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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).

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  • 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.
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Old 19th Feb 2012, 10:50
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San Antonio de los Baņos Airfield,Cuba.
Although the name I was looking for with the original photos was Batista Airport - as shown in the middle of the 1st photo.



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Old 19th Feb 2012, 10:58
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Thank you,nvubu. Excellent challenge.
The next;
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Is it in the USA?
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Old 19th Feb 2012, 12:35
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Is it in Europe?
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This aerodrome is located in Europe.
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nicelli - venice - classic 'modernist' style architecture !
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Correct.
YHC
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thanks sabredog - here's one I don't see on the list - though it might be there under another name !
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The now abandoned Ithaca Municipal Airport, New York.

OH if correct.

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Olympus - Good morning - Ithaca it is - abandoned - hangar building stll there and a marina now occupies the northern end of the runway
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Question

olympus - are you out there ?
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Yes, I'm here. I did declare Open House but for the sake of good order-

OPEN HOUSE!
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This aerodrome isn't on the list - should be quite easy


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Old 22nd Feb 2012, 20:55
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Another Bernard Matthews 'bootiful' place this one being Oulton, just west of Aylsham Norfolk. Thought at first there were ex Bloodhound launch pads, but I think they're just another sort of production building as they're not visible on Bing maps.

OH if correct.
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Oulton it is - thought it would be easy.

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Couldn't find this on Mel's list...

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Ie Shima Airfield (Birch Strip),arrival of Mitsubishi G4M Betty with Japanese
Peace Envoys.
Open House,if correct.
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Didn't expect that to last.

Birch airfield on le Shima.

According to the article, the Betty 'bounced' heavily on landing as the pilot was so impressed by the crowds that he forgot to put the flaps down.

Some wonderful photos here...

Le Shima




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Very interesting - thank you
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Another challenge to keep the thread ticking over

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