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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 28th Jan 2012, 08:55
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Ottawa, Uplands?
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Montreal St Hubert?
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 09:13
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Wrong provinces guys
Evansp and Sabredog were closest when the went swanning around in Nova Scotia but still in the wrong province.
Previous clue not an island should help too.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 09:24
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Chatham, New Brunswick?
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 09:25
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RCAF Goose Bay
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Is in the ballpark.
getting closer.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 09:51
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RCAF Station Scoudoc/Scoudouc

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Old 28th Jan 2012, 10:10
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Well done NVUBU!


48 23' 22.39N 79 01' 0.81W

You can still see the Airport on Google earth.

Interesting info here:

Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth - A Short History of Abandoned and Downsized Canadian Military Bases

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Thanks, that was a good hunt, not sure how many airfields in Cananda I've looked at this morning - although I was mislead by the "not on an island" clue. Thought this lead to not on Cape Breton so in Nova Scotia or not on Newfoundland so in Labrador.

The view on Bing is a much clearer image, and I've just found that website which states "but of the original seven hangars, only two remain, extensively renovated for industrial use" - they all look like they are still there

OK here's my next aerodrome - surprised that this was not on the list. Photos from 2 different years.




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Old 28th Jan 2012, 13:42
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Re RCAF Scoudouc
Yeah - i was waiting for someone to guess Goose Bay AKA Booze Gay.
Hard to give clues that narrow the search but don't give the game away.
A friend sent me the photo and I immediately thought of this thread.
A little research was needed as I originally thought this was a photo of the Moncton airport itself.
Learn something new every day.
Well done.
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Is it Croydon?
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 14:46
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albatross - I'm learning that about clues, aerodromes I though would last a while, the first clue and they're gone. I guessed Goose Bay - not because it had any similarity to your picture, but because it was the only RCAF base in Labrador.

Although sometimes I guess the clue in the picture is too easy - as for the ones of Croydon which olympus has got first time. The first photo is from the airshow in 1980, the second from 1988.

http://www.cue-dih.co.uk/aerospace/a...on_airshow.pdf

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Old 28th Jan 2012, 15:43
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I'll go with Olympus Croydon afore the cooling towers came down
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Haven't anything at the moment, so Open House.
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Old 28th Jan 2012, 19:16
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Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 13:41
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I think this is the Embraer factory airfield which is reputed to have the world's fourth longest runway although I can't imagine why.

(Embraer Unidade Gavião Peixoto Airport ICAO: SBGP)

Click here for Wikipedia's 'Longest Runways' page

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I think you are right ...
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Old 29th Jan 2012, 14:37
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We enjoy this thread so much being history buffs it might be fun is the person posting the photo posted some links with the airfield history after someone has found the airfield in question no mandatory but interesting if possible.
I know for some of the places in the outback this is not possible.
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I'll second that.

I spend some time researching the aerodromes I post, and try to add some of the facts I've discovered when the aerodrome is revealed (usually far too early - before I've exahusted my clues ).

I'm please to see that someone else likes to see additional information as well.
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olympus is spot on It is the Embraer test airfield in Brazil. Well done. Your turn.
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