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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 22nd Aug 2012, 22:42
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Sorry folks, just returned, open house at this time!
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Old 23rd Aug 2012, 21:00
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Since no-one else has stepped in, I offer you:

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Witney Aerodrome (Universal Aircraft Serrvices).

Open House if correct.

TCF
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 07:55
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Correct! It is indeed the old Witney aerodrome, now an industrial estate.

An easy one:


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Used to take my kids to Pollensa as the beach was so shallow and ideal for tots.

Pollensa Mallorca?
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Si, seņor, it is indeed the old flying boat base at Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca:


I can recall staying at the nearby Hotel Illa D'Or and watching those Do24s chugging about in the late 1960s. If the water was calm, they used to have to charge around the bay to stir it up a little before taking off.

A champagne cocktail in 'Bar Katy' cost 1/- back then! Sadly Katy herself passed away about 40 years later.

You have control....

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Old 24th Aug 2012, 13:12
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Thank you Sir,

Open House

PS Do24 and turbine variants look 'right' don't they?
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Old 24th Aug 2012, 19:43
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Yes, the Do24 is very elegant!

My last Open House, then it'll be someone else's turn:

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Old 24th Aug 2012, 19:45
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THAT, is so obvious that I shan't reply!!
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If it's THAT obvious... I won't bother guessing! WTF?
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Somewhere in Texas...?
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 06:01
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Phoenix AZ I think - Hassayampa Field looking a little worse for wear these days or did around 1996 even
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Not Hassayampa Field......
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Old 25th Aug 2012, 06:50
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Luke Field Auxiliary Airfield,Arizona,U.S.A.
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Of which there were many, including Hassayampa Field.....
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No 6 Goodyear Field is the most likely.
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It is indeed Luke Aux AF No.6 (Goodyear Field). As, presumably, jindabyne knew...?


An overhead from 2011, showing the ever-encroaching residential areas...

YHC, aviate1138. But you are expected to contribute a challenge of your own this time.
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Of course dear chap!
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Jindabyne's prize. However if BEagle says I HC then so be it.....



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It looks like one of a dozen boreal forest airstrips in Canada's north. Anything significant about the location?
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