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French Foreign Legion barracks in Mayotte

French Foreign Legion barracks in Mayotte

This is the Quartier Cabaribère of the French Foreign Legion (Légion étrangère) located on the french islands Mayotte on the opposite side of the capital Mamoudzou.

http://www.legion-dlem.com/
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Assumption Island, Seychelles, FSAS

Assumption Island, Seychelles, FSAS

A 3900ft long paved Runway on Assumption Island, a single coral island which measures 11.07 km² in area and which has a small settlement on the sheltered western side. Two large sand dunes are prominent on the south eastern coast of the island, one of them 32 m high. The concrete runway runs from between the two sand dunes on the south east to the settlement.
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Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

Shortest Commercial Airport Runway

Juancho E. Yrausquin is the only airport on the Caribbean island of Saba, in the Netherlands Antilles. It is well known among experienced fliers for the way in which airplanes must approach or take off from the airport. The runway at Saba's airport is just 400 meters (1,312 feet) long that leaves no room for any mistake when one lands there, as at each end of the runway there is a sheer drop in...
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Hashima (Battleship) Island

Hashima (Battleship) Island

The island's nickname came from its apparent resemblance to a battleship. The clue to the island's mystery lies in coal mining. Reached by long descending tunnels, coal beds below the bottom of the ocean near Hashima disgorged huge quantities of high-grade coal for almost a century. But in 1974 the inhabitants abandoned the island to the wind and salt spray, leaving behind only unneeded belongi...
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Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off

Camo Plane Landing or Taking Off

A camouflaged plane landing at the Beijing Capital airport. The plane seems to be taking off because
A. If you look at the runway to the east, ~8 planes are waiting for takeoff. Therefore, that runway must be the takeoff runway, designating the other (this one) as the landing runway.

But, a counterargument:
A. This is a long runway and a small plane, so shouldn't...
Rating of 3.511/15/2006703Google Earth Logo
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landing runway longer than island

landing runway longer than island

Thitu Island (or Pagasa in Filipino) is the second largest island in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The territory is contested by Viet Nam, China, Taiwan, Philippines and Malaysia. Currently claimed by the Philippines, it has a landing strip (Rancudo Airfield) with two commercial flights weekly and a small harbour. There are 100 inhabitants, mostly military, fishermen and weatherme...
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Kai Tak International Airport (Old Airport Hong Kong)

Kai Tak International Airport (Old Airport Hong Kong)

Kai Tak was located in the north of Kowloon Bay in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The vicinity was surrounded by rugged mountains. Less than 10 km to the north and northeast was a range of hills reaching an altitude of 2000 ft. To the east of the runway, the hills were less than 5 km away. Immediately to the south of the airport was the Victoria Harbour, and further south was Hong Kong Island with hills u...
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Caribou...

Caribou...

This sign at this airport says caribou ma(star)re something a mayotte.
Rating of 2.33333333310/10/2006406Google Earth Logo
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Rikers Island Prison

Rikers Island Prison

The notorious Rikers Island Prison. If I remember correctly, prisoners once helped save people from an air crash when a plane skidded off the runway at LGA.
Rating of 508/04/2005822Google Earth Logo
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Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Written on an old runway at Whidbey Island NAS.
Rating of 404/17/2007376Google Earth Logo
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Asinara Island

Asinara Island

Asinara (Italian for "Donkey-inhabited" but its name comes from Latin "Sinuaria" and means sinus-shaped island) is an Italian island of 51 km² in area, with approximately 700 inhabitants. The island is located just off the northwestern tip of Sardinia, and is mountainous in geography with steep, rocky coasts. Due to a lack of much fresh water, trees are sparse, and a low scrub vegetation predom...
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Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Bombing of the Yap Island airfield, 22 June 1944

Yap runway (Caroline Island Group) was target on 22 June 1944 for Consolidated B-24 Liberators of 13th Air Task Force, which bombed and destroyed 16 Japanese planes set five fuel trucks afire, and completed the roundtrip of about 2,100 miles with no looses.
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Bumpy runway on Robinson Crusoes Island

Bumpy runway on Robinson Crusoes Island

You must be a hell of a pilot to land there...
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