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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019. 1/4 way through updating 2019 posts (Feb 2020).

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  • 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.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 12:40
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Beccles? ... blah blah blah
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Not Beccles, but you are getting closer.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 13:38
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That must be Fersfield at the bottom and Tibbenham to the left?
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 13:56
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Background noise has it. Fersfield and Tibbenham.

Thorpe Abbots middle right
Hardwick very faintly middle left

Over to you.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 14:37
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I'll rummage around but, in the meantime, if anybody else wants to post please do.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:21
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OK, try this - late 70s

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Old 15th Dec 2017, 16:53
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Interesting..... runway in front has either no heading markings or they are very old or it's used occasionally - that might be the main runway to the right??
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 10:01
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It should say 17L, if it was legible. The runway to the right is just one of the other runways.
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I'll start the ball rolling - Vance AFB?
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 14:24
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No - but you are on the right lines
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Lubbock Army Airfield / Reese AFB, Lubbock TX ?
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 18:45
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Yes indeed - Reese it is. It was fairly standard, as a pilot training base, to have at least 2 runways with, in my day, T-37s and T-38s doing opposite direction circuits to the outer runways and in later years an instrument runway in the middle. At Sheppard we had a fourth runway, under the T-38 circuit, with a curved running rabbit, for the civilian terminal.
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 19:43
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Thank you, Background Noise.
Unable to post photographs, so, Open House.
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 08:14
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Haven't had one from this country in a while I believe.........................
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:04
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Europe? ....
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Old 17th Dec 2017, 20:40
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I could be well off the beam here, but I have a sneaking feeling it might be Gjirokaster / Gjirokastra (depending on which case of Albanian you're using)?

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Old 17th Dec 2017, 21:43
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Originally Posted by jensdad View Post
I could be well off the beam here, but I have a sneaking feeling it might be Gjirokaster / Gjirokastra (depending on which case of Albanian you're using)?
Yurop yes, not Albania .... but heading in the right direction
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Just to keep things going, I'll have a punt at Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina.
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Just to keep things going, I'll have a punt at Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina.

too far west I'm afraid - this place used to have a limited airline service but it was cancelled earlier this year IIRC
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