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Welcome if you have arrived from today's POTD teaser.
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Mar 2022, 09:58
The runways are always labelled with the compass bearing on which final approach is made. Thus the other end will be 180° on from the 10° end. This is so that when the controller issues instructions to pilots concerning approaching a runway the pilot cannot be in doubt as to which end he must approach. This applies whether landing or taxiing out for take off. Simple but effective designation rather than eg Runway 1 and Runway 2 which would then require a further instuction as to which direction to use it. Most runways are used in both directions according to prevailing winds and so the compass designation ensures no misunderstanding. :-D
Thanks Mick interesting stuff, I don't think the photograph taker on Geograph had that sort of detailed knowledge :-D

The runway's are at Dornoch Airfield and the other one of his pics shows what he describes as "Runway 28" marked in a similar fashion to the 10.

Runway 28 at Dornoch Airfield
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Just woken up and realised I made a fundamental cock up in that post on the runway numbers!!!! #-o
The compass direction always loses it's 3rd digit so 10 is in fact 100° and the opposite end will be 100 + 180 = 280° so dropping third digit becomes runway 28. Thus the two pictures are of either end of the same strip. Sorry about that but I was still half asleep!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
22 Mar 2022, 10:21
Just woken up and realised I made a fundamental cock up in that post on the runway numbers!!!! #-o
The compass direction always loses it's 3rd digit so 10 is in fact 100° and the opposite end will be 100 + 180 = 280° so dropping third digit becomes runway 28. Thus the two pictures are of either end of the same strip. Sorry about that but I was still half asleep!! :-D
..and the penny drops with me that there is only one runway too! Still I'm off up in the google satellite just out of curiosity!

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Didn't bother with the satellite in the end just flew in. Landed at the "28" end today :-D



Drone view of Dornoch Airfield



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I was looking round an auction room in Axminster many years ago and there was a large mirror leaning against the wall, on it was a label that read' Sutherland Arms Hotel Golspie' which had apparently been bought by someone from down here. They also owned the fish and chip shop which I think was in Brora, anyway we have been in there. All changed again now.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
21 Mar 2022, 23:47
Sutherland minor Quiz

Who was Janet Horne and what happened to her :?:

Name two famous racehorses named after Mountains in Sutherland :?:

Where is the oldest operational Postbox in Scotland (allegedly) :?:

Space Hub...Where in Sutherland is the facility being developed :?:

Where would you find "The Wee Mannie" in Sutherland :?:

5's about enough, not hard to find out about

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Nicely done Mick and all correct, so have a peep inside Mick's spoiler if you like. Don't think we have had any launches from the space hub yet. :-D

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Perhaps the jewel in Sutherland's Stately Home crown, and especially so the gardens is this...



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We can't let Sutherland go by without acknowledging its part in the route of the North Coast 500
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mickthemaverick wrote:
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We can't let Sutherland go by without acknowledging its part in the route of the North Coast 500

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and of course the FCF's own Davie and Chris' account of taking the 500 on as reported in this thread.

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__________________Sutherland Done!_____________________

and the next one please

Random number selectors required to select the next County for the spotlight. 6 done, 86 to go

There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.
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Well, the number I got was:
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which is Suffolk, so plenty of options there. :-D
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Let's start off with the Suffolk county flag: :-D

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Absolute wealth of information and pictures on the Sussex Flag here. Quite a gruesome tale of King Edmund's martyrdom by the arrows of the invading Vikings. Look out for the flag next time you are in Suffolk. The pictures certainly give the impression that it is quite proudly displayed, on produce, village signs, at events, organisations etc and most notably on Suffolk Day June 21st.

https://britishcountyflags.com/2017/09/11/suffolk-flag/

Also on Greene King beer :-D

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