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Old 28th Aug 2023, 16:27
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A very good try MAC but not Iran - keep at it !
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Are we in the America's?
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Alas no - Asia.......
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Gulf Aviation de Havilland Dove Das Island 1959.

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Is it on an island?
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Yes the airfield is on an island.......
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Yes the airfield is on an island.......
So, its not Iran - but are we in the Middle East ?
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Yes the island is in the Middle East..............................

I'm just popping out to cut back a hedge - by hand - might be some time !
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Last words of Titus Oates !
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Still got all your fingers, OUAQ?
Is that BAH before they mucked about with it?
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I've run out of hot air. I don't think I would have wanted to be on a Tristar out of this one..........so no not BAH.
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Gulf Aviation Dakota Das Island 1962.

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arabic speaking?
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نعم فعلا




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Khark Island? Although you said it wasn't in Iran it looks a lot like it.
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Khark Island? Although you said it wasn't in Iran it looks a lot like it.
DAS island airport Abu Dhabi ?
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Well you know I was quite taken aback when I looked at Kharg Island because there are so many similarities with the island in question - I had hoped that MAC would cast his net a little wider because he was so nearly spot on. That said our island is not Iranian. Important to bear in mind that a new runway 2100m has recently been constructed here. The image I've used is of the old runway. I still wouldn't like to be a pax on a fully laden Tristar out of there on a very hot day !

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Das Island. Abu Dhabi Oil Company Airfield. The Island is the site of a very large Liquid Gas Production Plant.

Well done Descol ! I once, a long time ago, had a jolly to there in a Piper Navajo when it looked a bit more like this. For me the most interesting feature was the presence of nesting Ospreys.


1969 You can see the flares from the oil field. Years later the Sheikhs thought what a waste. We can bottle the gas !

Over to you Descol........

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Thanks Q - that took me googling around the Straits of Hurmuz - try this one - not sure if it has been here before
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that looks like an oldish picture - is it still in use?

Is it in the middle east given your remark about searching the Straits of Hormuz?

PS we're all pushing our luck on the 24 hour rule....................
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