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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.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • 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.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki. Which Aerodrome I Which Aerodrome II nvubu.

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Old 10th Aug 2018, 15:59
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It's probably unethical for me to put another one up.
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Swinderby?
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 07:34
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Right country wrong location

This place is still open - but only just....................
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 09:40
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Henstridge
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 15:13
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Yes indeed!
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 15:25
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That took some finding HH.

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Old 11th Aug 2018, 16:15
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One of the relatives is moving near there next week and mentioned there was an old airfield nearby.....................
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 16:17
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Where are they going...……….?
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 17:04
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That would be telling - but not far away.......................... giving up the joys of Exurban SE England for the bucolic delights of Wessex

I think they're mad TBH
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Old 11th Aug 2018, 17:20
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I don't think they are mad - I live in Wessex.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 02:24
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The challenge looks like a 'bootiful' airfield with possibly the remnants of ICBM lanch pads. I can't find which one though!
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 07:21
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Henstridge Airfield (ICAO code EGHS). It was built during World War II as a training base for the Fleet Air Arm, who commissioned it as HMS Dipper. Visitors can still see the concrete outline of an aircraft carrier deck embedded into its one surviving runway. The MOD sold the airfield in 1957 and today it is mainly used as a base for general aviation and is an active training centre for autogyros (gyrocopters). The airfield is the base for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 10:31
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Good morning gentlemen.

You need to look in the land of the Viet Jock.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 10:54
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Balado Bridge,Tayside
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 10:57
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Bingo...……..
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 11:44
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can't see the picture........................
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 12:14
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There isn't a new post or pic.

The last was mine yesterday and it's still there.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 15:11
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Thank you,dook.
Open House.
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Old 12th Aug 2018, 15:25
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SMOKEON,

You are clearly very good at identifying mystery aerodromes. How about posting one occasionally?
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