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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 11th Sep 2012, 10:15
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While someone comes up with a proper challenge, can I invite the cognsocenti to try to identify the aerodrome (and perhaps the specific aircraft) which appears a few times, most notably starting at 4:00 minutes, in this rather lovely music video..?

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Sorry for the video's double appearance - nothing I can do to get rid of it, it seems...

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 13:10
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LTN with Britannia Brit
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Old 11th Sep 2012, 13:30
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I would concur that it's a Britannia aircraft but know no more. Here's another airfield:

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Old 11th Sep 2012, 22:25
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With regard to my query above, I'm thinking it might be Newcastle (EGNT)... However, the large mound or building in the distance is confusing...

Anyone else able to pitch in to help?
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 05:35
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Most definitely Newcastle, looking East from the terminal.
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 14:27
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If it helps I can confirm that the location of my challenge is some distance away from Newcastle!
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 14:56
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confused by the long straight canal so close to the airport

I am so stupid......too much funny water....glf
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 16:50
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John Deere Dubuque Works Airport ,Iowa. U.S.A.
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 17:03
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That took you much longer than usual SD!
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 18:11
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Thank you,Duckbutt. It was but a mere courtesy.


Open House
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 20:38
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I think this has been done before...

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Old 12th Sep 2012, 21:32
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Greenland perhaps? Kangerlussuaq.



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Old 12th Sep 2012, 21:44
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Kangerlussuaq.
I believe that's the place mate. I have it as Sondrestrom Air Base and couldn't see it on Mel's list, but a little googling says they're the same place?

Your control aerobelly.
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 22:22
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Oh rats!

Oops, sorry. Thank you Noyade.

That was a complete guess based on how long I thought the North Pole routes would take.



This is an airfield that is still live, but the clues are not aircraft:
old_airfield | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Sorry about the page furniture again.


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Old 12th Sep 2012, 22:51
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Hethel, Norfolk. Home of Lotus. I think?
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Old 12th Sep 2012, 23:05
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Hethel, quite correct. Home of Lotus since 1966. Although the identifiable car body was made by Bristol (at Filton?).

Whooo that didn't last long! jindabyne has control


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Old 12th Sep 2012, 23:10
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Thanks aero - the car gave it away.

Open House.
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Old 13th Sep 2012, 09:14
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Not in America, Australia or Xkxkzstan:


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Old 13th Sep 2012, 10:19
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Looks a bit like a early image of Oxford - Kidlington

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Old 13th Sep 2012, 10:43
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Not Oxford (nowhere near London) Kidlington, I'm afraid.

Correct country though.

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