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Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
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Old 7th Oct 2023, 00:25
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Pure guess; Estonia.
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Old 7th Oct 2023, 07:48
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Without another clue it's a very big area to look over -though it might be in the Timan-Pechora area - IIRC India42 may have worked there once

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It's a big drawback when another PPRuNer knows where I have been during my peripatetic oil-industry career!

Timan-Pechora it is and those are silver birches.

Here's another picture from the same aerodrome. It doesn't help with the identification, but its a great picture.



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Old 7th Oct 2023, 21:43
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Nice photo. And hereís the lamp-postÖ


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That car park; looks identical to ones I've seen in Surrey ie rough, pot holes stc!!
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Nice photo thnarg. It looks like you have narrowed it down. I don't remember the terminal building looking that nice when I was there in the early 90s.

If you can read Cyrillic, the name over the door translates as "airport".

What's the full name?

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My Cyrillic extends to аэропорт and no further. Iíll be away this week and Iím sure somebody else can find it, and maybe even pronounce it.

These challenges are certainly improving my geography knowledge, so thanks everyone!
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"It's a big drawback when another PPRuNer knows where I have been during my peripatetic oil-industry career!"

Yeah well you ID'd a challenge because you figured out my route to work last year................
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It seems nobody else wants to claim Uktha Airport?
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Old 8th Oct 2023, 23:15
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Slb, that's probably because it is so difficult to spell!

Ukhta Airport (UCT/UUYH) in the Timan Pechora area of the Komi Republic in Arctic Russia.


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Old 9th Oct 2023, 00:40
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Thanks India,
apologies for the misspelling.


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Old 9th Oct 2023, 01:13
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Slb, Без проблем.
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'It's All Greek to me' as they say in Turkey.

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Precisely chevvron. On my first trip to Russia, I had a revelation when I realized that most of the Cyrillic alphabet was Greek!

So suddenly, "pесторан" was "restoran".
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It was actually " Бар" - that tipped off I42

Back to the challenge - Europe perhaps?
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Indeed Europe.
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Flat, water all round, green, instrument approach markings on r/w 22 not 04, no sign of an ILS glidepath but it looks like it may have had one, I think I see the stanchion mounts for an arrestor barrier on 04 too, quite a wide taxiway looks like about 30m instead of the 'standard' 15m.
I'm thinking Denmark.

But I'm probably talking b0ll0cks.
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Old 9th Oct 2023, 17:35
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Water 270 deg around.
No mention found about former ILS nor arrestor gear. Flat but about 300ft AMSL. Not Denmark
More than 90 year active. Currently no scheduled services.
50% balls 50% bull.

I found a lamppost.


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It certainly had an ILS when I last went there but that was back in 1991 and I think it then had a daily service to Paris. Maybe I should have gone there eight times as it is Le Havre Octeville.

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Old 10th Oct 2023, 05:48
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Originally Posted by Flap40
It certainly had an ILS when I last went there but that was back in 1991 and I think it then had a daily service to Paris. Maybe I should have gone there eight times as it is Le Havre Octeville.
Scheduled service to Paris started in 1930.
It has also been served by Ryanair but TwinJet was the last to pull out.
Flap has it with Le Havre Octeville.
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