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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 21st Jan 2019, 21:24
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So perhaps the major ocean is the South Atlantic.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 21:32
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Nouadhibou International Airport, Nouadhibou, Mauritania.

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Old 21st Jan 2019, 21:40
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Yes, it is the South Atlantic, and yes it is Nouadhibou. I was on my way to Monrovia, but next stop was Nouakchott for the night. Very French, and in 1993 still apparently very colonial. My hotel felt as from a Graham Greene novel.

OH declared.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:19
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After all my questions last night I eventually found it only to find that I had just been beaten to it.

A late night to no avail.

Early bird etc...…

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 10:07
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Hmmm, the American fire engine is a red herring I feel; too many European cars about. So, how about RAF Bentwaters for a start?
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 10:34
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No smelly red fish on you.

However, it's not Bentwaters or indeed American.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 11:03
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Unusual types ,PZL`s various,so,somewhere in Poland..?
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 11:20
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It is indeed.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 14:07
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Could it be the old Krakow airport, now the Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego? Didn't think they had flying there but seems they do.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 14:17
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It could well be.

Also known as the Pas Stortowy Muzeum.

Over to you D.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 14:24
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One of the few on here I've visited but still didn't recognise it! It looked greatly different in 90/91.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 14:26
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Pity about the OH.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 15:05
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So, here comes the cavalry to the rescue, nothing cryptic there.

Motor racing anyone?

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 15:54
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Doesn't look like the racing circuit is used anymore either.

In fact it doesn't look like a racing circuit at all.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 16:06
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Quite correct, it is not a motor racing circuit.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 16:10
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RAF Folkingham.

What did the reference to motor racing mean then ?
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 16:24
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BRM was at Folkingham for two separate periods, before and after Thor. Just imagine, 16 cylinder 1-5 litre. Not a success, but apparently very fast in testing at Folkingham. Over to you, this driver lapped at an early stage.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 16:33
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I had a 12 cylinder 5.3 litre. No guesses as to what that was. A gentlemen's club on wheels.

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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 17:19
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Architecture looks to be Middle East. A country bordering the Gulf? (Arabian or Persian according to choice)
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 17:30
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Dubai possibly, from very much earlier days?
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