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Old 5th Jul 2021, 07:35
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No - but right sort of thinking - not a million miles away..............


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Old 6th Jul 2021, 01:19
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Another stab in the dark... Evora?
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Old 6th Jul 2021, 08:22
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No - we're not in Portugual

Its a relatively new airfield I think - limited international connections but reasonably busy


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Old 6th Jul 2021, 21:14
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Turkish Airlines A330 TC-JOG “Troy” if that helps?


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Turkish Airlines A330-300 destination.
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 00:03
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If TC-JOG were a freighter I was going to have a go at Vitoria-Gasteiz. But it isn't, so I'll have another even wilder stab in the dark at Nouakchott?
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Old 7th Jul 2021, 07:33
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Vitoria is closer than Nouakchott.......................




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Old 7th Jul 2021, 14:37
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Here's a pic taken a few years back.............


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Old 7th Jul 2021, 15:59
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Putting two and two together and possibly getting 5….

Turkish route map and Sri Lankan FMA Pucara leads me to Colombo Ratmalana?
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Well it isn't Sri Lankan but it IS a Pucara (to my amazement - never did find out why it was there)

My answer above "Vitoria is closer than Nouakchott......................." applies in spades I'm afraid to Columbo. I'm not sure this is a regular Turkish destination - possibly a one-off
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Uruguayan Pucaras have visited Brazil Natal airforce base.
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Are we in Brazil?
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Old 8th Jul 2021, 07:54
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No - Brazil is even further away The Pucara picture isn't recent


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Old 9th Jul 2021, 08:05
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IF the clue "Vitoria is closer than Nouakchott......................." then it's about 3050 kms from one to the other. Halfway is about 1500kms

therefore the challenge is within a circle of radius 1500 kms centred on Vitoria


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Old 9th Jul 2021, 20:36
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Are we in Spain?


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Old 10th Jul 2021, 07:53
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Yes - this is the Kingdom of Spain
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Old 10th Jul 2021, 10:44
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Hmmm, Kingdom of Spain… entonces Melilla?
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 00:03
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Hmmm, Kingdom of Spain… entonces Melilla?
The Google Earth image looks like it, but we'll have to wait for Asturianu to confirm of course. I did consider Melilla and Ceuta (that just has a heliport apparently) but the A330 put me off - that must have been right on limits if it is indeed Melilla (1433m of runway according to Wiki)?
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 07:02
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Yes, I had a bit of trouble reconciling the A330 with that runway. Only other possibility I could think of was one of the newer Spanish airports like Castillo part developed, but the tarmac looks more weathered than that.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 08:12
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It's definitely Melilla - I though the "kingdom of Spain " was about as far as I could go and still say on the right side of the truth.......... Sifty Dog has the controls

They've operated some quite large aircraft in there occasionally. Iberia have used A330-200's on some flights from Madrid in the past (maybe even as late as last year) - obviously NOT at max weight.

Strange place.........




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Old 11th Jul 2021, 12:44
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Not a water aerodrome, but adjacent to a land aerodrome both then and now.
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