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Old 17th Aug 2018, 13:44
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I think that without some clues this is going to be next to impossible to find.

The lack of buildings indicates it is possibly not a commercial airport.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 16:39
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But big enough or enough money around to build a parallel taxiway....... I'd expect more buildings/signs etc around either a full-on military strip or one used by main line airlines.................
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 18:39
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High desert. USA possibly. somewhere like Nevada, California Oregon etc? It is not unknown for snow in high desert areas.
Ill make a gues at Mountain Home AFB
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 18:51
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Ulaanbaatar?
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 21:33
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Well done, evansb. UB it is. Plenty of infrastructure as it was helped in development by the early ETOPS needs. The ATC center had ADS/c and CPDLC capability not too long after the South Pacific leaders. I was going to post the following graphics , which, on reflection, may have added confusion.

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Old 20th Aug 2018, 11:35
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RAF Chattis Hill methinks.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 12:22
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RAF Chattis Hill methinks.
Present day private airstrip along the north edge?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 12:53
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Thank you JENKS.

Next up:

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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:24
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Is it the old WW II airfield at Sheik Othman (about 4 nms north west of Khormaksar) near Aden, Yemen?
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 16:40
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Wrong country but close.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 19:21
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Sorry - I wish I knew.

However, I suspect it was an RAF aircraft judging from the origin of the photograph.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 19:41
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Think it may be from a Piston Provost T52,with the dust cover on the 7.62mg..
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 19:52
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From the date of the photograph you may well be correct.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 20:09
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Bait - al Falaj, Oman? (Sorry, Muscat & Trucial State).
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 20:30
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Now that we're in the right country it won't take long...…...
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 08:45
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Salalah it is - 1966.

Your service.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 10:54
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Looks like Templeton.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 11:33
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Thanks JENKS.

Don't you just love overheads.

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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 07:03
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Somewhere in "Chalk Country"? The light green on this map:

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Old 22nd Aug 2018, 10:15
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Yes - the NE part close to the light orange.
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