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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 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 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.

Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki.

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Old 12th Feb 2019, 15:02
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French territory in the Pacific?
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 15:27
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French territory in the Pacific?
Would have been white colour scheme like 'SXX.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 16:03
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Not Pacific or French territory.

Checking on colour scheme.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 16:24
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I have found a couple of photographs of the aeroplane in bare metal finish but nothing of that era in white.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 16:35
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This was an RAF base.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 16:56
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RAF Mauripur, Pakistan ? from John Holloway, RAF Retired: "The French occasionally had flights passing through. Once a month a lone DC-4 would arrive from Saigon, usually landing in the early hours of the morning when we should have all been fast asleep so they were very unpopular. We also had a flight of Privateers arrive and the odd Nordatlas. They were on their way home as the days of the French in Indo China were rapidly coming to an end."
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 17:49
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A cigar and a large malt to the man.

All yours e.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 18:45
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Thanks dook! Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:22
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Doesn't look used very much.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:33
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Not so much as of late, but still open. Actually had HS-125 corporate jet service back in the day. Photo was taken in 2005. Current image on Google Earth looks even less cared for.

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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:34
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Lots of silica sand around, and a hint of rapids in that dark stream. I'll guessing Africa, Angola perhaps.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:36
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I'm thinking outbackish.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 19:45
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Not Angola nor Australia.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 20:43
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Would this be the south east of France, by any chance ?
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 21:59
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Not on the European Continent.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 23:04
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In Canada?
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 23:10
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Not Canada, but the locale had a Canadian connection.
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Old 12th Feb 2019, 23:29
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CHC or Okanagan helicopter operation?
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 01:03
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No, but I did find this gem of a photo taken at the mystery aerodrome:



Please note I'll be back around 1400 UTC.

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Old 13th Feb 2019, 09:24
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Gave it away there, evansb. Canadian connection = Alcan; Alcan = British Guiana/Guyana. Mackenzie Airstrip. I knew there was something about that sand! Open House if correct.
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