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Please observe the 24-hour rule (see below) Update of the database up to 13-08-2022 can be found in Post 1372 Page 69 Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active, others may be asleep.
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Old 19th Apr 2022, 08:09
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Correct - this is not Australia and I42 is correct that we are in Africa

It gets both wet and dry here - it's a bit more built-up since this picture was taken



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Originally Posted by Asturias56
Correct - this is not Australia and I42 is correct that we are in Africa

It gets both wet and dry here - it's a bit more built-up since this picture was taken

Very long runway; long enough for a space shuttle to land?


Banjul/Yundum. Just north of here is the Abuko Nature Reserve where I spent a few minutes playing with a young gorilla in 1984.
OH if correct.
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Old 20th Apr 2022, 08:52
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Got it in one - thought it might last longer TBH OH called!





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Lovely picture of the "VC-10ski".
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I think its still there but in very poor shape




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As it is open house:


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Now.... let us perform the usual incantations and spells .

The cars look American and are left hand drive. The road sign is not North American for that vintage The gentleman's hat is Hispano-Spanish

Throwing it into image processing software it looks as if the top direction on the left maybe Jamaica with a 3 digit number - let us be conservative and assume miles rather than kms so less than 1000 miles away.

4th Direction on the left may be Miami 4 digit number "Miami" and "jamaica" are roughly in the same direction

Most of the signs point in one direction with only a few at right angles or and only one in the other direction - so we're near the end of the line

Second on the right may be ??asaxxx possibly 29xx away in the opposite direction to Miami (more or less)

Third sign on the left may be Cama.. or Gama..... or Cartagena? ?1925 miles

I may be totally wrong but I suspected somewhere in Columbia or Venezuela - the old Bogota Techo Airfield but I'm not sure the tower is correct. On the other hand that post definitely has a crown on top - unlikely in Columbia or Venezuela but a possibility in the Dutch Caribbean and S American colonies....... princess juliana international airport in the Antilles had the right sort of tower

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No idea about the correct distances.
Could sort it out but then I am doing your job.
Keep going along your clues



edit: found another photo, not the end of the line?



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Curacao by any chance ?
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Curacao by any chance ?
Curacao indeed!
Not by chance, but intended, just spend 10 days holiday there.



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Lovely images.... the Airline Crest (KLM) atop the Signpost was vaguely familiar. Alas my challenge hardly qualifies, so little used is it as a strip for the flexiwing which lurks in the darkness of the little hangar and rarely sees the light of day


Man and Dog near threshold - Horse taxying towards intersection......
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It seems a place I would land in my dreams on an halcyon day, OUAQUKGF Ops! I would, however, be wrong should I guess. I would pat the dog, shake the man's hand, and ride off on the horse to find a lovely lady.

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Ed - chances are there is a lovely lady on that horse - I would have a carrot handy......


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Damn - I looked at Curacao but couldn't get a fit on the tower..............

Anyway - only two ladies n horseback come to mind

Lady Godiva and "Ride a cockhorse to Banbury Cross,To see a fine lady upon a white horse;Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,She shall have music wherever she goes".

it doesn't look like Coventry to me so it might well be Shotteswell/Church Farm - which is convenient for the British Microlight mob
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Burrington radar?
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Sorry Chaps - not Shoteswell or Burrington. Horse completely incidental not a clue.
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Loads of boring googling NATS Radio Stations eventually helped!
The sign points at Overstrand Village and Sea.

Looking at the area here are 2 small airfields. Cromer and Overstrand Ivy strip.
Both have two runways with very similar headings!
So first guess Northrepps Cromer.
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Trimingham is the name of the NATS radar and Tx/Rx station near Overstrand.

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UV it's not Northrepps.

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There was a slight mistake in the interpretation of posting times.
I got my access withdrawn and Ouaq was banned.
All sorted out now, apologies received but it is a fair warning to respect the 24hour rule with some margin to spare!

Now
it is time to wait till Ouaq sees his ban has been lifted.
Does somebody has his email?

I personally think the correct airfield has not yet been chosen.

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