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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 3rd Apr 2017, 10:09
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton View Post
Since the only US suspension bridge most of us aeronautical folk could name is the Tacoma Narrows bridge.
Er what about the Golden Gate Bridge; in any case I just barely beat you to it!!

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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 11:34
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Er what about the Golden Gate; in any case I just barely beat you to it!!
Not much aerod about the Golden Gate - and I think you'll find Seattle/Tacoma has always been a rather bigger aerodrome than Kewbick's photo shows. It's also in a different location
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Old 3rd Apr 2017, 18:04
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Yes, it is Tacoma Narrows/Pierce County Airport (KTIW). Allan Lupton has control.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 07:52
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Sorry for the delay and this one I happen to have is either quite easy or mind-blowingly difficult depending on who you are!
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 10:06
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Old Lae airport (AYLA/LAC) November 1982 and the aircraft is G-SCHH. Open house if correct.
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 11:15
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Quite correct Chimbu Warrior - as you must have found it quite easy, were you there that day (as I was!)?
CW has declared Open House so I'll offer another which is either quite easy or mind-blowingly difficult depending on who you are!
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Old 4th Apr 2017, 11:36
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were you there that day (as I was!)?
Indeed I was, and hence the date and rego details.

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Old 5th Apr 2017, 13:31
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My thoughts.
England?
1930 ish?
London suburbs under development?
Tiger Moths?
Sun quite low from East or West?
Winter as the trees are bare, so maybe Sun from South around noon?
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Old 5th Apr 2017, 18:00
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
As noted above, Hatfield. Sorry, didn't think my comment was that obscure.
It wasn't that obscure to me but as the de Havilland works was at Stag Lane when that photo was taken, one could say you just referred to the aeroplanes.

Anyway, Hatfield it is (in 1932) so over to you.
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Old 5th Apr 2017, 22:17
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
I met 146 at Narsassuaq in 1990, it was en-route to a military rear door fitment in USA. One of your 'sales tours?'
No it wasn't as I had moved from Tech Sales to a Future Projects office in 1985 - and never went to North America when I was selling things.
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Old 6th Apr 2017, 06:09
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I hope no-one will be offended if I slip one in here whilst the previous winner is offline. taken about 18 months ago on my travels aboard a lovely little puddle jumper

Which airport would this be?


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Old 6th Apr 2017, 16:25
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Brussels/Zaventem.
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Old 6th Apr 2017, 16:32
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Brussels/Zaventem.

And there was I hoping no-one would recognise it....well done
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 12:08
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Originally Posted by configsafenot View Post
And there was I hoping no-one would recognise it....well done

I think the challenge is to get one to last more than 24 hours
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 08:42
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This won't last long.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 09:15
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Somewhere in the New Forest or nearby?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 12:54
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Harrowbeer?
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 14:56
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Somewhere in the New Forest or nearby?
Stoney Cross - it's too open to be Holmesley South.
OH if correct.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 15:41
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Not Stoney Cross and not Harrowbeer.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 16:04
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Davidstow Moor?
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