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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019. I'm currently updating 2019 posts (Jan 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 29th Oct 2017, 02:23
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Area 51 (it's not really there)
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 02:28
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Not Idaho or Colorado.
Just behind the mountain to the North there's a well known ski and casino resort.
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 05:43
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I looked south of Reno and Carson City, found Indian Creek Reservoir, which matched the lake, which lead me to Alpine County Airport, KM45. Which I have just noticed is across the state line, in California.

OH if correct.
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 06:33
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Alpine County it is. Nice little hiking and camping spot, occasionally used by fire fighters.
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 06:46
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Great challenge.

I’m traveling for the next two days, so Open House.
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 17:28
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Have we had this one?

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Old 29th Oct 2017, 17:58
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“Hoskins, be prepared for downdrafts near the threshold!”
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 18:46
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Reminds me of Sayq long ago, but I don't recall 3 runways!
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 22:03
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Wrong continent.
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 22:13
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Are we still in the USA?
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Old 29th Oct 2017, 23:14
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Indeed we are
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 05:30
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Grand Gulch Mine AZ?
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 09:29
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Not Grand Gulch - but very close
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 13:49
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Pearce Ferry ?
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 15:55
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Correct nvubu. Here is the full frame which rather gives away the general location.



We were told by our elderly helicopter pilot that the airfield had been used by the Navy for training because it was similar to a carrier deck, being on the edge of the escarpment, but I can't find anything about that on the web so I don't know how true that is.
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 19:35
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I'll have to throw it open for now as I don't haven anything to hand.
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 21:09
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As no-one has posted one. Here's the next mystery aerodrome.
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 22:25
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One of the several strips on Guadalcanal?
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 22:44
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Right ocean - wrong island
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 08:06
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Right ocean - wrong island
With the mountain, maybe Iwo Jima?
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