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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 14th Jan 2012, 07:41
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Butiaba on Lake Albert, Uganda
Gordy has it - Open House

More than just an airstrip, as it was also an Imperial Airways emergency landing stage - 3a: Butiaba Beyond the Blue Horizon

For the railways, produce came into the port from the Congo and Southern Sudan, was the transported overland via Masindi to Masindi Port, put on a paddle steamer to Namasagali, when it eventually got onto a train - originally to Jinja, back on a boat to Kisumu, Kenya the terminus of the Uganda railway (it was originally part of Uganda). Once in Kisumu the produce went back on a train to Mombasa where it was exported.

The town died a death when the British built the rail line to Pakwach in 1964 so negating the need for the complicated link to Namasagli, which shut down in the same year. Bing Maps shows the railway line still going to Namasagali, and continuing on from Pakwach to Arua (a section which was never built)

Butiaba is currently one of the centres of Uganda oil exploration and there is talk of rebuilding the port and building another airstrip.

Bit more on the aircraft wreckage mentioned before - my clue for this was "Papa crashed here" relating to Hemmingway's 2nd aircraft crash in two days - Palin's Travels: Butiaba, Uganda, Hemingway Adventure

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Old 16th Jan 2012, 09:08
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Here's another then:

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Old 16th Jan 2012, 16:29
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Canada...?
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 17:05
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Yes, Canada
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 17:20
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Well that narrows it down!
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 18:50
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It sure does for me... Is it Haines Junction, Yukon ?
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 18:55
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If it helps you Mr Cows, according to the weather forecast, over the next seven days the temp is like to reach a max of -22 deg C, with wind chill -44 deg. No precipitation is anticipated.

Edit, yes it is Haines Junction, Yukon. Over to you EvansB.
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 21:31
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Thanks DB Here is a mystery aerodrome, (a mystery is why it hasn't been posted before..):

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Old 16th Jan 2012, 21:33
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RAF Syerston, I believe.....

OH if correct
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Old 16th Jan 2012, 21:39
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Gordy is correct. RAF Syerston. As he requested, it is, unfortunately, OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 10:26
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try this one


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Old 17th Jan 2012, 20:13
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Does it begin or end in "W"?

Tropical?
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Old 17th Jan 2012, 21:49
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Bacolod City Airport, Philippines? Now closed, I think.
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 05:55
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Open house

I tried to attach a photo after an open house but I am not allowed any attachments?Anyone know a reason why I cannot ?
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 06:21
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Hello oldpax,

One cannot directly attach pictures to the thread. Instead they must be uploaded to a hosting site and then linked to in the post. Full instructions are in the "Image posting on PPRuNe some tips" thread within the Aviation History and Nostalgia forum. It's somewhere near the top so easy to find!

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Old 18th Jan 2012, 08:06
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Yes, Olympus - it is the closed Bacolod - Kabanklan - over to you
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 11:38
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Thanks descol. I can't access my files at the moment so I will have to throw it open for someone else to have a go.

I know I have a good one to post but as I can't remember where it is myself it will have to wait until my memory returns!
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Old 18th Jan 2012, 19:26
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I lost my memory on Monday night and I'm still searching for it!

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Old 18th Jan 2012, 22:40
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Not on the list.

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Old 18th Jan 2012, 23:48
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Alconbury?

If correct, open house

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