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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.
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  • 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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 7th Jul 2013, 20:16
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Clue - an appealing end
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Old 7th Jul 2013, 23:04
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Not Embakasi - and 'tis a 208 aircraft.

Answer is in my clue

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Old 8th Jul 2013, 01:52
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Aerodrome

would it be RAF Salalha,east of Aden?
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Farwania also known as Kuwait New?
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Amman Marka it is Jenks! Oct/Nov 1958 during the withdrawal of British forces from Jordan. 208 Hunters and a 70 Sqn Hastings.

Amman Marka is where Abu Qatada's deportation flight from UK ended, following the end of his appeal process - hence my clue: an appealing end

You have the stone ---

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Old 8th Jul 2013, 22:09
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I've been absent for a while, and as it's open house, here's the next mystery aerodrome.

One side:


The other side:


And then looking out across the aerodrome
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Hunters at Marka

I was standing at almost the exact spot that the picture was taken three days ago, just before the homecomming.

It has changed, the hills are still there, but 100% covered with housing.

There are a few hunters in the "Museum" at the airport, I will try to get the serials and pictures, from a closer distance than the picts I have at present, (runway).

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Thought there might have been some suggestions as to the continent.

Anyway - this is what is going at this location.


With the end result.


Another photo clue later on.
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Old 10th Jul 2013, 07:01
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A refurbishment base obviously.

Gura sir, Egypt ?
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Old 10th Jul 2013, 07:11
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You're right with the name - Gura Air Depot (15░01'17.53" N 39░02'22.33" E) - but it's in Eritrea, not Egypt.

You have control.
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Thank you kindly.

I'm afraid it will have to be Open House.
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This shouldn't take long ---

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Old 10th Jul 2013, 10:38
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Khormaksar ?
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Sorry LM, not Khormaksar
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Old 10th Jul 2013, 20:04
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Told you!!

All yours Jenks
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Open House?
One to fill the gap:-
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Buda÷rs. The KLM DC3 is interesting - as I understand it this aircraft was shot down in June '43 with the actor Leslie Howard on board.
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It is indeed Budapest Airport You are correct regarding Leslie Howard, he was killed on 1st june 1943 on BOAC Flight 777, Lisbon to Bristol. the aircraft was DC-3 G-AGBB which had been KLM's PH-ALI

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Thank you Sir. Here is the next...
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