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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).

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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 16th Nov 2011, 13:02
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In which case, my apologies and OH again.
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Old 16th Nov 2011, 14:37
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Try this one ---

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Old 17th Nov 2011, 02:37
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Grand Central Airport,

Midrand, Johannesburg,

South Africa

I can see my house :-)

OPEN HOUSE
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Old 17th Nov 2011, 09:22
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Well done Sultan - which one is it?

OH
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 11:06
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Turns out we've had this before, in 2008. Looks like this aerodrome was renamed Aston Down in 1938...
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Old 18th Nov 2011, 20:43
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Still.... its a great photo, thanks for posting it.
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Not a problem. They're SE5a aircraft of No.6 (Training) Squadron at AFC airfield of Minchinghampton. That was the intended challenge name I was after, but google says it was later called Aston Down. The Australian War Memorial dates the photo as 1919 but here it's 1917...?...

Cotswold Gliding Club

Back to Open House.
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Here's another:

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AGO C-1 at Johannisthal Airfield.
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 17:23
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As always too good for me Sabredog!

You have it.
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Old 19th Nov 2011, 17:57
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Good challenge,Duckbutt,and an excellent photograph.
Unusual to have the Imperial German Naval Air Service on here.
The next challenge;
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Old 20th Nov 2011, 16:13
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Looks very rural.

England ?

C.
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Very much so,Mr. Grubby. In fact, one might say the Garden of England!
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Old 20th Nov 2011, 17:36
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...in which case home of the then Kent Flying Club..In the middle of nowhere there is Aerodrome Rd, De Havillands and Lysander Close. Bekesbourne, RFC & RAF Aerodrome?
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Correct,Spook, in every detail.
You have control.
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Thank you Sabredog. I'm afraid it's going to have to be Open House.
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Apologies, a slightly fraudulent entry here inasmuch as I haven't a clue where this is, or the year or whether that really could be a shedload of Shackletons in the foreground . . . . but it's possibly a few minutes' entertainment for someone and I have an acquaintance very keen to find out as well!

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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 05:12
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Lajes, Azores. Those "Shacks" are probably B-24s.

OH if correct.
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Old 22nd Nov 2011, 07:22
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I'd agree with India Four Two... Shackleton's were frequent visitors to Lajes but probably not in such large numbers!
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