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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.
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  • 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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 17:44
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Mario de Bernardi.

Umm...I shall have to up my game substantially.

Congrats dook!

and back over to you.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:12
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You shouldn't have given two good clues so early. Better to wait for questions before you do.

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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:21
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Still Warsaw Pact ?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:31
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Not any more.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:35
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Is it a dummy airfield in a training area?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 18:38
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It was an active military base until abandoned for a political reason.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 19:44
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Sperenberg?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 19:52
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Another strike for JENKINS.

Sperenberg as it is now.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:00
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Thanks. One of the few in the old 'East' which have not been covered with solar panels. Now this spot. My travels in small aircraft have taken me far and wide. The community here
made me very welcome one summer evening when I needed coffee and runway lights for a later departure. My passengers aroused considerable interest.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:25
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Looks like the UK but that would be most unusual for you.

France ?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:29
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Not France.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:41
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It certainly looks like Europe.

This could end up as a country-by-country chase around.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:49
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You must remember my propensity to answer solely the question asked, rather than answering a fleeting thought. There is a French connection, since there is a tale that Claret originated 40 minutes down the road from here. Would you like another 'Angle?'
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 20:56
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That wouldn't do any harm.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 21:03
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Can't find anything about a claret tale, but might the challenge be in Spain ?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 21:28
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Not Spain. Your surmise of England is correct. What about the 'Angles?' I am not English, but I recognise the implication. Then, of course, it is WIWOL country, and those herein will recognise this cognomen.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 21:39
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So... is it in Germany, perhaps near Gutersloh?
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 21:50
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No, definitely English WIWOL country, and really quite close to the former Lightning airfield.. This little field enjoys a decent relationship with its nearby military neighbour. As a visitor, I really enjoyed Lightning Gutersloh.
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Old 5th Jan 2019, 21:55
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And now it is Horlicks time. Yuck, nasty stuff. No cryptic clue there, goodnight.
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Old 6th Jan 2019, 00:07
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Elmsett, which is quite close to Wattisham. OH if correct.
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