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Old 12th Jan 2019, 18:40
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Mine too. Cheers!

Agreed.
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 20:15
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How about Bermuda LF Wade?
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 21:04
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Asturias is certainly having that "glass or two".

Come on. East or West of the Prime Meridian for starters...

I have a feeling we're back in sunny Spain or Portugal.

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Old 12th Jan 2019, 22:01
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
No no no no

We are about as far as it's possible to get from Thailand etc in the N Hemisphere.......... I'm off out for a glass or two ................


The only tells in that photo are that every European airport does slanted roofs and the flaps are at Flaps 5.
I have no idea what we can infer from this...
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Old 12th Jan 2019, 22:44
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jeez guys - relax - there has to be more to life than "Which Aerodrome" on a Saturday night... well there is in my life - even in winter we can find more to do than work the internet in N Italy...

We're talking the America's here - about 180 +/- 20 degrees west of Thailand etc etc

the airport has the words "international" in its title and the local authorities classify it as "international" class but I think it only has 4-6 scheduled flights a day

It's not too far from the sea - bit of a hidden gem IMHO - not on the major tourist circuit - now midnight-ish in the Po Valley - goodnight to everyone........

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Old 13th Jan 2019, 09:46
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Ok - a refreshing stroll and a coffee later... this might help...

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Old 13th Jan 2019, 09:57
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Looking at your longitude clue, are we in Mexico ?

The flying boat is a Grumman Albatross. Looking.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:10
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There's one painted like that at Campeche.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:20
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Dook again!!

Didn't think it would last long with that clue

here's GoogleErth - you can see the what looks like the original airstrip retained to the NNW of the main runway. It's an interesting place - quite quiet but some good hotels and restaurants......

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Old 13th Jan 2019, 10:21
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
There's one painted like that at Campeche.
Darn you dook - I just came here to post that. It is indeed Campeche International (MMCP)
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 11:10
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Sorry about that gentlemen.

The orientation of this runway is 06 from the bottom.

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Old 13th Jan 2019, 11:53
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text seems to say "..historic image from 2006" - I feel old.........................

Must be a steady wind from the NE - all the rubber is on the south end of 06..............

rectangular road pattern so unlikely to be Europe - I'll punt on the US of A..........................
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 11:57
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OK Mr, Cats Eyes, but it's not the USA.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 11:59
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Are we "Back in the USSR" ?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:10
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Looking closely I think the ORIGINAL access road was that "county road" (to use an American description ) that heads out from the terminal are to the left and hits another small road at a right angle. There is a bigger, and newer road , that cuts across country to the NW . Hard to say but maybe the airfield is under renovation/improvement - and there is a larger town off the picture to the NW?

Also a very long (and looks older) extension to 06 to the SW - so maybe used by larger aircraft in the past??? Or a great big hill there???

If it's not the USA it might be Australia
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:14
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Gentlemen,

We are not in the old USSR or Australia, but the USA suggestion was closer.
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:32
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Perchance Canada ?
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:44
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Not Canada either.

It's warm here......
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 12:50
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Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport
Formerly Varadero
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Old 13th Jan 2019, 13:04
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Now there's a good shot.

Cuba it is. Your service.
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