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Old 22nd Feb 2024, 21:23
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Could it be the old Melville Hall airport in Dominica?
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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 06:43
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Originally Posted by Daxon
Could it be the old Melville Hall airport in Dominica?
Daxon has it with Dominica Melville Hall (now Douglas Charles) airport
The Sisserou parrot is in the national flag.


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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 09:24
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Bloody hell! I now have to add All the worlds Parrots to my All the Worlds Fire Extinguishers, AtW lampposts and AtW trees to hand when the next challenge comes in..................


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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 20:03
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Sorry to say I have nothing to hand, so please open the house.....
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Old 23rd Feb 2024, 20:09
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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Bloody hell! I now have to add All the worlds Parrots to my All the Worlds Fire Extinguishers, AtW lampposts and AtW trees to hand when the next challenge comes in..................
Do not forget the red carpet library. As I identified one African airport by the braided edge pattern of the red carpet
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Old 24th Feb 2024, 09:31
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Who can forget!!!

and there are people who sometimes complain about the odd camera angles we use to try and make a challenge run more than 20 milliseconds.

I posted an obscure wingtip on What Aircraft yesterday and it lasted 2 guesses
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 12:06
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I will throw in another one:

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Old 25th Feb 2024, 14:31
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Obviously a badly laid runway surface coupled with an area with a cross painted on it used as an engine running base.
What looks to be a USAF F4 in the background but I can't make out the tailcode.
Could be any one of hundreds of airports; we regularly had the same thing happen at Farnborough with our Buccaneers.
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Blowing up the picture I can't see any aircraft - I think the "F4" is a set of strange trees or a building.

No tall buildings, lots of scruffy electricity poles, some red roofs and one of those nasty concrete walls/fences. I think we're maybe in the tropics (look at the trees!!) - Indonesia???
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 16:31
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Silly me; different lights as it gets dark here.
The cross on the runway indicates an unuseable portion of runway not engine running base; raised red runway end lights deliniate the unuseable portion of the runway from the threshold markings which have been damaged by jet efflux. Still a situation I have seen several times; still not sure about the F4.
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 16:34
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Sub-tropical
not an F-4 although they did operate in that country.
Not Indonesia
Not an engine run up spot. Cross was laid for temporary closure of the runway
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 20:50
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perhaps S E Asia?
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Old 25th Feb 2024, 20:57
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Israel?
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Old 26th Feb 2024, 17:03
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Not Israel and not SE Asia

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Old 27th Feb 2024, 13:24
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Sheds, trees and fire extinguishers suggest Brazil. Although the hangar, Airbus and catering truck may have helped.
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Old 27th Feb 2024, 16:55
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Indeed Brasil of which only a smaller part is sub-tropical.
Shouldn’t tak long now:

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Old 28th Feb 2024, 00:16
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Navegantes-Itaial NVT/SBNF

https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/cras...-91-navegantes

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Old 28th Feb 2024, 05:24
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I42 has it with Navegantes-Itajai. Runway damage occurred last year just after a trip of 2 colleagues to Itajai. I hope to visit there within a few months.
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Old 28th Feb 2024, 08:23
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Thanks Slb. A very sad-looking Budgie. One of the few British airliners that I've flown in.

Following the theme of the first picture in your challenge, where's this?

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Changed my mind - Little Rissington ?

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