Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.
    Hide Wikipost
Old 2nd Mar 2020, 14:35   -   Wikipost
PPRuNe Forums Thread Wiki: Which Aerodrome Mk III
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: nvubu
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.
Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki. Which Aerodrome I Which Aerodrome II nvubu.

Print Wikipost

Which Aerodrome Mk III

Old 25th Sep 2012, 16:52
  #2721 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67
Posts: 710
Sal International

TCF
TheChitterneFlyer is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2012, 17:16
  #2722 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chester UK
Age: 80
Posts: 932
Thats it. Sal International (SID) Cabo Verde in the early 707s with a Lloyd International 707. TheChitterneflyer has control.

Last edited by one11; 25th Sep 2012 at 17:17.
one11 is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2012, 17:32
  #2723 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67
Posts: 710
Try this one

TheChitterneFlyer is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2012, 21:01
  #2724 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: River Thames & Surrey
Age: 71
Posts: 8,731
Bathurst aka Banjul Yundum?
chevvron is offline  
Old 25th Sep 2012, 21:33
  #2725 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67
Posts: 710
No sir. But the correct part of the world.
TheChitterneFlyer is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2012, 08:25
  #2726 (permalink)  

 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: London,Bucharest...wherever...
Posts: 1,014
Saint Louis - Senegal? if so open house...
Boss Raptor is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2012, 17:26
  #2727 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 67
Posts: 710
Open House it is...
TheChitterneFlyer is offline  
Old 26th Sep 2012, 18:12
  #2728 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
India Four Two is online now  
Old 26th Sep 2012, 22:27
  #2729 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Age: 60
Posts: 504
Is it a Port of Entry?

C2j
Cubs2jets is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2012, 03:27
  #2730 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
Is it a Port of Entry?
Unlikely C2j. The callout charge would be high. A five hour drive for the customs officers!
India Four Two is online now  
Old 27th Sep 2012, 13:54
  #2731 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 791
New Zealand ..... South Island ? . LFH
Lordflasheart is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2012, 15:18
  #2732 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
LFH,

No, but correct hemisphere.
India Four Two is online now  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 01:22
  #2733 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
A clue. This airstrip and the nearby tourist resort are both named after the hills in the background.

Edited to avoid sending people in the wrong direction. The name does not include any of the following words: hill, mountain, range, ridge, escarpment.

Last edited by India Four Two; 28th Sep 2012 at 06:15.
India Four Two is online now  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 09:44
  #2734 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Downunder
Posts: 283
Terrain looks like somewhere in the Kimberleys - Bungle Bungles perhaps?
Right or wrong, I must say how nice it is to return to the slow process of clues and reasoning rather than Google photo matching!

Edit: No response from India Four Two yet and I'm offline for a while from now so if by any chance I'm correct, please throw open.

Last edited by Max Tow; 28th Sep 2012 at 11:30.
Max Tow is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:14
  #2735 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hotel Gypsy
Posts: 2,831
I'm guessing one of the South African resorts. Something like Giant's Castle?

Last edited by Cows getting bigger; 28th Sep 2012 at 12:14.
Cows getting bigger is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 12:49
  #2736 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Bali H'ai
Posts: 415
I also go with the South African scene, the upturned crust looks like Western Cape (Hex River Valley) but the trees and meadow suggests Eastern Cape.
Sultan Ismail is online now  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 14:06
  #2737 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
We're making progress here.

cgb and SI,

Having looked at some pictures of Hex River Valley I can see why you might think that. Wearing my geologist's hat, I think I would have started looking in South Africa too.

However, this aerodrome is not in that part of Gondwanaland. Max Tow is closer Here's the front lawn of the resort:


but this is not the Kimberleys or Bungle Bungles.

Last edited by India Four Two; 28th Sep 2012 at 14:09.
India Four Two is online now  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 18:54
  #2738 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 457
My first attempt. MalaMala?
cuefaye is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2012, 20:14
  #2739 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SE Qld, Australia
Age: 73
Posts: 1,004
To see that part of South Australia looking so green had me totally foxed, but I recognize the kangaroo on the left!

Wilpena Homestead perhaps?

If so, OH.

Last edited by Dora-9; 29th Sep 2012 at 02:06.
Dora-9 is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2012, 02:30
  #2740 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: CYYC (Calgary)
Posts: 5,370
but I recognize the kangaroo on the left!
Dora-9,

Yes, I thought it was Skippy, too, but I don't see any butcher birds in the trees.

The airstrip and resort at Wilpena Pound, SA. The airstrip picture must have been taken after a big wet. I went there once and it was a typical dry, dusty outback scene.

I knew as soon as I posted that picture of the resort, you or one of your Ozzie mates would get it.

Wilpena Pound is a spectacular eroded syncline in the Flinders Ranges. The airstrip is in the flat, yellowish area in the centre right. The white area at the top left is the salt flats of Lake Torrens.




Dora-9 has declared Open House.
India Four Two is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright İ 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.