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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 17th Nov 2017, 20:19
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blurry photos from a book - a very old book
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 08:29
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Blimey, this is taking some time.


Another clue: Trenchard
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 17:36
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Final clue - 100 squadron
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 18:18
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Ah - Nancy Ochey then?
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 19:57
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And we have a winner at last.... Ochey it is.

The overhead was taken during a bombing raid. 100 squadron hangers are on the left, the hangers on the bottom are occupied by a French squadron.

Over to you Background Noise.
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Old 18th Nov 2017, 21:39
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I was a bit late to the party but I should have got it sooner. I was on 100 Sqn - and we did a sqn exchange to Nancy!

Open house.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 04:07
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nvubu,

You certainly had me scratching my head with the word "Independent" - I completely missed the significance of the capital 'I'.

Not too far from Strasburg.
I suppose 70 nm is "not too far" if you're flying a Mirage 2000.
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 14:30
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Old 19th Nov 2017, 21:27
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Eastern Europe?
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 01:35
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Hard to tell from this brief glimpse, but it looks a bit like Sorong (WASS) in Indonesia.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 07:34
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It doesn't look like eastern Europe to me, my first thoughts were Africa, is that sand on the ground, could this be a coastal airport?
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 08:26
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Bloody Hell!!

Chimbu in one!!!!!!!

Domine Eduard Osok Airport (who he?) in Sorong in Indonesian Papua it is - a (much needed) replacement for the old Jeffman Island Airport (seen offshore in the picture below). The Ajamaru Plateau in the distance on the original picture



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Old 20th Nov 2017, 10:14
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Thanks HH. The tower just looked familiar.

My airport recognition skills still eclipse my photo uploading skills, so open house it is.
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Old 20th Nov 2017, 12:11
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Any idea who Eduard Osok was or is????
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 00:58
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None whatsoever.
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Old 21st Nov 2017, 01:11
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Good question: I've googled him and the only things that come up refer to the airport that is named after him. Looks like the airport is vastly more famous than he is!
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Old 23rd Nov 2017, 22:44
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UK open day somewhere ?
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Old 24th Nov 2017, 07:39
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yes - but not UK - correct continent tho'
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 15:17
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Sorry guys - had to pull the pictures - possible copyright infringement...............
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Old 25th Nov 2017, 17:10
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- Where was it?

I've got a mystery aerodrome lined up if you want.
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