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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 1st Nov 2017, 08:40
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Not Iwo Jima - too far west.
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 17:44
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New Caledonia?
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 19:11
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Not New Caledonia - still too far West, and also too far south.


It is by the seaside
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 20:26
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Dillingham Airfield, HI. ?
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Old 1st Nov 2017, 22:48
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SMOKEON has it - known as Mokuleia Army Airfield when the picture was taken.


You have control.
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Old 2nd Nov 2017, 08:37
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Thank you,nvubu.
Open House.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 15:23
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All gone a bit quiet, so here's another one from me.



This airfield has been photobucketed before - so all the images have disappeared.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 15:28
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QANTAS V jet, Air France stairs, troops disembarking.

Where I am right now? Tan Son Nhat?
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 15:43
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That's the one, didn't think it would last long, and thought you'd get it.
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Old 7th Nov 2017, 15:56
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Thanks nvubu.

It’s pushing 2300 local, the beer is flowing and the locals are friendly, so open house.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 13:50
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Let's see if this one lasts any longer
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 14:15
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Possibly a “Lima site”?
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 14:51
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Had to look up "Lima" site. It isn't in Laos and it doesn't appear on this list
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 16:47
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I’m not surprised you had to look it up. The Lima sites were secret!

A visit to Long Tieng (LS20A) is on my bucket list.

Is your mystery aerodrome a bit further east?
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 19:19
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Quite a bit further east, in the south as well.
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 18:07
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Borneo/Kalimantan??
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 18:08
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Not Borneo/Kalimantan. I42 is on the right track. South Vietnam.
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Old 10th Nov 2017, 18:17
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- but he kno ws that part of the world like the back of his hand........... unfair! Unfair!!

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Old 10th Nov 2017, 19:15
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Ah, but I foxed him with Quy Nhon/Qui Nhon last month.

I thought I knew a lot about airfields in Vietnam, but this was a complete surprise. A major airfield completely enveloped by a city.
Although to be fair, this one is still recognisable from the air.
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Old 11th Nov 2017, 02:11
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Quite a bit further east, in the south as well.
Ah, the vagaries of the English language. By “a bit further east” I meant Vietnam and so I was also mislead by “Quite a bit ...”.

Caution - thread drift.

No research today for me, as I’m visiting Yangon for the first time. A friend is showing me around and our first stop, very appropriate given the date, is the Taukkyan War Cemetery - 6400 graves and 27000 names of soldiers with no known grave, listed on the Rangoon Memorial. Very thought provoking.
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