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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 27th Nov 2016, 17:12
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nvubu,

Good challenge. It was the railway clue, which clinched it for me.

I can't access PB for some reason, so OH. Why don't you post another image?

I still want to know what the aircraft is.
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Old 27th Nov 2016, 17:40
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I shouldn't have mentioned looking north until the following post Napoleon was another clue, but that would have made it too easy.

Here is a slightly different challenge than usual, in that it is a plan of an aerodrome that was built, however this part no longer exists, but the modern land version does and is basically the other side of the road.

I have edited the plan to remove all the names (I hope) Maybe enough clues in the image for this to be a quick one.

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Old 28th Nov 2016, 06:52
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Clue time: It is not in France
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 08:55
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Geneva?On the lake!
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 11:29
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Not Geneva or Entebbe, but the latter is on the same continent.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:20
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How about Albertville (as it was then)?
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:26
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Not Albertville.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:36
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My other suggestion is Bujumbura (Usumbura then).
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:40
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Not Bujumbura either.


You are too far south.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 12:44
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I'm learning a lot about African lakes and French colonies!

How about Bizerte?
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 17:13
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It's not the Ivory Coast.

I see where you are looking at I42 - however, the current airport is an International one and not military.


edit to add: there is nothing left that I can see of the aerodrome shown in the plans, the shoreline has changed - with reclamation I assume - and the road layout is completely different.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 17:26
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I'm wondering if a little curve ball has been thrown in here...might this be a Belgian colony?
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 17:29
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No, French it is
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 17:35
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Perhaps I should not have gone so far north. How about Tunis? Although the orientation of the lakeshore seems wrong.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 17:51
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Yup, it is Tunis
Here's the unaltered image. Direct flights to Ajaccio back in the day.


I've been doing some further browsing of the book I've got access to, and I came across a similar plan for the seaplane base at Ajaccio that I thought I'd share;


As you may guess, there might be some more "Which Aerodromes" coming from this source.

There are also maps of routes




and a fair number adverts for aeroplanes



Over to you I42.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 18:57
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Great challenge. It's interesting that I can find no reference to this seaplane base,

I'm unable to login to Photobucket, so I'll upload directly.

Not my photo, but I've flown here, many years ago.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 20:13
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There's a reference to it on the wiki page for Carthage International Airport - although not by name. Built for the seaplanes of Compagnie Aéronavale. Superseded by the land base after 15-20 years. You can see the by the names of the roads that Tunis is to the left, La Goulette the port on the right. There's also a reference to it here - I'll see if I can find an image of it in the book.
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 21:32
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I'd guess somewhere in Canada
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Old 28th Nov 2016, 21:39
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You would guess right. By a big river too, I'll give you that!
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Could it be Sept-Iles?
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