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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 13th Jun 2013, 08:46
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Would that be the mighty Mississippi top left?
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Google Earth.....

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...or in (American) English:

Decatur, Illinois.
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Old 14th Jun 2013, 06:33
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Well, I gave you the lat & long in the image.
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You didn't name the aerodrome; I simply saved everyone else the bother of looking it up.
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TheiC is correct. Decatur, Ill. You have control.
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I seem to recall that I posted this one previously but then immediately withdrew it (and deleted the image) following a question about its historical significance... I'm now satisfied it is a historically significant aerodrome...

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Obviously an area with high rainfall due to the colour of the grass and the drainage ditch, so I'll start with.......

Is it in the UK?

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Hello Dave,

No, this is not a UK aerodrome.
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The Stop sign suggests North America.
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Wasn't this previously posted as a race circuit?
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Wasn't this previously posted as a race circuit?
I'm afraid not.
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...and regardless of how suggestive the stop sign might be, this aerodrome is not in North America.
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Africa? Rings a bell somehow.
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Somewhere in the Caribbean?
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Not Africa, albatross.

Airclues? Airclued-up, I reckon...
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Might it be Gerald's Airport, Montserrat?
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TCF, indeed it WAS Gerald's, now John A Osborne... I'd hoped it might be more challenging, and was very pleased when Airclues was led slightly astray with a photo taken in deliberately atypical conditions. Its historical significance is that it was built to replace the previous airport, on the east coast of the island, after the volcanic eruptions which caused so much devastation in 1997. Google earth shows the north-western tip of the previous airport's runway.

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TheiC, I recall your previous posting of this particular image and I'd then turned my attentions to a different post in "Jet Blast/Where on Earth"... which turned out to be a private racetrack! Hence my previous question!

It took me a little while to find your latest post, but it was AirClues who directed me to the right side of the planet.

By the way, what was the historic connection? Was it the big bang that closed the previous airport?

Open House

You'd posted the connection after I'd hit the send button! Many thanks.

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