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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

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Old 14th Oct 2018, 19:27
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It doesn't rhyme with "dook" and it's not in Greenland.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 19:43
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In the Artic though?
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 19:56
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Within the arctic circle yes.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 20:47
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Barrow Alaska

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Old 14th Oct 2018, 21:04
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It's not normally known as that but yes.

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Old 14th Oct 2018, 21:34
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Closer to another circle

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It's not normally known as that but yes.

He scores again.
Sorry,
Wiley Post-Will Rogers Memorial Airport
May they fly in peace in the highest Flight Level.

I was scanning the coast of Alaska, Nome etc.
Then I thought it handy to look were the artic circle actually was.
Much farther North.
I looked at Prudhoe Bay and Barrow was the second.

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I will be online again tomorrow evening so you can think about it.

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 09:07
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PORT was a good clue.

Port Harcourt.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 17:33
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PORT was a good clue.

Port Harcourt.
Port Hacourt it is.
The photos are not my own, as I arrived at 22:45 local (somewhere 2014)
I learned from internet that at least until 2017 the situation had not improved although it looks like they have installed a new arrivals tent.
At least they maintained the Port Health desk ($ 10) and the old aircos (in a tent!).
after spending 1,5 hours with 300 fellow passengers in that tent waiting on my luggage I had lost some pounds and another $100 to get my laptop through customs.

The departures terminal was brand new at that time.
Since then the international contractor has left 24 containers with unused materials on the airport; have left themselves and have been paid in full.

Only in Nigeria

Dook the stage is yours

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 18:26
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Dis am been de quiet day.

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 18:40
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Looks like taxiways leading to a cliff for underground aircraft storage.
There was a plan to do this at Ta Qali but it was found to be impractical, so I'd guess it was the 'secret' airbase somewhere north of Groom Lake where Bob Lazar was briefly employed.
He maintained we was flown from Vegas to Groom Lake by one of the Janet flights, then was transported further into the desert in a bus with blacked out windows, to where he was employed on 'back engineering' flying saucers using 'compartmented information'.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 18:56
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To the best of my knowledge there is no underground aircraft storage at this airfield.

edit: not USA
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 19:16
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Looks like the taxiways ending in trees rather than a cliff. Might be a bunker with trees planten on them?

Might the blue roofs lead us somewhere?
mostly used in Asia?

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 19:32
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I don't think there is anything significant in the blue roofs. Asia.

Look closely at the ramp area at the right end of the runway.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 20:23
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Helispots especially for me?
multiple spots says offshore base!
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 20:28
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Military aeroplanes and not offshore.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 20:44
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Military aeroplanes and not offshore.
Is it me who needs to go to Specsavers?

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 21:09
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..……

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Originally Posted by dook View Post
..

Thanks that resoluties was certainly not on the first photo.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 21:56
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Might be in China...?
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 22:25
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Kuov Air Base, Albania?
Thank you James May and Top Gear

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