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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.
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 12:22
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SD - you are too good at this - Huntsville it is
It opened as Huntsville flying field in the early 30s with a sod runway which closed in 1941- reopened in 1942 with a paved runway- Eastern Airways services began there in 1946
YHC
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 16:14
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Thank you,descol.
Apologies for the ;
Open House
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Landivisiau ?
If correct, open house.
OPF

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Landivisiau


Open House.
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As it's Open House ...


edit: just checked ... it has appeared before, but with a much more recent photo.

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R.A.F. Honington?
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 20:27
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Looks a bit like Manby?

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Old 6th Jul 2012, 20:30
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Not Honnington, Manby or Shawbury.

edit: CGB - you were closer with Shawbury

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Old 6th Jul 2012, 20:39
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Sleap ? (yawn, just to get to 10 characters)
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 20:42
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Sealand.

Ciarain.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 21:17
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Scampton? -- I think

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I think it may be Ternhill
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 23:22
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None of Sleap, Sealand or Scampton.

Closest so far is Honnington - by about 10,500 Smoots according to GE

Will check back in in the morning.

edit: Neither is it Ternhill

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Old 7th Jul 2012, 04:23
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How about Hemswell?
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Not Hemswell either
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RAF Catterick
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Sorry Tempsford, it isn't Catterick either.

All suggestions to date are all far too north.

I'm just off out for a couple of hours ... I'll post an overhead on my return.
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Actually double checking my source - I might be talking a load of cobblers as I now think that it might be a generic photo shot relating to the subject in hand.

So here are the overheads which should be a dead giveaway

1945:


1948:


If I am talking cobblers, I have no idea of where the original photo was of - apologies.

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Old 7th Jul 2012, 09:01
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airfield ?

Silverstone ? OH if correct PH.
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