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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 9th May 2021, 10:52
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Now that WAS off the beaten track - thank you

Interesting list of fares "£100 in 1933 is equivalent in purchasing power to about £7,341.46 today" so 2 pax t o London = £ 1400 today - not too bad really...

I've been on here quite a bit recently so I'll let someone else have a go

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Old 9th May 2021, 11:38
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When I visited Llandrindod Wells in the 1970s I was amused to see the sign on Tom Norton's Automobile Palace still offering Aeroplanes. We wondered how many he'd sold and how long ago, but had no time to find out.
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Old 9th May 2021, 17:42
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I suspect this is rather easy for the experts.....type is obvious, but where? The picture is dated 18/August/1938, as a clue.


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Old 9th May 2021, 20:17
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Puttin’ hole lane?
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Old 10th May 2021, 07:45
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well it's a Heyford so lets try Upper Heyford?
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Old 10th May 2021, 08:32
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Is it Mildenhall - if not on the airfield then in the locality ?
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Old 10th May 2021, 11:04
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I can't find the rule about pausing, but no point in prolonging it...... probably too easy.

Yes, Mildenhall, right in the middle, evidence of either my father's over-enthusiastic braking, or even landing with brakes on. His immediate and fast-thinking claim of a "soft patch of earth" was dismissed when no such patch was found.

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Old 10th May 2021, 14:19
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Not that easy Old not Bold - I just came across a distant memory if you know what I mean - nudge nudge wink wink.... Thank You !

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Old 10th May 2021, 21:12
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THIS MAY BE A GIFT FOR SOME

Not my usual tramping ground but I did visit for a brief consultancy

a few years ago.
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Old 11th May 2021, 07:56
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N America?
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Old 11th May 2021, 08:45
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Not that part of the world. There is a WW II connection to the location but not the aerodrome.

The view towards to aerodrome probably does not help but it will show that the obstruction light has a purpose.

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Old 11th May 2021, 11:59
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Might it be Christmas Island YPXM airport in the Indian Ocean?
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Old 11th May 2021, 21:09
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And you might be correct. Yes - Christmas Island. Over you CW. .

When I did some research for potential clues I found that it was occupied by the Japanese for three years during the war to access the phosphate.

View looking north.

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Old 11th May 2021, 23:41
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I thought that looked familiar......

Alas nothing to offer here, so OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 12th May 2021, 04:30
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Try this one...


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Old 12th May 2021, 07:08
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Silverstone.
OH if correct.
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Old 12th May 2021, 07:16
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Gramsden Lodge seems to fit the layout, and was used for motor racing in 1946/7
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Old 13th May 2021, 04:03
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nvubu has it with R.A.F. Gransden Lodge. Home of RCAF Pathfinders during WW2, and host for post-war motor racing in 1947. Now hosts Cambridge Gliding Centre (formerly Cambridge University Gliding Club), and a couple of clay pigeon shooting clubs...


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Old 13th May 2021, 07:38
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Thank you - that's the second motor racing circuit challenge I've got right.

Now for today's aerodrome:


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Old 13th May 2021, 16:46
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No takers so far, so time for another image


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