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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.
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Old 2nd May 2021, 11:00
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Old 2nd May 2021, 14:00
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Thank you SLB.
Now let's try this one.


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Old 2nd May 2021, 16:59
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Well Bear that wasn't easy - a lot of Swedish airports have very similar towers and the sun angle made any ID on the other buildings bloody hard - I thought I had it 4 times before trying Torsby!!

The challenge looks like our office! However that's a lot of lighting for a track like that- even in it's glory days. And relatively modern at that - note the light sensors on top of each lamp - so probably post 1980...... And the lights were put in before it fell upon hard times

I'd guess we are in Europe? I have a feeling this is a now abandoned part of a Cold War airfield

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Old 2nd May 2021, 19:01
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Not in Europe. And no connection to the Cold War.
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Old 2nd May 2021, 23:04
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The lights look North American and the festoons of overhead wiring point to the same area. Judging by the vegetation I’m going to say southeastern US.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 06:43
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The lights look North American and the festoons of overhead wiring point to the same area. Judging by the vegetation Iím going to say southeastern US.
But the log across the road to deter 'traveller' incursion says UK.
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Old 3rd May 2021, 09:59
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It is Eastcoast USA, but not the south.


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Old 4th May 2021, 07:00
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That is a massive building in the background.
But does not look like a hangar/aircraft factory?
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Old 4th May 2021, 08:28
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Public Housing to me.......
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Old 4th May 2021, 09:06
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I'd say public housing New York area
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Old 4th May 2021, 14:53
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I'd say you're getting close descol.



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Old 4th May 2021, 15:37
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Is the airfield still in use as an airfield?
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Old 4th May 2021, 15:42
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It could be Flushing in Queens?
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Old 4th May 2021, 15:43
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Actually it IS Flushing Airport in Queens.......... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flushing_Airport

I think I'll go out and buy a lottery ticket.......
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Old 4th May 2021, 17:34
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Actually it is Flushing Airport in Queens, New York City.
Asturias got it.
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Old 4th May 2021, 18:57
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We are now past 2,5 million views on this thread
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Old 5th May 2021, 07:35
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Thanks Teusje it looked like a real challenge - I'd settled in for a long haul through every current and old airport in NE USA , fired up Google Earth and Zoomed in on one of the more "historic "parts of NY (I actually mean to start in New Jersey) and saw the name "Flushing" - which fired off an old memory of the airport closing. Street View and then Google took me home in style.

I know the Thread Gods will exact get vengeance in due time.

Here's one a long way away



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lets try a sunnier day...............

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Is it Chivenor? No it's not Chivenor. I now think it is Predannack.

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