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From the Air XV: Airport Edition
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That it's taken us 15 editions to get to this obvious edition of From the Air illustrates so purely how obtuse we really are. Airports. It was so simple. So pure. So perfect. And with this challenge, I went to Google Maps, scouring the world for interesting airports and no doubt throwing my IP address into CIA databases of potential terrorists.

I'll tell you this - it's hard. This is not going to be easy, unless we have some pilots in the crowd. Take a look at the 20 airports on the following page and let me know where in the world they are. (Bonus points for naming the actual airports)

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3. Hong Kong
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said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:19 AM.

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20. Miami

said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:24 AM.

I'll be very impressed if anybody gets more than 3 of these on their own.

said Mr. Brightside on February 23, 2010 9:25 AM.

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4. Denver
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said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:38 AM.

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4. Denver
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6. New York JFK
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said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:39 AM.

9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 9:41 AM.

6. JFK - NY
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
** This one was pretty easy, I knew it when I spotted the small artificial beach nearby. They filtered polluted water from the Guanabara Bay to make it and bring the beach closer to that poor neighbourhood.

said Leonardo Carvalho on February 23, 2010 9:45 AM.

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2. San Francisco
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver
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6. New York JFK
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20. Miami

said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:46 AM.

19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 9:47 AM.

5. London Heathrow

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 9:48 AM.

8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 9:49 AM.

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2. San Francisco
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver
5. London Heathrow
6. New York JFK
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris
9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
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19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas
20. Miami

said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:53 AM.

14. Chicago O'Hare

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 9:55 AM.

1. Seattle

said hijodelsol on February 23, 2010 9:59 AM.

11. Shanghai Pudong International

said Camdawgs on February 23, 2010 10:00 AM.

1. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
2. San Francisco, California
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver, Colorado
5. London Heathrow
6. New York JFK
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris
9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
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11. Shanghai Pudong International
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14. Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare)
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19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas
20. Miami

said Echowood on February 23, 2010 10:05 AM.

Hint time...

10. Pay attention to that striking land mass just to the south of the runway.
12. This airport is in the (far) southern hemisphere.
13. The city in which this airport resides used to go by another name.
15. Check out the strange point of land in the northeast corner of the photo. (Also, this is an American airport)
16. An airport noted for the dalliances of senators.
17. An Asian airport at a very high altitude.
18. It looks awfully sandy.

said Echowood on February 23, 2010 10:50 AM.

12. Sydney, Australia

said Leonardo Carvalho on February 23, 2010 11:17 AM.

1. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
2. San Francisco, California
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver, Colorado
5. London Heathrow
6. New York JFK
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris
9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
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11. Shanghai Pudong International
12. Sydney, Australia
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14. Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare)
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19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas
20. Miami

said Echowood on February 23, 2010 11:23 AM.

15. National Airport (Reagan)

said pete.vente on February 23, 2010 11:27 AM.

18. Cairo Intl. Airport, Egypt

said Leonardo Carvalho on February 23, 2010 11:28 AM.

10. Gibraltar Airport (notice the road running right through the runway)

said pete.vente on February 23, 2010 11:33 AM.

13. Mumbai International (formerly Bombay)

said pete.vente on February 23, 2010 11:37 AM.

17. Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)

said pete.vente on February 23, 2010 11:41 AM.

1. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
2. San Francisco, California
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver, Colorado
5. London Heathrow
6. New York JFK
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris
9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
10. Gibraltar Airport, Spain
11. Shanghai Pudong International
12. Sydney, Australia
13. Mumbai International, India
14. Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare)
15. Reagan National, Washington, DC
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17. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
18. Cario International, Egypt
19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas
20. Miami

said Echowood on February 23, 2010 11:53 AM.

16. Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport (Go Senator Craig!)

said pete.vente on February 23, 2010 11:57 AM.

1. Seattle-Tacoma, Washington
2. San Francisco, California
3. Hong Kong
4. Denver, Colorado
5. London Heathrow
6. New York JFK
7. International Air Port Antonio Carlos Jobim - Rio, Brazil
8. Charles De Gaulle, Paris
9. Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson
10. Gibraltar Airport, Spain
11. Shanghai Pudong International
12. Sydney, Australia
13. Mumbai International, India
14. Chicago, Illinois (O'Hare)
15. Reagan National, Washington, DC
16. Minneapolis - St. Paul Airport (Go Senator Craig!)
17. Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal
18. Cario International, Egypt
19. Lynden Pindling International, Nassau, Bahamas
20. Miami

Nice going everyone! Props to Pete for snagging the hard(er) ones at the end. Credit also goes to Camdawgs and HiJoedelsol for their continued excellence on these challenges.

said Echowood on February 23, 2010 12:06 PM.
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