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1  Airfields / Airfields Q&A / Registration etc... on: June 23, 2009, 08:20:00 PM
Hi guys,

So I hadn't received notification for quite a while that there had been any new members that had joined.  So, basically I hadn't checked in for a while.

Well the forum software was set wrong and wasn't sending notifications.  After going through about 1000 new members and eliminating all the spammers we probably have another dozen members.  I have also setup the spammer prevention stuff the way we have it at j-aircraft. 

So, new members will get approved much quicker and will be able to post on the forums.

Sorry for any problems this may have caused.  I'm sure it has slowed progress quite a bit.

-Dave
2  Airfields / The Project / Re: Google Earth Maps Added! on: June 29, 2008, 05:16:59 AM
If you go to the airfield in the database you find a spot that after the"contributed by" that will allow you to "add  google earth".  If you don't let me know.

-Dave
3  Airfields / Airfields Q&A / Re: master list of airfields on: March 27, 2008, 08:02:20 PM
George,

If you do a search with any number of characters (for instance just do a search on A) it will bring up everything that contains that character. 

The master list is used only for Google to find us.  From there people search the database and add things.

-Dave
4  Airfields / The Project / Re: Moret Field, Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippine Islands on: January 15, 2008, 04:06:20 PM
If you haven't done so already, sign up for a user id on the main page and post away.  It usually takes a day or so for me to release eveything, but the site is built so everyone can contribute!

Enjoy!

-Dave
5  Airfields / The Project / Re: Airfields on new britian on: December 28, 2007, 07:37:25 PM
The references that I have available don't show one there (at Gasmata) but they aren't always complete.  The 5th AF did raid it in May of '43 so I would assume that something was there. 

The report much of the info on the website comes from is dated July 1944 so either the base had been neutralized at that time or it was never anything more than an emergency type of strip for Rabaul.

Hope this helps and sorry for taking so long in getting back to you.

-Dave
6  Airfields / The Project / Re: Oz Airfields - Queensland and Northern Territory on: October 28, 2007, 04:05:00 PM
Hi there!

I just released a bunch of the stuff you posted.  There was some stuff that duplicated what we already had so that stuff I did delete (the existing records had coordinates and the like with them). 

Thanks for the contribution!  We really appreciate it!

-Dave
7  Airfields / The Project / Coordinates Fixed on: September 16, 2007, 07:46:16 PM
With some of the early airfields that were entered into the original project there were problems with the latitudes and longitudes being screwed up.  This has now been fixed and the data should in theory be clean.

Also the N/S and E/W directionals were not present previously.  That has been fixed (there are some that may be incorrect because they are generalized for a particular island chain but that should be very few).

-Dave
8  Airfields / Airfields Q&A / Re: Welcome!! on: September 16, 2007, 07:43:25 PM
Definately!  Post it up, I'm sure people will find it useful.

Welcome aboard!

-Dave
9  Airfields / The Project / Locations not always exact on: September 04, 2007, 05:38:19 PM
Hi all,

Some information that I've discovered while doing the stuff on Google Earth. 

Locations (Latitudes and Longitudes) from even the best military manuals are not always accurate. 

What I'm finding is that many locations are off by factors of miles over what is published in many books and official type reports.

Today we have Global Positioning Systems that can give you accuracy to the within feet of a position.  Back when most of these bases were built maps were used to give these same positions.  Many of these maps were not all that accurate and some were just plain wrong. 

So with an eye toward that some interpretation must be used in order to give the actual locations of these airbases.  You simply will not land at the published spots of these airbases and actually find them.

With that, I'll be adding an additional "location" area to the database.  This location will be what is believed to be the actual location of an airfield based on the GPS and not WWII era maps.

-Dave
10  Airfields / The Project / Google Earth Maps Added! on: September 04, 2007, 05:31:42 PM
I've started adding google earth locations to the site so you can see the places as they appear today.

My thanks to Justin Taylan from PacificWrecks.com for this great idea! 

In order to use this feature you will need to download Google Earth (it's free!).  You can find it at: http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html

You can see how these features will work on the following airfields:

Lae
Wakde
Nadzab No 1
Horanda

Enjoy!

-Dave
11  Airfields / The Project / Many new allied airfields added. on: August 28, 2007, 05:33:59 PM
In the past couple of days I've added around 30 different Allied airfields to the project.  All have been from the book "Airdromes Guide Southwest Pacific Area - 1 July 1945". 

Go to the What's new section to check these out!

-Dave
12  Airfields / The Project / Airfield to Check out in the project on: August 18, 2007, 02:55:31 PM
Hi all,

One airfield to checkout (which has lots of notes and photos) is Seven Mile.  Go to the front page (www.pacificairfields.com) and put Seven Mile in the quick search box at the bottom. 

-Dave
13  Airfields / Other Topics (Everything Else) / Welcome! on: August 18, 2007, 01:30:47 PM
Welcome to the Other Topics board. 

As with any online community not everyone wants to chat about the topic at hand all the time.  This board is meant for any disscussions not having to do with airfields or the project! 

Enjoy!

-Dave
14  Website Stuff / Website Support / Welcome!! on: August 18, 2007, 01:29:16 PM
Welcome to the Website Support section!

If you have questions as to how something works or where to find things on the site, please post here to get answers.

-Dave
15  Airfields / Airfields Q&A / Welcome!! on: August 18, 2007, 01:28:08 PM
Welcome to the Pacific War Airfields Project Airfields Message Board!

Please post any questions that you may have about a specific airfield on the board.  We will do our best to answer your questions. 

Over time we may add additional message boards as traffic warrants it.  For now we'll start simple!

Enjoy the site!

-Dave
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