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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.
  • The person who correctly identifies it will be declared the 'winner' by the original poster.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:37
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It is not Las Vegas McCarran is it?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:39
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Not Las Vegas nope... and not Grand Praire Texas either
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:41
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Is it within the area of LA?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:43
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Is it within the area of LA?
It is within the greater LA basin yes.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:44
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Figures. N794AE registered in LA area. Those are definitely Californian hills/mountains. I'll leave the digging through every towered airport in LA area to someone else
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:46
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N794AE is a brand new B3 Astar headed to Russia. The registered owner is just a broker I believe.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:49
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stab in the Dark - Van Nuys?
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:51
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Van Nuys is correct. I am here for my annual Huey refresher training. The red Huey would have been your best clue, N711GH. My huey is parked behind it out of sight, (N16TV).

JSCL...Over to you.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:54
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You basically gave it away - reading your posts (to which I thank you)

Couldn't make out most of the registrations!!

1. Waiting to be transferred to Russia - suggests ferry flights from an airport in LA - google throws up a company at Van Nuys.

2. Your profile says fire contracts - fire ops at Van Nuys

3. LA Basin comment suggests at the very outer skirts - where Van Nuys is

Let me hop on my PC and I'll get one on in a few mins!
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 18:59
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Yep, kinda hard to hide it with all the questions you gave....

The ramp is that of Rotorcraft Support Inc... and that is just half the ramp, there is also about another 15 helicopters of all sizes inside the hangar.
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 19:02
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Here goes:
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Old 10th Jan 2012, 19:05
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Was there in 2010 on my way to fires on the Tonto National Forest...therefore I will let others play and send you a PM....
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 20:14
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I'll take a punt at Yucca
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 20:40
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I'll take a punt at Yucca
It is NOT Yucca!
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 22:09
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I'll take a punt at Show Low Arizona.
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 22:29
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Sure is, I made a short stop-over there not so long ago, house it yours!
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Old 11th Jan 2012, 22:32
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Thanks, I probably need to get out more.

Try this one; surprisingly it's not on the list-

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Old 11th Jan 2012, 23:40
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I had my first air experience flight in one of those instead of a Chipmunk. Never liked a Chipmunk after that.
Could it be Little Rissington?
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 11:27
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Shawbury ?

Ciarain.
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Old 12th Jan 2012, 11:52
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Neither Little Rissington nor Shawbury.

Pic is a scan of a rather faded slide taken by me in Sept 1960 (I was very young!) at an RAF BoB Open Day.
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