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Enquiry re - US based Canberras

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Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by F3 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:19 pm

This is probably a long shot but I'm constantly impressed by the extent of members knowledge so here goes. Two Canberras (WT327 + XH567) were exported to the USA in the '90s registered as N30UP + N40UP and operated by Air Platforms Inc of Lakeport Cal. but more recently by High Altitude Mapping Missions of Spokane, Wa. Does anyone know for definite if they are still operating? I've surfed the web for the answer w/out success as all sites found contain old info.

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by CHINOOKER » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 pm

Looking at AviationDB....a data base site,both aircraft were deregistered from US register on 14-01-19 and 16-01-19 respectively!.....No knowledge of their location/status given

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Vulcanone » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Forget the airport name, but they are outside at (airport in) CA. Don't look good

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Planebase has them as withdrawn at Lampson Field, Lakeport CA as of 01/04/2017.

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by mushbuster » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:34 pm

Try here 38°59'16.7"N 122°53'49.8"W on Google

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by STEVIEJAWS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 pm

They were both still in open store at Lampson Field in October 2017 when I visited there . I'll post a couple of pics later if I can find them .
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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:48 pm

Yes -exactly as mushbuster posted just 2 posts above yours!

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by markymash » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:24 pm

Mushbuster just put the position I put the link. So what's you problem Nighthawke?

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:36 pm

No problem - at least none relevant to this forum :)

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am

Is it the perspective of the pic or is that runway a little short for canberra ops? Thinking of the engine failure late in the take off run situation particularly.
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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Vulcanone » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:50 am

Don't forget that till the advent of the V-Bombers most RAF Airfields only had runways at 6,000ft length.

If you ever went to Binbrook when it was open and sat at Crash Gate 2 it was once a round that went across to the one that went past the Main entrance. Likewise Coningsby Crash gate 1 after passing the main gate was the old Boston road. The end of the runway was close to the last HAS is at the New York end from memory.

My point being Canberras operated from them both. Binbrook was only lengthened for Fighter Ops

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:36 pm

just had a measure up as best I could, that runway looks to be only 3,000 odd feet, definitely not 6,000. Slightly related, when I was a lad I asked an RAF pilot why the Lightning had to operate out of Manston for its display at Biggin Hill. He said it was because Biggin's runway was 6,000 feet end to end, the Lightning had to have 9,000 in case the brake chute failed.
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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by davekench » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Sparts99 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:36 pm
just had a measure up as best I could, that runway looks to be only 3,000 odd feet, definitely not 6,000. Slightly related, when I was a lad I asked an RAF pilot why the Lightning had to operate out of Manston for its display at Biggin Hill. He said it was because Biggin's runway was 6,000 feet end to end, the Lightning had to have 9,000 in case the brake chute failed.
According to Wiki its 3597ft long, not a bad measurement.

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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:53 pm

Could have just Googled it! 3,597ft....good effort with your measuring though :thumb:
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Re: Enquiry re - US based Canberras

Post by Sparts99 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:19 pm

I nearly got a certicate in sums at school.
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