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Old 13th Feb 2017, 19:37
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I am inclined to say southern Philippines, but nowhere I recognise.
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Chimbu is a way off base but a damn sight closer than nvubu...................
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Somewhere in, or on the way to, "A Pattern Of Islands"?
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Old 14th Feb 2017, 08:52
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Jenkins - not sure about the history of the airfield infrastucture but I think it's just scraggy gound cover

Chimbu is closer than India Four Two ("A Pattern of Islands" By Arther Grimble is about the Gilbert & Elice Islands - now Kiribati & Tuvalu)

It's by the seaside!!!

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Old 14th Feb 2017, 09:50
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It is in neither Kiribati or Tuvalu, as the highest terrain in each of those countries is 100 feet or less (and hence their concern over rising sea levels).
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100ft!!! I'd say about 4 ft TBH. Actually rising sea -level is a bit of red herring - they're coral atolls and the "land" is just where a storm pushes up the dead coral above normal sea level - as the reefs grow upwards under water the islands are replenished by storms - the fact the whole place disapears under water when it happens is ..... unfortunate... but not new........

As I said the airfield pictured is a long way from either.........................
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Old 14th Feb 2017, 10:58
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MUSC (Santa Clara Cuba) vista wise but don't recognise the prefab hangar.
So doubtful.

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If MUSC is Muscat no - even further away than Chimbu's guess of S Phillipnes -

wetter climate as well
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East/West Malaysia ,or Indonesia..?
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closer.........
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if you are talking about the one just South of Java still a long way away.............

since it's lasted 24 hours - a modern record! I'll post another image tomorrow when I get back to the hutch........
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Sri lanka?somewhere!!
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noooooooo

the runway is approximately aligned on Jesus & the Pope.........................
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Dil, (WPDL) Timor Leste.

Open house.
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Indeed!Dilli

Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport (IATA: DIL, ICAO: WPDL),

The airport is about the only thing that runs well in the whole country............ bijou but not bad IMHO
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Somewhere a little less balmy. To be fair, there've been several changes since this photo was taken:

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Pretty sure that's Edinburgh...


OH if correct.
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It could be, but wouldn't that R/W be 24 ?
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'Morning kcockayne,

The photo was taken in 1966. With the current magnetic variation, that Rwy 26 would be designated Rwy 25.

(All will be revealed after I've had a cuppa and fed the birds.)
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