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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 1st Oct 2011, 05:02
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Hi Reg.

"Depot ships"

Two stabs...

MS Schwabenland?
MS Friesenland?
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Graeme, it is the ship where the Wal is being catapulted in your picture, but not MS Schwabenland or MS Friesenland.

I have a film (rendered to a video) most likely from the same catapulting event and process, including picture of the ship; I will post a link once this has been sorted out.

There are some special things about this aerodrome.
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G'day Reg.

Miserable Saturday here mate. Wet and cold so I've been indoors trying to solve/create challenges (plus some housework ). No luck with yours.
There are some special things about this aerodrome.
Care to elaborate?

Just a query for players. Do we now consider aircraft carriers as aerodromes?

Opens up a world of possibilities.
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Care to elaborate?
She was the first of its kind and probably the only of her kind.

Do we now consider aircraft carriers as aerodromes?
I'd say no, and I'll justify my post: This is not an aircraft carrier. There was a small joke involved here, too. The caption specifically called it "aérodrome flottant", so I thought it must be legitimate, because this is "Which Aerodrome" thread.

PS. It is not French.
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Found a photo in a book of a Wal about to be catapulted from....SS(?) Westfalen...?

Google shows it with BV-139s...

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She was the first of its kind and probably the only of her kind.
I'll log off and keep looking. Cheers!
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Yes Graeme, it is SS Westfalen.

She was originally a 1906 built freighter and became Lufthansa's first catapult ship. In the early 1930s the she was converted into a seaplane tender to serve as both weather reporting and refueling station for Dornier Wal flying boats of Lufthansa carrying mail trans-Atlantic between Europe and South America.

Popular Science - Google Books

Promised the film/video: Katapultschiff Westfalen

Over to you
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Well how about that. Bit of a fluke mate.

Make it open house. I'll file my carrier pictures for maybe another day.
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Not to hog the thread but to keep things rolling

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Rutbah Wells?
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Rutbah Wells?
Correct!

Over to Rugged/Craggy Island
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Thank you!

Try this (in keeping with another recent theme)...

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There is one Dornier Do-27 in Fundació Parc Aeronàutic de Catalunya, but its stand is different….

And that even may be a CASA 127…..

Hmm….

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Can I assume that the location is not an aerodrome but a fire station, and that the aeroplane has been used for forest fire monitoring and hence is located there?
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...You can ;-)
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Did I shoot my own foot? Yes, I did .
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Reg,

I feel a little bad about my reply to you...

It may help you to perceive it to be precisely true.

Happy days,

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That's all right Father, I was joking myself .

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Has the world gone mad and does any site, yard, plinth where an aircraft may have been retired to now constitute an 'aerodrome'?

i.e. This knackers yard is now an aerodrome?

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Hmm. That picture seems a bit controversial. Would it be best to declare and Open House, and be done with it?
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