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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).

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  • 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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Old 10th Oct 2013, 14:43
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I was the pilot of one of those 212s. Canadian Helicopters (CHC) from the UN mission in Rwanda.
Boy does that bring back memories!

Great thing about that photo is the airport advisory ground signals in the photo. You sure don't see those much anymore.

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Old 10th Oct 2013, 16:46
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I'm sitting looking at a Signal Square now, but the airport name isn't displayed so I'm not sure where I am (only joking!)
All military airfields in the UK use them but their use at civil airports is dwindling.
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 12:05
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Another one...

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Old 11th Oct 2013, 14:52
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Limatambo? I'm going by the ridge line in the background which looks remarkably similar to the one seen at picture 111 on this excellent website

The Early Days of Panagra
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Old 11th Oct 2013, 22:23
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Well done mate - your control!
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Old 12th Oct 2013, 06:32
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Thanks. Sorry, just crewing-in. Open house.
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Old 12th Oct 2013, 19:49
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Try this -

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Old 12th Oct 2013, 20:32
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This appears to be one of the sites at RAF Dumfries, Tinwald Down. If correct, OH, as nothing available.
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Old 12th Oct 2013, 20:48
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That was quick, well done! Left a wee bit of the Museum in @ bottom left as a clue.
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Old 13th Oct 2013, 06:38
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Blanket Stacker says Open House.

Here's one - a 1944 photo:

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Old 13th Oct 2013, 09:39
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Judging by the rectangular fields, the hangar layout and the non-dispersed aircraft, I'm guessing USA, probably in the West.
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Old 13th Oct 2013, 11:06
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India Four Two - sorry, not the USA.
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Old 13th Oct 2013, 12:22
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Gotta be a military flight training base
  • probable parade ground in central location
  • lots of small aircraft
  • no runways
Dora-9 lives in Oz, so searching RAAF training bases in WW2 with distinctive "V" shaped hangar layout brought up Uranquinty which was obviously designed by the same military genius, although it is not the one we want.

I think we are looking for an old RAAF base somewhere in Australia.
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Old 13th Oct 2013, 15:34
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Mallala, Australia ?

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Old 13th Oct 2013, 19:53
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Terry is correct in that several RAAF bases, built at the same time (in the south of the country), all had an identical hangar layout. Possibly they were designed by the same "military genius"?

However, the prize goes to Evansb. It's Mallala, home of the RAAF's 6 SFTS and a vast fleet of Oxfords and Ansons.

The photo is aligned East-up.

Little evidence remains now of what once was a very busy base....

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Old 13th Oct 2013, 22:24
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Thank you. OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 13th Oct 2013, 23:07
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Some more about Mallala

Bugger! A bloke can't stop to have a nap in this game without someone half the world away zooming past and finding the solution

Seriously though, thanks Dora-9 for a challenge with some clues in the photo to start searching on. This one also turned into a history lesson.
This place also played a big part in weapons research after WW2 when the Poms were blowing up parts of Australia with atomic devices.
Then it became a migrant camp for a while before being turned into a car race track.

Mallala at its peak as a training base.



As it is now


Today you need to look very hard to find just the faintest traces of the "V" shaped hangar area.
All a bit sad really.
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 05:42
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Open house - OK
Here is a quickie as there are plenty of good clues in the photo.
It is 1921 and the aircraft in the centre crashed some time later, so I have removed some of its registration as that would make it too easy.
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 07:04
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Langley Park, WA?
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Old 14th Oct 2013, 07:26
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Well, the aeroplanes are Bristol Tourers.
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