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Old 6th Dec 2008, 08:17
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Aquaba, Jordan?
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Neither of those although aviate is a bit closer than Tiger_Mate.
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Neither of those although aviate is a bit closer than Tiger_Mate
In which case, I would suggest Tamanrasset? If true, its been polished up a little since I last transited through there twenty five years ago, not surprisingly.
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 16:03
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Sorry twochai, not Tamanrasset. Aviate was a BIT closer but still a long way away.
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If you flew to here from aviate1138's suggestion in Warmtoast's hypothetical aircraft a few posts above, this complete nonprofessional calculates that having refuelled to the brim once on the way, you would land with your tanks around 30% full.

Looking at my original photo, just out of shot to the right is a terminal which looks like this from the land side:


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Tangiers? Only ever been in the dark so it really is a stab
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Its not in Africa. The airport serves a city which is, according to different sources, the second or third oldest in the country. The local population doubles in their summer with visitors attracted by the natural facilities - I wouldn't mind being there now to give my chillblains a chance to heal up!

The national airline has four scheduled flights each day to the capital city in its Local Area Network.
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 14:08
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La Florida, Chile?

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That's the one AAO, over to you!
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Old 8th Dec 2008, 15:01
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It was the LAN clue that did it.....

The next one;



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Llamas in abundance, Ford Trimotor, arid semi-desert terrain, volcano in the background.

Looks like it could be Arequipa, Peru?
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Next time I must look a bit harder..... try & find something that'll last longer than 43 minutes!

twochai, well done & over to you

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Next time I must look a bit harder..... try & find something that'll last longer than 43 minutes!
You must admit, AAO, you left a long trail of clues for those with a dull memory, and Arequipa is indeed a memorable airport site.

A little remembered feature of the Ford Trimotor was its 'Johnson bar' hydraulic braking control system - a long pole sprouting out of the floor which one pulled aft through a two or three foot arc for symmetric braking, while continuing to use the rudder pedals for directional brake control! Like the contemporary British pneumatic brake control (with the press-to-brake lever between the 'spectacles') but not as intuitive. That was probably a Faucett Airlines Trimotor; a great little airline in its day, at least while still in operation in the early seventies with BAC 1-11-475's and B727-100's.

Sorry, nothing worth contributing comes immediately to hand, so:

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Old 8th Dec 2008, 21:12
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Old 9th Dec 2008, 04:48
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Very wild guess..... Livingstone?

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Sorry, not Livingstone. Not a bad guess.
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Old 9th Dec 2008, 06:02
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Another wild guess at Vic Falls then?

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Sorry, not Victoria Falls. Not in Africa.
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How about South America? Chile maybe?
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Sorry, John. not in South America.
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