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Old 25th Dec 2011, 18:32
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Cockatoo Island is in Yampi Sound, in West Australia's north. Not to be confused with the one in Sydney Harbour! Try 16 05 46S 126 36 40E.
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Old 26th Dec 2011, 21:51
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Time for a clue:

The same location, but from the other side of the road - there are two aerodromes.

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Old 27th Dec 2011, 05:19
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Croydon used to have two aerodromes separated by a public road, but...
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 07:27
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Cranwell has a north and south airfield with a public road running between them.
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 08:53
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Not Cranwell.
Not Croydon but ...
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Old 27th Dec 2011, 21:51
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Hamble (north and south)?
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Looks similar to Plough Lane to me, but if it's Hamble, wasn't there a railway line somewhere?
Course Manston is another place with effectively two airfields separated by a public road; not sure about Sealand; was there a road between north and south airfields?
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 08:10
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Not Hamble
Not Manston or Sealand
Plough Lane isn't an aerodrome, but a road, so if this is Plough Lane, the aerodromes would be...

My next clue would be:

Looks like a new barn in the the farm buildings
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so if this is Plough Lane, the aerodromes would be...
Waddon and Beddington, which became Croydon..?
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 09:31
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Correct - in the 2nd picture, Waddon is this side of the road and Beddington is on the far side with New Barn Farm in the middle.

TheiC has control.

Beddington opened in 1915, Waddon in January 1918, with Croydon coming into existance in 29 March 1920. Plough Lane, New Barn Farm and the hangers and offices in the centre were only demolished in 1928


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Old 28th Dec 2011, 17:05
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Apologies,

In the Lake District with very limited internet, and rather like Cherie Blair without her 'contraceptive equipment' I haven't got my aerodrome equipment to hand, so open house please...
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Old 28th Dec 2011, 22:48
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I'll take advantage of the Open House. I'm sure this aerodrome has been done before, but I couldn't resist the appropriate seasonality of this picture.



I can't find any ICAO reference to the non-standard lights

Here's a clue: Taken today at 0810 local. Sunrise was 0850.
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Thought I'd google "control tower christmas lights" and top of the shop:

Edmonton City Centre Airport.
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That's the one - CYXD, Edmonton City and previously Edmonton Muni. A mere shadow of its former self, with the main runway having been ripped up and only one shortened runway left.

You have control.
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Thank you.

Here's the next aerodrome - a nice easy one - a very big clue is right in front of you. Suprised to find that this no longer exists.


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Obviously not Montserrat but looks like it has the same problem!
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Seen this pic before; I think it's at Victoria Falls. Not sure if the airfield has a different name.

OH if correct.

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It is the original Victoria Falls Airport - Sprayview Airport, sadly no more. It was called Victoria Falls for scheduled flights.

Only 2km from the falls, fantastic for the flight over the falls.

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Ok, try this one -

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East coast.

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