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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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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 21:29
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Aircraft

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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 21:35
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Bedtime, my pit awaits.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 21:36
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An association with the Yukon ?
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 21:40
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Try Canadian exploration, not that far down the coast, and you will find tendrils stretching far out. Now I quit for my scratcher, hope you make some medway.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 11:00
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On a different tack, the nearest town could be in Sussex, this town may not have a former Royal Navy airfield in West Africa, and the nearest capital city may, or of course may not, be in Somerset.

All cryptic, though yesterday I passed the Somerset town and my log hook shows the former Naval airfield.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 11:10
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Agreed............
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I've searched every airport in British Columbia to no avail.

Is the exploration anything to do with minerals ?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 12:41
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the nearest town could be in Sussex, this town may not have a former Royal Navy airfield in West Africa, and the nearest capital city may, or of course may not, be in Somerset.

All cryptic, though yesterday I passed the Somerset town and my log hook shows the former Naval airfield.
Leads me to Hastings . but from there
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 12:52
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That makes Hastings the nearest town. Try for the capital, though you won't be booted out if unsuccessful.

And back to Canada. The Vancouver expedition spread its exploring a long way, with a ship therein finding and having its name given to this spot. No to minerals, though a current export nearly led to a Court Martial for some of my Squadron chums in the Gulf, 1973. Oops, did I say 'crayfish.'

So, 'up and at em,' getting closer.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 13:04
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I suggested British Columbia. Am I correct ?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 13:33
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Are the Medway and Vancouver Expedition clues directing us to Chatham?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 13:40
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Chatham Island, Tuuta airport.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 13:56
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Even though I thought it was a Convair in the image, I was fixated on Canada....
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 14:36
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Chatham it is. I had tried to pull away from Canada, 'tendrils,' had aimed for Wellington as well as Hastings, let slip a typo, Medway, and even earlier tried 'pit' since Pitt Island is nearby. I had assumed the aircraft were Chatam 'sahibs' rather than their elderly Convairs. 'Up and at em' is the motto of the HMS Chatham line of frigates.

So, over to Ken Parry.

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Old 4th Dec 2018, 14:54
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The idler in the Gulf - my nearest to Khormaksar was about 30 nm SW of Masirah.

This one will, I think, not last very long:
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 14:56
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Newcastle - in its Woolsington days?
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 15:01
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Good old 'Airliners.net.'

Manchester
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 15:35
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dook has it. Dated on airliners.net as 1969, when MAN parking was still self-manoeuvring. In the distance, behind the fin, the Airwork hangars, where in my distant teenage years USAF F-86s and B-26s from Germany were serviced. They were demolished to make way for the second runway.
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Old 4th Dec 2018, 16:04
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Many thanks.
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That's a very esoteric collection of aeroplanes. The Harvard and the building styles make me think of Australia.
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