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Old 30th Dec 2008, 16:00
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I must confess to an element of surprise - I thought it would have gone by now.

Mainland Europe

A currently active airport which has not been relocated since the photo was taken on 31st January 1998. It's not a transparency,rather a scan of the original print which is in my possession - I was the photographer.

And for the avoidance of doubt the photo was taken from the flight deck observers' seat. There were no 'security' implications.And yes, I was authorised to be there.

Over to you,Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 16:15
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Google Earth has it as Tito Menniti at the toe of Italy although another source gives it as Reggio Calabria.
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 16:43
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Flap40 has it. Reggio di Calabria Airport,Calabria,Italy ( REG). If memory serves Tito Menniti was an Italian aviator of some distinction hence the airport being named for him.And the site is indeed constrained - the time the photo was taken it was a Cat C airport.

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Old 30th Dec 2008, 17:01
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Thanks. I've lost the photo that I was going to use so OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 19:12
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This one should prove more difficult than my previous attempt:

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Old 30th Dec 2008, 22:12
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Blackbush?
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 23:01
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Not Blackbushe
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 23:28
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Big building in the distance!
Is it the VAB at Kennedy Space Centre?
Can't find any strip around that part of Florida that matches though.
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Old 30th Dec 2008, 23:34
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It is not in USA

I'm not sure there is some sort of structure in the background, might be a blemish on the photo, so don't think for sure that there is that structure in the vicinity.
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 07:58
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How about Worksop
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 08:10
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Long shot - is it that strip near Yealmpton that Peter Cadbury had for his King Air circa 1981?
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 08:18
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Neither Worksop nor Yealmpton
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 10:08
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Could it be Otterburn in Northumberland?
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 10:10
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Or Keevil in Wiltshire?
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 10:30
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Lec refrigeration airfield at Bognor Regis?
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 10:42
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Flap40,

Yes, Bognor Regis 'Airport' is correct.
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 10:50
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Thanks. Try this one.

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Old 31st Dec 2008, 12:12
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How about Broadford on the Isle of Skye?
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 12:21
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Got it in one!

The floor is yours.
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Old 31st Dec 2008, 12:51
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Sunshine and tents confused at first, a more typical view of Skye..



Next challenge...low pass for purpose of sheep clearing...

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