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Old 29th Jan 2018, 12:11
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Lanyu, Orchid Island Taiwan? (KYD)


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Old 29th Jan 2018, 14:02
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A precision strike, Harry.

Lanyu Island, just off the SE coast of Taiwan, home to a large population of indigenous people, who are not very happy about their island being used as a dumping ground for waste from nuclear power stations.



Here are some of the canoes that inspired the terminal building's architecture, with the symbol that dook mentioned:



An unconventional disembarkation from a Twin Otter:





HH has control.

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Old 29th Jan 2018, 14:30
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Actually I'll hand it to Dook - his/her Taiwan suggestion led me to Google Taiwan Airports ................... which was a bit too easy..................

That airport looks like an interesting landing????

Amazed someone went off the runway on the UPHILL side
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 15:10
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HH,

I thought about that too, but looking at the runway orientation, I suspect they get healthy onshore crosswinds.

As HH graciously said, dook has control.

PS I recently completed the Melbourne to Hong Kong leg of the Round-the-World virtual race on sailonline.org. Quite a few PPRuNers participate - my vessel is Miss Saigon. When transiting the chain of islands in the Luzon Strait, I wondered where the boundary between the Philippines and Taiwan was. That's how I discovered Lanyu/Orchid island.
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Actually I'll hand it to Dook -
Thank you HH - very honourable of you. I have nothing ready so please take it yourself.
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OK....... still in use but not for landings.....

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UK military ?
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UK military ?
Sometimes....
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 09:16
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Looks more like a film set - Bovingdon?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 10:39
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Sometimes....
Might it therefore be also American ?
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Wroughton?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 11:24
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Wroughton?
I know both Bovingdon and Wroughton but I don't think it's either; I would take a first stab at Manston.
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 12:00
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Sculthorpe?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 12:03
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Upper Heyford ?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 12:22
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
I know both Bovingdon and Wroughton but I don't think it's either; I would take a first stab at Manston.
I know Wroughton also, I spent a week in hospital there ... Great fun
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East Fortune?
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Woodbridge or Bentwaters?
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Old 30th Jan 2018, 13:48
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All close but wrong

Dook is correct in that has been both RAF and US - but not U Heyford either


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F100? Wethersfield.
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Or with all those trees, Lakenheath.
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