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    Re: What place is this?

    ...but it is not too far away from this area i guess? At least North-West Europe?
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      Re: What place is this?

      You can say NW Europe, yes, Ralf.
      Ivy

      "To thine own self be true.......
      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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        Re: What place is this?

        Green fields,brooms....Ireland?

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          Re: What place is this?

          No, Ives. Green fields and brooms.....umm..um.. that gives you plenty of scope in NW Europe, though I think the flowering plant looks more like gorse - the prickly stuff.
          Ivy

          "To thine own self be true.......
          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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            Re: What place is this?

            OK.As says Ralf we don't see runway,so maybe planes arrive somewhere else.In Barra, Outer Hebrides they land on the beach.

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              Re: What place is this?

              Maybe, Yves, but this is not Barra. However, I'm giving you full marks for coming up with ideas.
              Don't get too hooked on the idea that this is a "normal" airfield. By that, I don't mean that it is a dummy one, what you see is real all right although no longer used for its original purpose.
              Last edited by wherrygirl; July 5th, 2012, 16:57.
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                Re: What place is this?

                Further point, just to confuse you even more (hopefully), there is a normal airfield close by, though again no longer used except for airshows.
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  Re: What place is this?

                  Looks like a grass strip to me. Maybe used for gliders at some time??

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                    Re: What place is this?

                    Are we going down the wrong track - in that it was an airfield right enough, but that it is now used for something completely different - hence the newish looking lookout in the tower, and all the portakabin type buildings around it.

                    I was wondering about Coastguard lookout, but haven't convinced myself.
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                      Re: What place is this?

                      Since i was on the right track with some Air Force installments i am concentrating on this, but i can't imagine a purpose of a tower without an airfield. All my searches in direction "disused tower" or "disused airfield" lead to nowhere... there are too much possibilities. It is not possible to sort them out. I ran out of ideas, how to proceed...
                      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                        Re: What place is this?

                        Was the last use of the facilities fairly recently (after say 1990?) and was it of military nature?

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                          Re: What place is this?

                          Ombugge: gliders no, not so far as I can tell. But your final post is nearer, for it was in use until the early '90's and definitely of a military nature.

                          Mark:
                          in that it was an airfield right enough, but that it is now used for something completely different
                          . No Mark. And forget the coastguards.

                          Ralf: Air Force installations is a difficult term to pin down, but you are right in getting away from the airfield scenario while still keeping to the idea of something to do with flying - a specialised type of flying.
                          Ivy

                          "To thine own self be true.......
                          Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                            Re: What place is this?

                            Ivy,is there a connection with microlight or hang-gliding(deltaplane in french)?

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                              Re: What place is this?

                              Neither, I'm afraid, Yves. Don't overlook my remark to Ombugge above.

                              And as far as I can discover, "it" is no longer used for anything now.
                              Last edited by wherrygirl; July 6th, 2012, 22:32.
                              Ivy

                              "To thine own self be true.......
                              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                                Re: What place is this?

                                That was a hard nut to crack. After having tried just about anything to do with "RAF" and "Abandoned 1993" , based on you stating it had a military connection and had been abandoned in early 1990s.

                                I finally ended up with "RAF Air Weapons range abandoned 1993" in the search box.
                                BINGO!! RAF Jurby Head, Isle of Man.

                                I also found this "top secret" document: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...JZ7BFQiJHHOzAQ
                                Last edited by ombugge; July 7th, 2012, 07:11.

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