Is this disconcerting?

Old Sep 23rd 2012, 8:31 am
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Old Sep 23rd 2012, 2:36 pm
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Huh?
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Old Sep 23rd 2012, 3:19 pm
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Huh?
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Old Sep 23rd 2012, 3:23 pm
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Nothing wrong with that, it's just the angle the pic was taken from.

Probably taken just at the start of the runway.
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Nothing wrong with that, it's just the angle the pic was taken from.

Probably taken just at the start of the runway.
And when was the last time you could get that close to a landing aircraft?
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The lamp post is not that close to the aircraft.

In fact I think this pic was taken at the junction of the Al-Wakra road and the road that leads to the Marriot hotel.

It's right at the start of the runway, driven past it many times.
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The lamp post is not that close to the aircraft.

In fact I think this pic was taken at the junction of the Al-Wakra road and the road that leads to the Marriot hotel.

It's right at the start of the runway, driven past it many times.
Well, when the photo was taken, it was on the road to Umm Said ( that long ago - well before Messaied, or what ever they call it this week)
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Al-Wakra is the small town you go through on the way from Doha to Messiaeed.

Um-Said = Messiaeed, it's one and the same place.
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Al-Wakra is the small town you go through on the way from Doha to Messiaeed.

Um-Said = Messiaeed, it's one and the same place.
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When was the last time you got this close to Clock Square?
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And when was the last time you could get that close to a landing aircraft?

Skip to 29 seconds



Or taking off... also known as surfing the fence.

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Dammit. I've just gone on a youtube trail ending up with the first Space Shuttle launch in April 1981...
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Dammit. I've just gone on a youtube trail ending up with the first Space Shuttle launch in April 1981...
Oh, you bastard! I remember watching that on TV! It was somewhere about lunchtime GMT. Umm, come to think of it, what I remember is it landing.

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Oh, you bastard! I remember watching that on TV! It was somewhere about lunchtime GMT. Umm, come to think of it, what I remember is it landing.
I watched it at my Uncle's house in South Humberside (as it was known then). I was completely awestruck.

Top of my bucket list is going to Cape Canaveral.
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
I watched it at my Uncle's house in South Humberside (as it was known then). I was completely awestruck.

Top of my bucket list is going to Cape Canaveral.
The happy days of 3 channel telly.
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