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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 16th Oct 2012, 18:21
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Phillips Army Airfield, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, U.S.A. ?
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Old 16th Oct 2012, 19:08
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LFT

"""Brittany??"

Bit further west."


I'd love to hear your navigation instructions to a pilot or a driver
if a "bit further west" is half way across the world

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Old 16th Oct 2012, 19:17
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Well done evansb, not an easy one

Here's another view taken heading north with most of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in view -



500N, apologies, but by 'a bit further west' I meant North America.

P.S. In my first pic there looks to be a widebody aircraft parked just adjacent the runway midpoint.

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Old 16th Oct 2012, 19:42
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Thank you. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 16th Oct 2012, 22:58
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Is this one also near Chesapeake Bay?
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 00:01
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No. Aerodrome not in the U.S.A.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 00:06
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Do you at least want to give us a country or area of a continent
to start with ?


I suppose if it is not the USA, it's a "little bit east" ?
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 03:25
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A little bit north.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 03:30
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Oi thinks 'e means Canadia
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 04:33
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"A little bit north."

"Oi thinks 'e means Canadia"



I think he has got LFT's desease
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 04:46
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Lots of weird names associated with this 'resort'.

Tyendinaga Airport

Camp Mohawk

originally Deseronto Airport in the first world war.

A pal lives nearby.
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 13:54
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aviate1138is correct. Well done. Your turn.


Here is a photo one one of Canada's earliest aerodromes:
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Old 17th Oct 2012, 14:36
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Smile

evansb - thanks - that is one great picture!

Open House it is.
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 09:43
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Back to ground level and a memory of the days long gone when people seemed to quite like airports..................

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Old 18th Oct 2012, 13:01
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Macy's car park 1969, looking south

and then the earth cooled....

glf
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 13:57
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....and the airport is ? I reckon earlier than than 69 by the fashions and the AA Convair
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 14:54
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Cleveland Hopkins ?
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 15:18
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This has been my favourite thread on prune. However, the way the 'game' is currently played, is IMVHO, taking the fun and skill out of it.......I appreciate that I'm probably in a minority of one, but here goes (without any intention to cause personal offence). Firstly, shouldn't it be down to the person in 'control' to start posting clues, when he/she feels as though those guessing need a helping hand? Secondly, it seems at times as though we're playing the kiddies' 'yes/no' game. Is it Canada? Is it Botswana? etc etc. Finally, why do guessers feel the need to post their initial thoughts on geographical location, era, military or civil, favourite beer etc etc.? It takes most if not all, of the fun out of it. MODs your thoughts? Anyone share my views? If not, I'll crawl back into my box.
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Old 18th Oct 2012, 16:24
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It's a free world ! I can understand your point of view.

I did a quick look back over the "game" and from the early pages all the way through and people have been asking questions like "Botswana ?"Is it guessing or trying to refine the search area based on clues we have already gleaned from the photo ?

The other thing from my perspective, I don't ask for clues unless I have had a real good look at all of the clues in the photo first and used them to do some searching. Some clues you don't see at first ! Then if I am stuck I'll ask - No point in looking in Brittany if it is a "little bit west" in the USA

On the other hand, having the photo sit around for a week with no responses
gets a bit boring IMHO although I understand some people only log on once a week.


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Old 18th Oct 2012, 16:44
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Re ...Current Challenge

Not Cleveland Hopkins. Gulfstreamaviator may have it but needs to confirm which airport as i am not familiar with the Macy's connection
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