a Trident 2E, 5B-DAB, of Cyprus Airways taken at Nicosia Airport.

This aircraft was damaged during the Turkish invasion in July 1974, and was still there when I took the photo in April 2008.

Image by Alan Paterson, on Flickr

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