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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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  • 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.
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Old 21st Sep 2018, 16:04
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Twinwood Farm?
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 14:33
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Was it by any chance a decoy airfield ?
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 14:58
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Nobody heard my Mayday call - had to be rescued by a farmer.

So is it in what is now an LFA.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 15:31
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That will be RAF Cottam, the one in Yorkshire and not the one used by the air traffic control school.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 16:00
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Thanks. Here you go.

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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 21:25
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The 42’s slightly bigger brother; it gets about a bit. This place has been done before but from a different angle. We’re looking North West with the runway to the right of view.
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Old 22nd Sep 2018, 21:52
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Middleton St George? (or whatever it's called this week)
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Old 23rd Sep 2018, 05:33
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Nice try Chevron. However thatís sand not snow.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 05:29
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Finals with a lowish & rather tight turn to come.


Same spot about to commence T/O roll
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 07:43
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Have we solved Cows getting bigger challenge then ?
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 09:59
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Response is here & not for the first time, one`s hand is raised. Likely a bit quick on the final couple of buttons pressed, thanks to Jenkins tutorial. That was not the plan, so apologies are in order. Regards.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 10:38
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Is it Bait al Falaj? OH if I'm right.
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Old 25th Sep 2018, 17:32
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The problem with this thread is the obscurity of challenges and the fact that clues are few and far between.

I would have thought that Cows might have given another clue by now.
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 07:56
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#8049: Gulf (Persian or Arabian according to taste)?
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 12:04
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Salalha(?) by the indian ocean.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 02:43
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+1 for Bayt al Falaj

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Old 27th Sep 2018, 08:23
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Thread drift.
Heard a story about the Beaver and Piston Provost at Bait.
In the mess, when the Beavers were new, an argument was going on about which aircraft could fly slower, so a race was flown.
At low level above the runway the two aircraft flew side by side with the Provost going slower until the two guys on the beaver pushed the doors open with their feet and flew even slower to win the race.

IIRC Bait closed in 1975 when Seeb was opened. When I arrived in 76 the runway was still there. It then became the town of Ruwi.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 15:53
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I've never been to Bait al Falaj (never even heard of it until now!) but if it closed in 1976, then I'd say the photo just looks a bit too recent for it to be there?
Funnily enough, I see what you mean, chevvron: the hangars have the look of Teesside about them. Replace the sand with snow and it's a good shout.
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Old 27th Sep 2018, 22:11
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All a bit confusing, but on the "is it or isn't it Bait?" discussion, my vote is for Khasab.
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Old 28th Sep 2018, 02:16
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Nice photo of the Beverley & as Jenkins quite rightly says from 84 Sqn, my photo was from the Mk1 Andover (1967/8) next aircraft type off the rank in 84 colours. A great first operational tour for many of us back in those happy days.

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