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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 21:01
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Nicosia it is. Taken Jan 1971 from Aero Club of Lebanon's C172 OD-APE.

Try this one:-

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Thanks olympus, err - OK, Open House!
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Old 2nd Sep 2008, 21:21
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Oh dear! Have I misunderstood how this works? I'm happy to delete my last offering to permit Spekesoftly to go.
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No worries, it's past my bedtime anyway, so please carry on.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 12:05
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Is it Moroni, the base of Air Comores.
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Old 4th Sep 2008, 12:18
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I hate it when people do this - Mombasa? But I'll be away for long w/e so open house if correct.
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The terrain is similar to that around Tananarive, Madagascar.
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Let me make the list even longer with Teneriffe North. Keith.
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 09:26
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I'm with Background Noise on Mombasa. As Air Comores apparently only had the one F27 which had a French registration about 1980 before being reregistered locally, this photo I found is I suggest taken from a similar viewpoint but much more recently:



Perhaps you would like to confirm (or perhaps otherwise) Olympus?
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Old 5th Sep 2008, 11:48
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Yes, Mombasa it is. Photo taken sometime in 1980 just before I flew to Moroni on that FK27.

OPEN HOUSE
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OK I'll jump in with this one.

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Istanbul Ataturk?

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AAO
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 16:35
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Afraid not, AAO, too far east.
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Tarbes, france?
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 17:26
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Long shot...is that a starfighter on a stick in the distance?
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Old 6th Sep 2008, 18:27
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And above that possible starfighter, would that be a French flag?
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Looks indeed like a Starfighter - Italian Flag?????
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Possibly a Jaguar between the buildings ? below the "starfighter" nose ???
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......or an AMX ?
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Verona, Villafranca Air Base, Italy?

I'll let my choice stand for now but having had a look at all the F-104's on poles in Italy listed here:

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...GB212%26sa%3DN

..I'm not so sure!

Later

Very odd when looking at Verona Villafranca with MS Live Search Maps, MS seem to have gone all coy with this Italian airfield and chopped it in half and overlaid the image with pseudo fields as seen here:



Meanwhile details are still available with Google Earth as here:



Security taken to extremes?

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