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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.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 18:14
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Where did your challenge go JENKS ?
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 20:41
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Teuge it is.
predominantly used as para Centre.
Jenks you can pull your challenge from your sleeve.

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Old 13th Nov 2018, 20:43
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There are times when I think I have the intelligence of a mealworm.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 21:08
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Eaglescott. My log book says last visited on 24 Aug 2006.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 03:17
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There are times when I think I have the intelligence of a mealworm.
Not what I expected to hear from a WIWOL!
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 12:17
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We mellow in our old age.

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Old 14th Nov 2018, 12:29
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Entebbe ?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 12:36
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We're not in Africa.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 12:59
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Vehicles look to be WW2 vintage. Indian subcontinent?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:04
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Not India either but you're moving in the right direction.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:17
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Christmas Island? (Pure guessif it's east of India)
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:25
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How about Borneo?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 13:36
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Borneo is looking good.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 15:16
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Is it Kuching?
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 15:21
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You are now 110 miles away.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 16:01
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OK. There's a problem in that my atlas and Google earth have very different opinions on where there are airports in that part of the world.

Are we in Sarawak? If so, Bandar Udara Pangsuma looks to be about 110 miles from Kuching and is on fairly flat ground.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 16:15
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That is in Indonesia and we are in Malaysia.

Some refer to it as Sarawak.

Google Earth is quite accurate in distance measurement as it measures great circle values.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 16:20
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There is a somewhat derelict strip at Kapit. N2.00, E112.56 Am I going the right sort of direction?

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Old 14th Nov 2018, 16:23
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Bandar Udara Pangsuma is 160 miles from Kuching.

Our posts have just crossed - standby please.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 16:27
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You have gone too far east now.

This airfield was originally built by the Japanese in WW2. There is now a modern airport close to there.
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