12 Apr 2020
[Page created 11 May 2018; posted 12 May 2018
original AT&T Worldnet Website begun 30 May 1996.]
S. Berliner, III
Consultant in Ultrasonic Processing
"changing materials with high-intensity sound"
[consultation is on a fee basis]
Technical and Historical Writer, Oral Historian
Popularizer of Science and Technology
Rail, Auto, Air, Ordnance, and Model Enthusiast
Light-weight Linguist, Lay Minister, and Putative Philosopher
- The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996;
they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything. Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed,
mostly by hand. See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.
S. Berliner, III's
See also the Aviation Page, et seq.
Abandoned, Forgotten, and
Little-Known Airfields Page
World War I Eberhart SE-5E
(American-built Version of the Royal Aircraft Factory's SE-5a)
Image from USAF Museum Site.
Nota bene - I am a passenger; NOT a pilot! Although I logged many hours in the Link trainer at NYC's late (and, by many, lamented) Museum of Science and Industry, I only had the command controls once, ca. 1980, in the right-hand seat of a Cessna 210, when our pilot seemed determined to B-25 the Empire State Building and I conned us away from that fate.
You might visit my other pages which are replete with aviation-related historical information, such as railroads, Emile Berliner and his son Henry A. Berliner, Chrysler and SS and Jaguar, the ordnance page, and the Fairchild Aerial Survey page. You might also enjoy my Space Spy" views of oddities spotted on satellite imagery.
On Aviation Continuation Page 4:
All-Time Favo(u)rites - My Choices (moved here from main page 29 Mar 2002)
Marine Air Terminal (La Guardia).
Casey Jones' Academy of Aeronautics.
Dinky Meccano Aircraft Models.
Comet Authenticast 1:432 Aircraft Models.
On Aviation Continuation Page 5:
TWIN-FUSELAGE AIRPLANES (moved from the main Aviation page on 09 Jul 2002)
P-38 Lockheed Lightning
F-82 Twin Mustang
FW 189 Uhu
He 111Z "Zwilling"
and Me 321/323 "Gigant"
On Aviation Continuation Page 6:
TWIN-FUSELAGE AIRPLANES (continued).
XP-49 Lockheed Lightning.
XP-58 Lockheed Chain Lightning.
Champlain Flying Club's 1946 Aeronca Champ.
Long Island Air Museums.
Cradle of Aviation Museum.
American Airpower Museum.
On Aviation Continuation Page 7 (24 Dec 2012):
Avianca Flight 52. (25 Jan 1990/24 Dec 2012)
Coffman Starting System. (25 Mar 2013)
Weird Turboprop Shots. (22 Apr 2014)
Airplane Caught in Satellite View of Hull, MA. (05 Apr 2015)
Farnborough Weirdo. (08 Jun 2015)
Ed Jurist and the CAF (18 Jul 2015).
1943 - a Mid-Air Collision (Bf-109 vs. B-17) (05 May 2016).
On this Abandoned, Forgotten, and Little-Known Airfields Page (12 May 2018):
Old St. Pierre Airport
(12 May 2018) and (12 Apr 2020)
Aviation Tri-motor Page).
"Space Spy" - views of oddities spotted on satellite imagery.
See also the Aviation Humor page.
As is my wont when checking out geographical entitities, I immediately pulled up satellite views, such as Google Maps or Google Earth, and whil(e)(st) virtully poking around the city of Saint Pierre and it's international airport (FSP), I noticed the unmistakeable trace of an abandoned and overbuilt airfield! Wow! What to do? Paul only covers American airfields, neither Canadian nor French. A quick on-line search turned up Ronald's site, but he only covers Europe. I couldn't find anyone who covers Canada. Worse yet, Saint Pierre isn't in Canada; it most certainly isn't in Europe, either!
Well, I notified both Paul and Ronald of my "discovery" and decided to post it here, on a new page (no, I do NOT propose to become a specialist like Paul and Ronald, though).
Now, assuming that you have enough smarts to know where Newfoundland is (you surely ought to), here's a satellite view of Saint Pierre and Miquelon in relation to southeaatern Newfoundland:
Zooming in on the island of Saint Pierre, we can see just how very close it is the south end of the Burin Peninsula of Newfoundland:
Zooming further in on the city of Saint Pierre itself, there's FSP in all its glory:
"29"? I didn't see any 29. More zooming uncovered the "2" of "29":
Aha! Writing to Paul Freeman on an unrelated matter got me to thinking (dangerous!) and I went back on Google Maps and across the bay to what must be a car-ferry "Street" View looking south and - - - what to my wondering eyes did appear but (no, not a sleigh and reindeer) the old tower: (12 Apr 2020)
Not bad for a first crack at my own "Abandoned, Lost, and Forgotten Airports", eh?
C'mon, folks, who's going to cover Canada, Australia, Latin America (Mexico and Central and South America), Africa, and Asia?
As you are obviously air-minded (take that as you choose), you must see the Lion Air site! I'd be Lion if I didn't warn you to keep your tongue in your cheek on this one!
On a more serious note, if you like aero engines, see Steve Vardy's Aero Engine Central.
As noted above, pilot Paul Freeman has an absolutely fascinating Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields site, as does Ronald V. at his Abandoned, Forgotten and Little Known Airfields in Europe. Also please consider visiting my "Space Spy" views of oddities spotted on satellite imagery.
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