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Old 18th Mar 2009, 07:54
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Are we in the Middle East?
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 08:00
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Well done India Four Two, that didn't last long!

Your thread..
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 08:11
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Thanks. Having been there and also being a geologist, it was the cliffs at Crater that caught my attention. When I was there (once) in 1992, it was odd to see such a mixture of typical RAF buildings, partially replaced by Russian ones.

And now for something completely different - model aircraft flying on an operational ramp - note the Britannia's props are turning

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 08:28
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Could it be Nairobi?
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 08:58
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Sorry, not Nairobi.
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How about Lusaka?
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 09:10
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Hmm. I can see a trend developing here

I'll cut it short - not in Africa.
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 09:39
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Hmm . . . a hint of a mountain in the background on the right? Western North America? CYVR was recently posted, so not likely . . .

The pants on the prop-spinning fella indicate familiarity with rainy climes

So . . . . CYYJ? (Victoria, BC)
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 11:53
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Is it in Australia?

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a hint of a mountain in the background on the right?
I thought so too initially, but my limited knowledge of this aerodrome suggests that it might be a flaw on the photo.
(Edited to say that I have realized that the 'mountain' is the gable end of the hangar)

Is it in Australia?
Good on yer, Dave!

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 15:36
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The last time that I was in Darwin it had just been devastated. (1969)
Could it be there?
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Yes, Darwin it is.

Here was my next clue - an earlier devastation in 1942. I believe the water tower is still there.



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Old 18th Mar 2009, 16:16
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Thank you!
I finally get to play.
Not an old one.......


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Old 18th Mar 2009, 19:03
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That's a puzzle; looks sort of Falkland Islandish terrain, or Scottish Islands, and then there's what appears to be a rather high angled PAPI approach. High ground behind the camera? Is that a clue? I'm fumbling, really.
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I was going to jump straight in and say it is Wideawake on Ascension (viewed from the 31 end), as the rwy and ramp layout is almost identical, but where's the sea in the background?

However I'm going for Mount Pleasant. Capot - you were almost there...

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Old 18th Mar 2009, 19:23
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Mount Pleasant FI....DOOR OPEN
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Old 18th Mar 2009, 19:36
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Mount Pleasant it is
I guess that nacluv has it
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Thanks, Old Fart. I'd love to visit that one at some stage before I croak...

Here's and old picture of a lovely little aerodrome I have fairly recent experience of; one which I think may be quite tough. But with the wealth of knowledge out there in PPRuNeland you never know...



Good luck!
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Milltown? Not sure what the mound is though.
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Looks like Anthorn on a good day

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