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Old 27th Feb 2012, 09:54
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Sorry,Chevvron. Not Rearsby.
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Old 28th Feb 2012, 12:01
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Somewhere in pre-WW2 Germany?
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Indeed it is,Olympus.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 13:17
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Well, I'm struggling with this one. I managed to find a similar photo on the 'net but so far, have not been able to identify where it is.

Time for a little clue maybe?
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 13:45
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I came across a photo with a very similar hangar type - especially those arch windows above the doors (Hamburg -Fuhlsbuttel) but can't match it to the quiz.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 14:25
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Hamburg would have been my guess too but only because the uncaptioned photo I found was adjacent to one of the Fuhlsbüttel Terminal building.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 16:00
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Spook and Olympus,you are both correct.
The provenance of the original photograph was somewhat ambiguous, but gave Hamburg as the airfield!
Thank you for your perseverance, and although Olympus found the original photograph (post#1324),it was Spook who actually put a name to it. I am at a lost as to whom should have control.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 16:13
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Sabredog, I think that Olympus should have it. Firstly I have no other challenge to offer at this stage and also I will not be around too much over the next couple of days. spook
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 16:24
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Thank you,Spook,that is a very fair and equitable solution.
Olympus has control.
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Old 29th Feb 2012, 20:33
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To keep things ticking over I offer this...

(I had intended to post an aerial view from the final approach to this airport but so far, I haven't worked out how to capture a still image from a .wmv video. If I manage to sort it out before the end of this challenge I will post it as an additional clue).

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Old 29th Feb 2012, 21:40
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olympus - I've sent you a pm
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A fine fiery middle eastern sunset - but not a clue as to the airport. LFH
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Ha! Not the Middle East! I operated into this airport dozens of times and it was either raining or just about to rain every time!

Still working on the still image capture.
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 19:23
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Managed it!

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Ha ! to you too, Oly. Rain ... ? Doesn't look much like Seattle or Manchester so it must be somewhere in Ireland ? LFH
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The yellow turboprop (King Air or TwOtter?) nose must be a clue. Private aircraft aren't painted that colour, so it's commercial, so, probably, scheduled... Reminds me of Scottish Air Ambulance...
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 21:31
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Lordflasheart

Good thinking; it's certainly on the western side of its country but it's not Ireland

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It's a scheduled service but not a turboprop (or a piston prop). Not Scottish Air Ambulance.
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Thinking aloud again...

I've seen that odd protuberance on the nose ahead of the wiper before, but can't think on what type or what its purpose was. That will be key to solving this by the yellow aircraft route, then... At the back of my mind a voice says 'Embraer or other little jet'...

Europe?

Very flat... Slightly odd approach lights, can't remember what that system is called exactly and haven't the Jepps working on the iPad until I update... Is that the coast or obscuration in the distance?

Netherlands? Germany? The roof of the second farm building from the aircraft is distinctive, but why?
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It is Europe but not Netherlands nor Germany. For what it's worth the aircraft is a BAe146 but unless one is familiar with the route structure of long-defunct airlines I don't think this will help.

In the distance is the coast/sea.

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How about Riga..?
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