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Old 4th Jan 2023, 16:31
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We flew in when it was Air Tungaru from Tarawa- family of 4, 4 Ozzy missionaries and a gentleman from Fiji traveling in "suiting's"

in flight we were served sandwiches and cans of a purple grape drink tossed back by the co-pilot - my "not quite yer actual Singapore Girl is it" got a rousing response

Problem was they could carry passengers south but the winds stopped them taking anything but mail north - some people had been stuck on Funafuti for weeks - including the Cardinal of W Samoa and his padre- the Cardinal was a really nice bloke but BIG

As Bear clearly had it its over to him

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I didnít name it so somebody else can post a challenge. But as you donít want it either, I always have something ready:




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Old 4th Jan 2023, 17:47
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Europe perhaps?
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 17:49
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Europe for sure
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 17:51
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German speaking locally?
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 20:38
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Only in Summer seasons 80% speaks German
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 20:48
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Looks like the gliding strip one sees on left base for 06 at SPL, not sure of the exact name - Westhoek?
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 21:53
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Originally Posted by siftydog
Looks like the gliding strip one sees on left base for 06 at SPL, not sure of the exact name - Westhoek?
You must have flown into AMS quite a few times?
It is not called Westhoek and not at the base of 06.




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Old 4th Jan 2023, 21:59
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AMS too many times. Looks very much the same place - near De Zilk.
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Old 4th Jan 2023, 22:20
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Originally Posted by siftydog
AMS too many times. Looks very much the same place - near De Zilk.
I am sure you mean the same one.

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Old 5th Jan 2023, 09:21
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Looks like Sifty is talking about Kennemer Zweefvlieg Club
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 16:41
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Sifty has it with the Gliding site Langeveld
Home of the Kennemer Zweefvliegclub.
Right under approach to AMS 09.
Which indeed makes it left of AMS 06.

Take It away Sifty.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 17:17
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 17:22
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Thanks SLB; I breathed a sigh of relief when the new 18R / 36L was opened in AMS all those years ago not least because it was a change of view. Now it’s a nice welcome when 06 is the landing runway for the time saved. Valkenburg is no longer a distraction sadly.

this shouldn’t last too long.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 19:04
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A Swissport truck in the background,
Not much of help. They are active on 93 airports.
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Old 5th Jan 2023, 23:18
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Also in the background a Spanish-registered Metroliner belonging to Flightline, so I'll say Spain and start with Barcelona.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 08:45
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Not Barcelona India Four Two.
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 08:45
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G-JOTS has been seen at airports in just about every W European country

Unlikely to the Netherlands I think

Looks like some industrial activity in the distance - perhaps Italy?
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 11:07
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I also identified the metroliner but disregarded Barcelona because of the fairly empty ridge/line above it.
But as Sifty only denies Barcelona and not explicitly Spain, I stay in Spain and stab for:
Madrid-Barajas Adolfo SuŠrez Airport (MAD)
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Old 6th Jan 2023, 12:12
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Not MAD SLB. I’ll post the first clue in a few hours once 24hrs has elapsed. Happy hunting…
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