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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few aditions.
  • 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 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 16th Aug 2011, 12:09
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Thanks Reg. Next:

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Old 17th Aug 2011, 20:25
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A few years before the above photo, the pilot of a flight departing from here achieved an aviation first. This did not receive as much publicity as it might have done because the attention of the world's press was diverted elsewhere at the time.
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Are these guys doing break-dancing to the audience ?

It's the Whitfield Aerodrome, Dover.

And the first event you are talking about is the first flight from England to Germany, which took off from Whitfield on 18th April 1913. Flown by Gustav Hamel with a passanger in an 80hp Bleriot monoplane, he did the 245 mile journey non stop, in 258 minutes, through rain and hail storms, landing in Cologne.

Or, maybe: Harriet Quimby, the first woman to fly the Channel (1912), using Gustav Hamel's biplane, see above.

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Old 18th Aug 2011, 09:05
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Whitfield, Dover it is Reg. I was refering to Harriet Quimby's flight which was pushed off the front pages by the sinking of the Titanic two days earlier.

You have it.
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Thanks Duckbutt!

Should have understood from the date of her flight

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Switzerland ?

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Switzerland ?
So far so good, Ciarain
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Looks like an arrestor barrier at the end of the runway, so military?
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Yes, military. Current use GA (maybe still both).

And the question could be which ones of the areas in the picture are (were) military….
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 12:12
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Ambri nr Airolo?
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Old 18th Aug 2011, 12:16
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Ambri nr Airolo
Correct Duckbutt.

No longer military, just a short part mid-runway is used. I think the barriers are just temporary.



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Old 19th Aug 2011, 06:47
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British Columbia?
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 09:55
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Old 19th Aug 2011, 15:24
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This is the view from the south. Unsurprisingly all take offs and landings have to be over the lake:

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Gravelly Valley Airport, Lake Pillsbury, California ?
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You've got it evansb, all yours.
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Thanks Db. That was an excellent challenge. You had me looking in Tasmania for a bit. Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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No. 39 SFTS Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
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Sabredog is correct Swift Current, Sask. AKA "Speedy Creek". (CYYN). Your turn.
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