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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019

Here are some "rules" for Which Aerodrome. These are based upon the original suggestions from the very first thread, and have a few aditions.
  • 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 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 10th Jan 2019, 20:51
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 11:31
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Originally Posted by grizzled View Post
That clue points to Dunsfold.

If so, OH -- it's bedtime where I am.
No it doesn't; Dunsfold is still in use until at least the end of June this year (last airshow there 16 - 18 June)
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 13:21
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Back from coffee-housing in my local village, on a main trunk road, chaos, try this with a 'story' which came from an interesting exchange. Cold War, pictures of each side now freely available, this airfield in an area which I gather featured strongly but silently in said non-conflict. Passed by on many occasions but never landed.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 13:41
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Civilian.....?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 13:58
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Is that a single digit on the runway? If so, west coast North America
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 14:24
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Or maybe a European NATO country.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 14:27
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Visby Sweden

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 14:51
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Yes, Visby. I gather that Sweden was kept busy, in its neutrality, by Cold War participants lurking around its Baltic ( exchange ) islands. Munich to Helsinki took me past there on many occasions, invariably late, and with the bar empty from top of climb.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 14:58
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I have digged out a book from the heritage of my grandfather and scanned some photo's.

I remember that when my family stayed in the big house of my grandparents during the summer vacation I was always happy to go to bed!
I took the book from the shelve and read breathless about the heroic pilots between both wars.



I could not find the photo on the web by image search.
But character recognition on the 5 chaps in the foreground might be possible?

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:02
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Africa somewhere ?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:14
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Perhaps Suva, Fiji?
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:39
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Roughly in between
The characters are:
Smirnoff, Hulzebos, Soer, Kress, Sanghi
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 15:42
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Jodhpur,India
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:17
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Jodhpur it is,
Airfield built/paid by the Maradjha of Jodhpur.
From Google I conclude the same airfield is still being used but is now in the middle of the city.

This hangar is visible on RAF photos of 1946 on Internet.

The airport is not on the photo and is more south (to the right)

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:18
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What is the Dutch for 'clever clogs?'
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:25
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What was your clue?
The names you posted.

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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:43
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
No it doesn't; Dunsfold is still in use until at least the end of June this year (last airshow there 16 - 18 June)
thanks Chevvron

I don't visit the UK often -- and I haven't been to Dunsfold -- but I have an interest in the history of the Harrier so that's the context in which I knew of Dunsfold. I was told (erroneously it now seems) that Dunsold was no longer an operational aerodrome. We learn something new every day...
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 16:58
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That looks like a BIG operation...

Maybe Norfolk NAS Virginia???
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:15
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It wasn't military.
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Old 11th Jan 2019, 17:16
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
What is the Dutch for 'clever clogs?'
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