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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 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 11th Nov 2016, 22:09
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Here's today's more specific clue.

Four different air forces have operated out of this airfield.
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 02:56
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Wouldn't be Pristina, would it?
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Old 12th Nov 2016, 03:24
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No, it wouldn't be.

Too far north.
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 07:52
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Originally built by the US Navy.
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 20:12
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Just a guess, but the mountains behind look reminiscent of the Oman, so how about Seeb?
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 00:12
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Not Seeb - wrong tower, not built by USN, not historically significant - I'd N Africa?? Morooco/Algeria/Tunisia
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 02:20
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Macao? (US Navy, Japan, Portugal and China being the air forces?)
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 08:15
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jensdad is getting close.

Not China, but in SE Asia.

And just for the record, none of the air forces mentioned by jensdad operated this airfield. It was built by the US Navy, but the first operator was the USAF.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 08:28
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Cam Ranh International Airport (IATA: CXR, ICAO: VVCR), Vietnam.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 09:06
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evansb has it - Cam Ranh Bay.

The air forces were:

USAF
SVNAF
NVNAF
Russian Air Force

It is now mainly the civilian airport for Nha Trang, instead of the old airport in Nha Trang, which was so convenient, you could take a cyclo (pedicab) from the airport to your hotel. Nowadays it takes 45 minutes by bus.

Over to you Bri. I didn't expect to hear from you at this hour!
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 17:06
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Thank you for the excellent challenge. I am not in my usual time zone. Alas, I have no mystery aerodrome photo to offer, so it is OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 18:38
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I managed to find one:
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 19:57
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Excellent post, I42, Although I did not have a chance at getting it, I enjoyed the tooing and froing.
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Old 15th Nov 2016, 23:50
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That aerodrome looks much as I remember Madang, PNG, looking when we were there in 1982 so that's my answer.
OH if correct as I'm a bit short of time.
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 04:15
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It is indeed Madang Airport (IATA: MAG, ICAO: AYMD), Papua New Guinea.
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Old 16th Nov 2016, 09:55
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Excellent post, I42, Although I did not have a chance at getting it, I enjoyed the tooing and froing.
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Thank you. I always like posting a picture I took myself, because there is no copy of it on the Internet

I must admit though, I was getting a bit concerned about the initial lack of activity. I thought perhaps people had lost interest!
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 15:37
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Since Alan declared OH try this one:

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Old 17th Nov 2016, 16:06
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KBFI Boeing Field, Seattle WA?
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 16:16
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Sorry,not KBFI.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 21:58
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I think that is Tenerife North/Los Rodeos GCXO , if correct Open House as I regret nothing to offer
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