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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 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 12th Sep 2018, 17:42
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I recently found a heritage site which is excellent for photographs of extinct aerodromes.

All I have available are overhead photographs, so if you do not want one of those I'll throw it open. However if you all find that acceptable then I'm ready to post.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 17:57
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post them up
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 18:05
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Yer 'tis then.

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Old 12th Sep 2018, 19:54
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Beccles. OH.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 20:03
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paddyboy's the boy.

OH is called.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 21:06
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Somewhere in Africa?
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 11:28
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Nigeria? looks bad enough

maybe not - most Nigerian strips have decent distance markings these days.........
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 12:11
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Traffic looks to be driving on the right, so that excludes most of East & Southern Africa.

Edit to add:
Monrovia Spriggs Payne.
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 12:30
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
Traffic drove 'as required.'
Sounds very much like Zaire/Congo.

Here's the next challenge
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 13:02
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British and US flags flying - a meeting between the UK Prime Minister and a US President??? Possible a USSR flag as well - so we're maybe talking Yalta Feb 1945 - the coats would suggest a wintery day

That might be Churchill's personal C-54 or Roosevelt's C-54- the "Sacred Cow"

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Old 13th Sep 2018, 14:58
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Churchill used both a York and eventually a C-54.............
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 20:01
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friartuck has it in one. Welcome to the thread, look forward to your challenges.

Arriving for Yalta at Saki/Saky in Crimea Feb 1945.
Here are some more images






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Old 14th Sep 2018, 02:40
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Great challenge nvubu and well done friartuck.

The follow up pictures of Churchill in an RAF uniform intrigued me, so I did some research.

PPRuNe to the rescue!

Churchill and uniforms
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 07:34
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Phew!!! That was lucky shot!! OK try this one...... a long way from Yalta - and I don't think ANYONE important ever went here.................

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Old 14th Sep 2018, 13:32
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Eastern Europe?
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 14:17
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A long way from E Europe.................. actually quite a long way from anywhere civilised (for a given value of civilisation)

the screen shot doesn't show that there is actually quite a bit of agriculture locally..............
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 17:55
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ft,

Bearing in mind that there are different definitions of civilization, how about the Imperial Valley?
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 19:50
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Hmmm, there are parts of Russia that are 'a long way from Eastern Europe'. Somewhere in Siberia?
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 07:43
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No, neither........ tho Imperial Valley is closer......... and they speak Spanish as well..............

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Old 15th Sep 2018, 08:00
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Spanish - Central/South America?
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