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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.
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  • 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 14th May 2021, 06:46
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Well 24 hours are almost up, you can have some guesses now.

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Old 14th May 2021, 07:19
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I'll go for a WW2 Japanese airfield.
Is it in New Guinea?
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Old 14th May 2021, 07:36
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Hmm - I posted a question yesterday which hasn't appeared but seems to be irrelevant after the second image
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Old 14th May 2021, 07:46
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I did think it strange that there were no posts over the last day.

The answer is yes to both of Terry's questions.

And it is by the seaside

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Old 14th May 2021, 09:18
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OK. I reckon that is Lae, then.
And possibly that is the Tenyo Maru getting sh!t knocked out of it before it was run aground at the runway threshold.
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Old 14th May 2021, 10:43
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Same place a little later



The afore mentioned Tenyo Maru before it slid down the continental shelf
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Old 14th May 2021, 12:32
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Yep. It was a handy visual inner marker when I was flying around there in the 1960s
Sadly, neither it nor the runway are there now.


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Old 14th May 2021, 13:15
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Terry, you have it with Lae - over to you

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Old 14th May 2021, 21:06
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Thanks.
Here is one with no nautical connection and a bit more more modern.

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Old 14th May 2021, 22:20
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Looks much as Jackson's, Port Moresby. must have done in the 1940s
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Old 14th May 2021, 23:04
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Allan Lupton: That is too far in the wrong direction !
Here it is in crappy weather.

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Old 15th May 2021, 00:05
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It is Nadzab (AYNZ) the replacement airport for Lae which was originally built in WWII and then rebuilt by the Australian government in the 70's. Just a pity it is so far out of town.

Open House (once 24 hours is up).
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Old 15th May 2021, 22:43
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Yes. It is Nadzab.
I thought Chimbu Warrior might come out of the jungle for this one. (halo wantok!)
This airport replaced Lae in the precious challenge.
Modern progress decrees that you can't have a convenient runway in the middle of your town or city; it has to be miles away!
Open House has been declared.


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Old 16th May 2021, 07:45
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Since OH has been declared let us try another:-




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Old 16th May 2021, 08:57
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Portmoak??
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Old 16th May 2021, 12:43
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Banff, AB?
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Old 17th May 2021, 08:20
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Alas neither of the two suggestions altho they both have merit. Chevvron is somewhat closer and KP's is closer to the landscape




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Old 17th May 2021, 17:59
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I think the Norwegian glider community gets their dose of health and happiness here:
Vaksinen near Bergen Norway.
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Old 18th May 2021, 08:22
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Regretfully incorrect tho' Bergen has many similarities.................. the gliding club here has been around for a long time - at least 50 years IIRC


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