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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 1st Jan 2019, 21:39
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Open House.
I must admit, my success on that one is due to Self loading bear for posting the website about the RCV; once it mentioned Brooklands I twigged it but a question; would you try to land a replica Vimy on that strip? I wouldn't but it happened!

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 01:07
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Here's one that is both conventional history and a reverse history. I've a pallot load of additional pics if needed but the Peter principal may apply.

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 08:57
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The colour of the sea & possibly some of the buildings look not unlike the Queensland coast, but I would opt for Florida, but just where?.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 09:50
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I'll go for Sunshine Coast Airport, Marcoola.
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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 11:43
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Even includes the 'new' version of 12/30 currently under construction.

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 20:40
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Dook has it as well as the correct airport name, these days. Used to be called Maroochydore. The picture from a newspaper article did not scan well; hence the strange colours.

CC has both the history and the "reverse history" - the future 12/30.

Further north east here in Tarawa the apron was under 30cm of water last night. Rising seas? Never- the heavens opened up a couple of weeks ago and it hasn't let up..

MJG

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 21:50
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Many thanks MJG.

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 22:05
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Proper old job at Harrowbeer. Bed time at 2235, not available tomorrow morning UK time, so Open House if correct.

Silly footnote, Ian 'Beer' was Headmaster at 'Harrow' in the not too distant past.

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Old 2nd Jan 2019, 23:27
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I'd like to comment on the "rules" discussion of a few days ago. Disapproval of Google Earth (GE) images can be understandable on the basis that it might allow anyone to post images of obscure airports to which the poster had never been. I suspect such posters would be quickly unveiled. And, on the other hand, how many in this thread have actually taken photographs of every airport they've ever been through? Some of the most interesting challenges in the last few months have been GE images, with accompanying cryptic clues.

Is there not some middle ground? E.g. airports we've been to/through/overflown?
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 09:45
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I think it's fine as it is. Use of your last suggestion would remove a few of us from the competition. I would certainly have to leave. As an ex-military fast-jet driver I didn't use that many airfields.

As an example, how many people have been through Harrowbeer ? I drove around it in my teens when it still resembled a disused airfield but perhaps nobody else here has. Or Roborough, where I learnt to fly on the Tiger Moth (G-ANOR which is still flying). I lived nearby you see.

JENKINS has correctly identified Harrowbeer and has called OH but might be back in time to post a new challenge.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 11:53
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I thought the challenge was THE AIRFIELD - not the exploits of the poster - similarly the age - why not modern airfields - most people don't have access to more than a few really old pictures - and if you get them off the web you'll be caught by Google Image Search (boo!! hiss!!!)

One thing that has struck me in my (short) participation is the that this thread - possibly above all others on Pprune - is civilized and run in a most polite fashion

I think we 're doing all right as is but we should be "mindful" of the rules - or rather guidelines set out ...............
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 12:12
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I completely agree.

Next challenge please.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 12:49
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Thank you dook, I acknowledge youthful driving. Now this since it is not Christmas, but will, I hope be significantly testing. Came to me from a Christmas book, very remote but it can be found. Never been there!

Clues there already.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 13:10
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"clues" in plural eh.

I can't achieve these GE oblique images and don't know how to get them.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 13:16
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Images from 2D rather than 3D in Google Earth.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 13:19
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Marshall Islands

I think you zoom in to street level - where it is flat, and then exit street level and scroll out until you get the desired view.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 13:26
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Kure Atoll perhaps?
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Yes, but there would not be a street view image where the challenge is.

I was thinking French Polynesia.
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Not Marshall Islands.
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Old 3rd Jan 2019, 13:32
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Pukarua possibly.
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