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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 31st Dec 2018, 19:18
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Then we better rephrase:

If the winner of the challenge does not respond to the notification of their success within 24 hours, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on line.

Likewise might be added:
When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 24 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.

I personnally try to give indication ahead when I might not be able to answer.
Or indicate OH in advance when correct.
My chance will come another time.

I would like to emphasise that I really like the challenges with multiple photos or clues.
I also value the remarks of other posters on the same airfield or the comparison between then and now.
In that regard Jenkins saved the day at Koffiefontein!

All the best for 2019!

SLB
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 20:26
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Leicester Ratcliffe?
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 20:30
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No but you have the right country.
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 21:56
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I would say Biggin Hill but I don't have another one to post within 24 hours if I am right!
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Old 31st Dec 2018, 22:30
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No problem because it's not Biggin Hill.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 07:16
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Peterborough Sibson? The hangar looks familiar.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 10:07
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It's not there either.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 10:29
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Bedfordshire perhaps...?
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:01
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You need to go west.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:14
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Desford possibly - I seem to remember a control tower/lookout similar to the one in the picture.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:38
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Much too far north.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 11:49
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I reckon there is writing above the hangar doors and on the roof that has been painted out.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 12:29
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Not guilty your honour.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 13:28
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Hm, west of Bedford; south of Leicester.
How about Yate?
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 13:43
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Now you're getting closer, but still too far north.

I learnt to fly here in 1965 and it looked just like that then. It no longer does.
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 14:12
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Portsmouth?
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Latitude is looking better but still too far east.

There was when I was there a naval presence though.
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This was that connection.

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Plymouth then?
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Old 1st Jan 2019, 14:58
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Yes - Roborough as it was.

The photograph was taken on it's opening by the Prince of Wales in 1931.

The future Edward VIII was presented with a slver model of his Moth aeroplane. The ceremony had to take place in the council chamber as the prince couldn't fly in due to bad weather.

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