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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 15th Sep 2012, 17:49
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Not RAF Yatesbury.....
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 18:28
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The original photo shows an outline that is surprisingly similar to Gartree prison on the old Market Harborough airfield, so I searched to see if any other post-war airfields had been so adapted.

Your last post indicates that my search was futile, but it was still fun looking!

I still have no clue where your challenge is!

Russ
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 18:32
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RAF Watchfield, A420 cuts across it and the hangars have been replaced with a business park
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Old 15th Sep 2012, 19:13
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Ah, tally-ho, yippety-dip and zing zang spillip!

It is indeed RAF Watchfield!

The photo was orientated roughly south, which might have confused you. But look at the shadows......

NavEx, you have the helm!
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 02:58
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Very clever mosaic Beags.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 07:35
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Cheers, chevvron!

The colour overlay had to be rotated and resized, using the long side of the depot buildings as a reference dimension, then aligned with the 2 roads before being pasted. Then the whole image was cropped and reset to 800 pixels

NavEx, you've got until 1932 this evening, then we'll assume OH!
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 16:31
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I used to throw LandRovers and Trailers at Watchfield.

Sorry for the thread drift.

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 17:38
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NavEx has PM'd that he is down route, so has asked me to provide another challenge. So, here we go:

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 17:46
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Errrr, Watchfield?
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 18:04
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Bugger - switch pigs at Photobouqet!

Try this:


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Old 16th Sep 2012, 19:00
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Goxhill per chance? oh in unlikely event of my suggestion being correct...
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 19:15
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It is indeed Goxhill....quite well preserved I would say...It is now quite rare to see outside dispersal areas still intact or so...
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 19:36
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Definitely Goxhill from the north.
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 21:27
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Yes, 'Goat Hill' indeed it is!

OH then......

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 23:10
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This will be my first one...It should not be too difficult this airfield being quite well known...

Note that a better image can be found here:
Imageshack - pprune1.jpg
I have tried to show a reduced image with a link to the larger one but did not succeed.



Amically to all PPRuNe members

JVM

PS: At time of posting it was OH: I just hope I followed the rules...Do not hesitate to let me know just in case...
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 09:08
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Saint Omer?
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Old 17th Sep 2012, 09:36
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Excellent Spook!

It is indeed Saint Omer/Wizernes, ca Nov 1943...I hope you got to look to the larger picture which is reallybeautiful in detail. The airdrome was fully operational (and stayed that way to the end).
Be prepared I have many of those war airfields (that's a pet passion of mine)..

You have the helm!
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 12:58
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Apologies All, Short notice trip came up. OH please.
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 13:41
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Work should not interupt pleasure

nuff said................................. Glf
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Old 18th Sep 2012, 14:23
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OH - so this should fall quickly -----

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