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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.
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  • 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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 10:19
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Mablethorpe International?
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 10:44
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Close, but not close enough..
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Old 31st Dec 2011, 18:51
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The runway designation was 15/33.
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Willow Grove NAS PA. Since 2011 PA ANG Willow Grove or ANG Horsham Station. Currently inactive but lots of shuffling and wondering what to do with it. Harold Pitcairn's base from green fields in 1926 to 1942. He was big in the US Air Mail Service.

Open house if correct. Happy New Year, LFH
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 00:26
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At last. Well done Lordflasheart , Open House then -
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Happy new year all! Took this one today, should not last long!



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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 18:05
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Woodie Woodie ?
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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:05
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Sorry evansb, not woodie woodie. Clue is it is an hours caravan time from my current location.

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Old 2nd Jan 2012, 19:37
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Could be a long time in a VW, or about 120nm in a 208,mate...
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Gibb River?
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 07:29
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Sycamore, about 120nm in a C208 is close, actually 115nm on my WAC.

nvubu, not Gibb River, I do that on the Friday mail run along the Gibb river road. this run follows the Fitzroy River.

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 10:33
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One more clue before bedtime (4am start) the hills in the background are the George Ranges.

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 17:42
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I guess that would then be Fitzroy Crossing (YFTZ) 18 11S 125 34E?


I had looked at that, but thought the surface in your photo was a little too red - hence Gibb River.
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:12
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Very warm nvubu, Fitzroy crossing is the closest 'town' to this community and is 30nm to the NNE. Might have to award this one one on the 'pin the tail on the donkey' basis of closest guess!

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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:23
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Could it be called Gap Creek?
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Old 3rd Jan 2012, 19:29
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Yakanarra Community
or Cherrabun (CBC)

seems to be about the right distance?
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nvubu has it, it is Yakanarra!

The floor is yours.

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Thanks '866 - that was a good search.

Here is another aerodrome:


Further pictures if needed tonight

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Old 4th Jan 2012, 16:00
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RAF Kenley..............OH if correct
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Kenley it is

I thought that would last longer - you weren't mislead by the rare powered flight landing

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