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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 10th Apr 2017, 16:10
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Not Davidstow Moor either I'm afraid.
"India Four Two" has the right area.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 16:59
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Beaulieu? OH if correct.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 17:07
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Holmsley


I knew that there were a few airfields in the New Forest. I didn't realise quite how many there were.
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Old 10th Apr 2017, 17:12
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Holmsley South it is.
Picture taken from Forest Road coming from Thorney Hill.

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Old 10th Apr 2017, 17:28
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Thank you - was a good search.

Here's the next challenge
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 06:41
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Hmmm... no takers overnight. Here's an overhead view
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 12:44
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After the island had been taken over by the US
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 13:24
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Marshall Islands I guess, but I can't find one to match on GE.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 13:29
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Likiep?
It doesn't quite match.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 16:27
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Not the Marshall Islands or Likiep.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 18:35
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Here's a view looking in the other direction
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 20:08
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Are we near(ish) to the Bismarck sea? Looks like a lot of bare metal B24s lurking
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 20:15
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Nearish the Bismark Sea is correct.
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 04:53
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Think it's Wakde Island/ Pulau Masi masi, just off Nth coast of Papua. The jungle seems to have done a good job of retaking island. Spent a lot of time on Google Earth. Great challenge, thks.
OH if correct folks
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 05:29
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Well found Sid, Wakde Island it is. Open House it is
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 08:54
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Not an airfield I have been to, but I would have loved to have seen this while taxying!

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Old 12th Apr 2017, 09:44
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"Runway with train crossing"

Gisborne, NZ
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 12:21
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And I thought making the picture black and white would obfuscate my challenge.

Nice picture though.

Gisborne it is. XV105 has the con.

PS Is that runway long enough for a VC-10?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 19:04
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Also Wynyard airport in Tasmania had a railway crossing one of the runways. See Wynyard Airport Rail Crossing

Sydney (Mascot) while in its original configuration also had this situation; there was a story doing the rounds of an Ansett DC-3 colliding with a train there!
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Why does that photo remind me of a "coyote and roadrunner" cartoon?
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