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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/5/2019. Catching up slowly - up to May 2019 now (Mar 2020).

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few additions. Also please be patient as when you are active others may be asleep.
  • A historic picture of an aerodrome will be posted. Newer pictures are allowed but the theme here is to compare/contrast old with new as well as identifying aerodromes which no longer exist.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 48 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • If Open House is declared, regular posters should not jump in immediately, but time should be given for those who are not great at naming the correct location as they may have some good images.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, pics
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki. Which Aerodrome I Which Aerodrome II nvubu.

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Old 8th Apr 2021, 09:04
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are we in Peru ?
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We are indeed .................


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Old 8th Apr 2021, 15:53
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I think it is Huanuco
Alferez David Figueroa Ferdinand Airport - HUA -
operated by the civilian government with one daily fight to Lima
Runway is in the valley of the Huallaga River
OH if correct
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 17:21
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wait.... I've been banned (again) for no reason from Rumours so I'll wait 24 hours
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 06:57
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Yes - Huánuco - pretty spot but suffered a lot from the Shining Path and various drug wars

The composer Daniel Alomía Robles (3 January 1871 – 17 July 1942) was born there - best known for writing El Condor Pasa, one of the most rerecorded Latin American songs of all time which was covered with additional lyrics in English by Simon & Garfunkel. Paul Simon famously wrote "Homeward Bound " in the middle of the night on either Wigan or Warrington stations in the UK (a terrifyign thought)

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thanks Ast - nothing available here at present - open house
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Old 9th Apr 2021, 13:28
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Try this...


1940s


1990s
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aggggggggggggggggggg I've seen it in the last 4 months - but can't remember it
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No idea what the aircraft is but I think the terminal is MXP.
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
No idea what the aircraft is but I think the terminal is MXP.
The aircraft should have had a moustache.
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Those are splendid British Piston engines from Bristol......
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Flaps40 thinks he's cracked it!




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Old 10th Apr 2021, 03:38
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Malpensa has been a cradle of Italian aviation for over a century, starting with the Caproni brothers in 1910, used by the Italian Air Force use through both wars until becoming a civil airport in 1948, followed by extensive redevelopment to its current form in the late 90s.



Even if you don't read Italian, there are some interesting photos of locally produced aircraft and the early days of the airport here:



https://www.mxpairport.it/breve-storia-di-malpensa/



The BZ308 shown in the challenge was the first aircraft to visit the newly opened civilian airport in 1948 from the Breda factory at nearby Sesto San Giovanni. A fine looking aircraft with a Brabazon-shaped nose and four Centaurus engines with five bladed props. The prototype reportedly showed great promise during testing but there are tales of political pressure from Allied competitors and it never entered production, though the prototype flew with the air force until damaged beyond repair in a landing collision with a cement truck in Mogadishu in 1954. The aircraft featured in the 1953 movie "Italian Holiday", scenes from which appear in the clip below.



More on the BZ308 here if you have a few minutes:




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Old 10th Apr 2021, 07:27
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Nice film!

Strange that a cockpit photo of a different airplane appears at 0:28...
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Thanks, Open House i'm afraid.
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Ludford Magna.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 13:02
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Sorry Chevvron it's not Ludford Magna.
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 14:05
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Somewhat too large in every respect for the aerodrome in question.
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So sorry - a small image of a small aerodrome. The best I could find.
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