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Old 26th Jun 2008, 16:23
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Great Falls, Montana. And I've been there! Several times! Shuda known..

Aircraft is most likely a Western Airlines DC-6B.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 17:16
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Well done bri. Yes, I went through there too in the 70s on a Western 720 and remember an "interesting" terminal. Long gone now.

Over to you
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 17:42
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Thanks Simon! Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 18:22
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The aircraft is a British Eagle Britannia, and possibly another RAF one beyond. Distant hangars look brit mil, and therefore as Brits did the routes through the middle east to australia, I will vote for Changi / Singapore.
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 19:42
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Well, looking at the two aircraft / timescale and a bit of thinking, I have two offers (can I try two at one time ?)
I am going for Brindisi or Rimini ??? at least both are southern Italy ??
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Old 26th Jun 2008, 20:17
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Tiger mate,

Your reasoning sounds spot on. Looking at the photo though, I think it is actually Paya Lebar - Changi's next door neighbour.

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Old 26th Jun 2008, 20:22
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BSD is correct. Former Singapore International Airport at Paya Lebar.

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Old 26th Jun 2008, 20:37
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evansb,

Ta!. I couldn't really claim it, as without the Tiger mate's observation, I wouldn't have got it.

Tiger mate: you have control.

Failing that, open house. Still haven't mastered posting yet.

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Old 27th Jun 2008, 06:01
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Very kind offer, but it would be the end of the day before I could publish one. If anyone has one ready to go, feel free to intervene.

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Old 27th Jun 2008, 08:25
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How about this one? Not much to go on so here is an easy clue. This airport has a rather special ICAO designator type which few if any others have.
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Old 27th Jun 2008, 08:58
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Apia Faleolo?
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Old 27th Jun 2008, 09:02
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No, not Faleolo but your sleuthing is on the right track.
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Old 27th Jun 2008, 14:42
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This airport has a rather special ICAO designator type
Then it must be Niue, Alofi with the eponymous ICAO designator of NIUE
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Old 27th Jun 2008, 21:47
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Full marks to India Four Two, Hanan International at Alofi on the island of Niue, 19S 169W if I recall correctly from the year or so I spent there sole charge of the airport in the early 70's.

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Old 28th Jun 2008, 02:08
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Thanks, John. I see you were east of the dateline. That must be odd - so close to NZ, but a whole day behind, during NZ summer.

"And now for something completely different..."

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Old 28th Jun 2008, 04:16
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India Four Two, I will hazard that airport is somewhere in Eastern Europe. Maybe one of the airports of Prague, but not Ruyzne.

Yes, Niue is the other side of the dateline from NZ. Polynesian Airlines used to fly from Samoa to Tonga to Niue and back to Samoa using a HS748. Tonga is 13 hours ahead of UTC (yes, everyone says they are cheating!) so if you struck it right you left Samoa yesterday to fly to Tonga tomorrow and arrive in Niue today, UTC days. If a passenger asked the barefoot Polynesian cabin crew "what day will we arriving in .....?" she would respond "I will tell you when we get there!"
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Old 28th Jun 2008, 07:10
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Not Eastern Europe, but there is an interesting connection, as will become clear.

A lovely story about the arrival day/date. I thought it was bad enough figuring out arrival dates for trans-Pacific flights

Of course, NZ cheats too, during the summer, with UTC+13.
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Old 28th Jun 2008, 08:46
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Well I still think it is (or was) a communist country, but other than that absolutely no idea!

Thats right, NZ is UTC +13 in summer, in fact I think we cheat quite a bit and that even in winter our clocks are about 30 minutes ahead of the sun!
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Old 28th Jun 2008, 09:16
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Well I still think it is (or was) a communist country
I don't think the locals would like to hear you say that. However, plenty of red stars around.
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Old 28th Jun 2008, 09:38
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Hmmm... perhaps I would be better served by getting some beauty sleep, my brain alone is obviously not enough to get me through!
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