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Old 29th Nov 2018, 21:45
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Hope your brakes worked well if you landed on 07,otherwise you`d have been a U-Boot Kapitan,Mein Heer..
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 01:53
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sycamore clearly knows where it is. His U-Boat reference and JENKINS latitude clue led me to Bremerhaven. He should take the con and dive the boat!
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 08:02
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Yes, Bremerhaven, and regret not Louisiana. Simply an Aztec, but in days long gone of limited approach aids, the dockside cranes were a touch threatening.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 10:39
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Auf periscope..! Alles klar...AAaHoooGaaah!...Hinauf das Boot...OFFEN HAUS.....


airfield closed 2016
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 11:28
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A once and future airport of sigificance for the country
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 13:02
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Effrica...?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 13:17
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Looks like Africa doesn't it? But no.
Fairly close to the equator though (about 500 miles or so).
International and domestic flights until the mid 70's. Then many years of military only usage.
Enough clues for now!
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 13:30
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Brazil....?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 13:55
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Enough clues for now!
I'll come back later then when you're monitoring the thread.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 14:05
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Come back whenever you want -- but don't assume my "monitoring" time will match with yours. This is a global forum after all
This country has something in common with Brazil, historically. But Brazil is many hundreds of times larger than this country.
An additional point re "monitoring": Many folks choose to view PPRuNe without logging in, and only log in as needed to post. Just a thought.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 14:16
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Agreed.

You said within 500 miles of the equator which is why I'm looking at South America.

Perhaps I should go somewhere north of Australia like Indonesia.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 14:46
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Perhaps you should!

Speaking of that, I've seen a photo of an F111 on a low pass over this runway.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 15:05
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Searching Papua New Guinea.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 15:28
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So, Portugal if I read the Brazil reference correctly. Baucau, East Timor? A nephew from New Zealand has worked in the country, says it was a difficult time. The 'Aardvark' I imagine to be Australian.
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 15:34
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Well done Jenkins!
East Timor's longest runway and what will likely become a busier airport than the capital (Dili) in the future -- if Timor tourism ever gets a good foothold.

Here's the view I had on approach the first time I landed at Baucau. The scarred landscape is from an IL76 that had recently crashed short of the runway...

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Old 30th Nov 2018, 15:48
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And yes re the Aarvark being RAAF. At several keys points in the transition period after Timor's independence vote (from Indonesia) Australia's contingency plans and involvement included the potential of F111 use, hence many sorties over Timor.
Trivia: Baucau is the site of the only (publicly known) hijacking of an Australian military aircraft.

Over to you, Jenkins!
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 15:58
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Thanks. I by-passed Timor in 1990 as I headed East from Bali. The Google Earth which I found displayed a large refugee presence I think.

OH for now.

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Old 30th Nov 2018, 16:07
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...…………...
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 16:11
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Bypassing East Timor in 1990 was a VERY GOOD idea. There was much nastiness (mostly unknown or unreported to the outside world) going on there at that time.

(sorry Dook...)
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 16:13
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No need to be at all.

I've got four ready.
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