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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.
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  • 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.
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 13:07
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Garowe (Conoca airstrip), Somalia ?
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 16:21
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Right continent.
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 17:21
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I spent my lunch time looking at airstrips in Angola
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 17:44
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I think it might be Mahbes in W Sahara/Morocco........... - the tarmac new one

V approx location

Latitude:
27-24-34.902N (27.409695)
Longitude:
009-04-22.8576W (-9.073016)
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Old 25th Jan 2018, 21:44
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Close enough for government work, HH. The Lat/Long you have given is for a long defunct strip with my first picture actually being the UN strip some 3km West of that location. It was used extensively after Morocco annexed this bit of Western Sahara in the early 90s although required(s) mine clearance activity before every flight. The new runway is about 20nm North and doesn't appear on any charts/imagery.
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 07:43
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Thank you - - I have to say it's rather an odd story - I was thinking Australia but as far as I was aware the UN haven't been active there. The Sahara is a very large place but I suddenly remembered a picture we received about 5 years ago.

We have Spanish friends - he worked for Medicin sans Frontiers after leaving the day job as a surgeon and she did voluntary work for refugees. They made a number of trips to the refugee camps in Algeria and Spanish Sahara and the pictures they sent looked very like your oblique tho no picture of the airstrip. Luckily there aren't many around - looks liek a hell of a spot TBH

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Old 26th Jan 2018, 07:46
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Somewhere... pleasanrer
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 21:06
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HH, what a wealth of clues! You make it so easy. Rolling hills in the distance, an ATR in distinctive livery consisting of a blue line, traffic cones and a crew member crooking a knee. Iím going to guess Mediterranean Spain or Greece. Or Romenia... or...
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Old 26th Jan 2018, 23:57
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I'll take a punt at Milos, the Greek island of Venus de Milo fame. Only because I've been there and it looks vaguely possible... (and Olympic had a blue cheat line and operated ATRs)
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 07:51
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Can't make it too easy with the first pic - I've had really obscure airports nailed in 38 minutes by the brains on here.... and I have the con because friends of ours had been to the ghastly W Sahara region and sent us a picture 5 years ago........ there are some seriously good people contributing to this thread

And yes Mediterranean ( and a very carefully cropped ATR) and Jensdad is even closer........

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Old 27th Jan 2018, 09:43
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Kalamata? ...
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 10:25
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No - it's in the Aegean
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 10:33
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Limnos? ........
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 12:03
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No - and there is an old strip right next to the current one................
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 13:16
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Gokceada Canakkale Airport... needed the clue to find it!
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 13:27
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Correct - used to be called Imbros - a place with a rather unpleasant history of low level ethnic cleansing after 1960.............

Flyer in charge!!!!
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Old 27th Jan 2018, 21:30
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Thanks Heathrow Harry.


Open House.
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Old 28th Jan 2018, 22:42
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 08:05
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Lot of motorbikes......... SE Asia?? Cambodia???
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Old 29th Jan 2018, 10:42
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That symbol appears on canoes/fishing boats in Taiwan.
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