You have sweet talked me, see -
As is clearly visible, this is stitched together from 15 screen shots from Google Earth. I could have done it without the remnants of the navigation tools but since it was intended for modelling for a flight simulator - which I might get around to eventually - these didn't really matter. Near enough is good enough for Government work !
Yes, the history of this airfield, and that of its sister at Banff, is interesting. They were originally RAF training bases but in the Autumn of 1944 the RAF moved their anti-shipping Squadrons there from southern England because by that time the Allies owned the English Channel. What became known as the Banff Wing was employed on anti-shipping strikes around the Norwegian coast, the Skagerrak and up into the Baltic. For maintenance simplicity the Mosquito Squadrons were based at Banff and the Beaufighter Squadrons at Dallachy. And I have always had a soft spot for the Beaufighter !
I would not have thought of using Publisher, or any other desktop publishing package, for this purpose but it would certainly work. I would just have stitched them together in my graphics package and printed from there, but your comment about A3 is a good one. For those unfamiliar with European paper sizes, A3 is approximately 42 x 59.5 centimetres, or 16.5 x 23.4 inches.