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Old 6th Aug 2013, 10:21
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There you are LM, told you it was easy!

Yes, it is an Antonov, it might be the civil version but it had shrapnel
(?) holes in the back of the flight engineers seat.

These gave us a ride from Kuwait and all they asked for a fare was to use our Inmarsat phone to call home. The aircraft had a hand painted Ukrainian registration and it has been suggested it was one of Viktor Bout's ships.

The next clue, which was not needed, the guys near the aircraft were RAAF chaps.

Your turn.

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Many thanks mate.

Don't leave anything on it next time.

I'm going to be out for the remainder of the day so it will have to be OH.
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we seem to have psyched out the poms so here is one I call the union jack airfield.

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good grief. I give you a shot with a refuelling tanker and 3 pink bricks in the background and you pick it off the bat.
I give you an airfield and 50 miles of surrounding country and you die.

ok the road beside the runway is highway 1.
the area was once renown for its windmills.
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Macksville NSW?
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no sir.

gees I'm going to have to make it easy enough that the poms can win.

try South Australia.

this little ALA saved my life one time. we had been flying in from Forrest and had drifted off course without knowing it. the resulting dog leg chewed up valuable time and set us at the destination airfield after dark. we found this ALA on the WAC chart and decided that that was where we were going.
in the impending dark I made a low pass over the strip turned very low over the town and set down on the SE strip. as we rolled to a stop the light vanished. it was like switching off a fluoro light. we couldnt see each other in the cockpit. the guy from the service station came out to check. his first words were "gees you're game this strip hasnt been used in 15 years. I dont think anyone has even maintained it for the last ten."
$30 each for a night in the pub was wonderful after the challenge.

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Old 7th Aug 2013, 06:35
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Penong, SA?
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WOOF WOOF WOOF wrote the guide dog.

Dora has won the air guitar this time. Congratulations mate. over to you.
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W8,

That wasn't easy even with all the clues. It took me a long time to even see the runways in your picture!

Penong, SA.

Why the windmill reference?

Ah, I see Dora 9 cut in front of me in the circuit!

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Old 7th Aug 2013, 06:48
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It looked so much like wheat belt country I spent hours searching WA!

Next one. Both the building and airfield still exist, the building was once an airline terminal:




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Back in Oz are we by any chance?
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india four two. as you drove into Penong from Ceduna you passed down a valley that you can see just in front of the wing of the grumman in my shot.
that valley had some sort of artesian water supply under it and it had something upwards of a hundred windmills across it pumping water.
the sight of these windmills as you came down the valley into town was quite something.
when mains power finally made it to town the windmills all went and were replaced by some electric pumps.
on my last drives through the town I have noticed the windmills making a slow comeback. seems the locals miss the charm of the things.
all their touristy stuff is based on the windmills.

Penong is wheat belt country. the South Aussies have pushed the wheat areas out quite a way past Penong now.

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LM - is there anywhere else? Sorry, yes it is in Australia.
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Prolly somewhere near you then methinks.

Queensland maybe?
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the grass and hills have a flavour.
never been there, maybe longreach?
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LM - is there anywhere else? Sorry, yes it is in Australia.
To save a lot of time, am I correct with Queensland?

I have a hunch.
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Not Queensland.
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Are you sure?

See http://www.domain.com.au/Property/Fo...did=2010500906



Same colour scheme!!!

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ok outback new south wales?
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New South Wales?
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