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Old 31st Dec 2023, 10:19
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Cannot fault the logic in your answer. You do not get full marks, however, because of the typo in the elevation! .

The "hill" you see trees on is actually the other side of a very deep valley just off the end of the runway.

Flew in in a B727-100 operated by LAB and, trust me, if there had been trains still operating from the rail station in the city (which, we were told, was the scene of the demise of real Butch Cassidy) I would have bought a ticket. We were there to find a suitable site for the then (2001) much needed replacement. The change occurred over a decade later.

Over to you Asturias.

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Old 1st Jan 2024, 09:29
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After such an excellent challenge lets start the New Year off with an early bird location:-


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happy new year all
Asturias -it looks remote - not a sealed runway - maybe a grass strip ?
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A shoreline with breakers at the top of the picture?

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Montserrat old airport?
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Old 1st Jan 2024, 16:31
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Yes we are beside the sea - regretfully a long way from Monserrat - tho the airfield is no longer in use
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Can we eliminate the Pacific?

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Old Japanese airstrip...?
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Old 2nd Jan 2024, 08:02
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Remote Pacific ?
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not japanese - but Descol is correct




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Old 2nd Jan 2024, 09:43
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Asturias - I spent some 20 years in the Pacific - on many islands and atolls - A massive part of the World
I am going to search for this challenge
Did you say its not in use ? if so, when was it in use - how long ago ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2024, 12:27
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Better to ask a few questions than try and look at a zillion islands.

This has never been up as a challenge before - at least not in the last few years - it was operational into the late '70's I believe.

It's generally uninhabited - certainly no permanent habitation
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Old 2nd Jan 2024, 15:53
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Kuril islands?
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Old 2nd Jan 2024, 16:52
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A long way away from the Kuril Islands and much warmer -

periodically it features in news bulletins - if not by name by general location
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Fangatau,Fr Polynesia...?
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Assuming it is located in an Independent Country - prior to Independence was it French or British ?
Is it North or South of the Equator ?
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Not Fangatau - it is in an Independent country (not France) and it was British

It is south of the equator - it was quite busy for a period

there are old ruins but little is known about the early settlers


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If I say I'm grappling with the answer, would I be getting warm...
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Originally Posted by MAC 40612
If I say I'm grappling with the answer, would I be getting warm...
Based on that and Mr Google - Malden Island?
If so - Mr MAC deserves control.
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Malden has been on this forum before and the coastline is nothing like the other OPS Grapple airfields (Kiritimati and AEON).
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