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Old 25th Mar 2009, 21:11
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You are quite correct evans, I was too far right in the photo.
The airport is East of the town. I mistook a road.
My mistake.......
Back to airports........
Sorry guys!

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Old 26th Mar 2009, 13:24
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Think it belongs to Madbob guys.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 13:31
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Sorry for asking, but couldn't find a definite answer: what is the "deadline" for the winner to post a new challenge? Would it otherwise make sense for Slim S to post a new one, or does it become open house after a while?
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 13:40
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old fart beat me to it by one minute as I was transferring the data, so I had to delete my offering. Ready to re-post if there are no takers ready.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 15:14
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Madbob Here. Thanks For The Acknowledgement. I Declare It Open House To Post The Next Teaser.

As A Ps To My Earlier Answer I Could Also Have Mentioned Hookers Point Which Was An Earlier Attempt At Siting An Airfield Close To Stanley. That Site I Think Is Just Out Of Old Fart's Photo.

The Floor Is Yours Gents.

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Old 26th Mar 2009, 15:36
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Thanks, back to the heat!

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Old 26th Mar 2009, 15:45
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Thumeir Airstrip. Aden
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 15:50
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Fraid not.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 17:16
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You are correct regarding the coast Jenkins, but it is not Ryan.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 18:23
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Somewhere in Oman I think -Seeb perhaps?
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 19:12
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Not Seeb, but you are getting close.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 19:44
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Salalah perhaps?
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 21:24
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On the taxi ride into Muscat from Seeb (1973 I think) we passed an airfield which was still operational. It appeared to be very much one way in and the same way out. Trouble is I never knew the name could it just be called Muscat.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 21:48
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There was an airfield called Azaiba used by Petroleum Develoment Oman and Gulf Air Charter for PDO just to the East of Seeb. It is now built over.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 22:13
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It is Bait al Falaj - 1960. Taken shortly after they built the concrete parking area. The visiting Twin Pioneer and Pembroke belong to 152 Sqn, Bahrain. The SOAF Single Pioneer, based at Bait al Falaj, was maintained by Airwork.

You have control Jenkins.
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Old 26th Mar 2009, 22:31
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I seem to remember Azaiba was situated abot 15 miles northwest of Muscat slightly inland on the flat ground to the west of what became Seeb. I only landed there a couple of times. Bait was on the edge of Muscat town in a small valley.
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 00:19
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I believe we were the second aircraft to use Seeb in the week prior to the official opening.
If I remember rightly the first was a Skyvan which was alongside us on the blinding white apron.
Let's say the Dove gave it the baptism of oil
Just checked my LB, it was the 16th Feb 1973. Hunting Surveys Mk8 Dove
G-ARHX. Arrived from Doha

AAAH De Havilland!




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Thank you

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Old 27th Mar 2009, 00:50
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San Sebastian ?
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Old 27th Mar 2009, 00:57
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"Piece of Cake. Over to you G-CC."

It's gone very quiet, I think my rather glib response above to Golf Charlie Charlie did not clearly acknowledge that it was San Sebastian (Fuentarrabia).
If that is so I apologise. Golf Charlie Charlie you have control.

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Old 28th Mar 2009, 20:25
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In the 48-hour absence of a response from Golf Charlie Charlie, here is the next "Which Aerodrome?":
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