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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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Old 24th Jul 2018, 13:22
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It isn't Gutersloh. Unlike some of my other challenges with similar field layouts, the fields are broadly similar now.

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Old 25th Jul 2018, 17:17
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This is taking a bit longer than I thought it would.
The country has been named correctly.
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 18:48
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Gliding - Oschersleben ?
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Old 25th Jul 2018, 19:01
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It isn't Oschersleben.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 06:24
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You need to go south.
Almost the same distance from Oschersleben and Gutersloh
Most of the buildings still standing in this image look like they are still in use today.

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Old 26th Jul 2018, 06:51
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Giebelstadt south of Wurzburg looks possible.......
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 11:46
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Getting closer.
Single paved runway, and just noticed single grass one as well on GE - with a glider on it.
Picture before last (runway on right, fields/town on left) is roughly correct orientation -
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 13:45
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Schweinfurt??
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 13:55
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Augsburg ?
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 16:01
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Lechfeld Airfield.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 17:19
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Smokeon has it - Lechfeld it is..

You have control.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 06:42
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Open House
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 07:07
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No bombs dropped here!

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 08:43
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Alberta? look sort of foothills -like...
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 13:18
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Not Alberta and not foothills. Here's another view:

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Old 27th Jul 2018, 20:02
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About 2 hours ago I posted a fairly thoughtful post about the shadows, the rocks, geology and the general retain and someone seems to have taken it out.....

This happens too damn often TB H
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 20:53
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I assume it was on this thread.

The only people who could take it out are the administrators and moderators.

Very odd, but over the years posts have mysteriously disappeared.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 04:45
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It is not obvious in my second photo, but there is a very prominent mountain sticking up above the clouds in the centre of the image. Here's a closer view:



Harry,
I'm sorry to hear that your "fairly thoughtful" post disappeared. I would have liked to have read your observations, particularly about "the general retain"!

For your benefit, here are some geological clues. The prominent peak has rocks of Lower Cambrian age.The ridge in the middle distance has Late Proterozoic rocks which contain Ediacaran fossil assemblages.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 08:16
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My post was on the lines the rocks looked sedimentary no t volcanic so not NZ N island or Japan, more like Alps, Rockies, Himalayas

Shadows indicate between 40 N & 40 S

parkland suggests not India or Nepal.........
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 08:22
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That looks like Mt Robson.,, British Columbia - highest of the Canadian Rockies? Looks remarkably like Mt Everest in some ways.............

Which makes the airfield Valemount?
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