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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.

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Old 30th Mar 2019, 19:10
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Since we're all shooting I'll be silly and say Fairford.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 01:03
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Sorry for late reply ,had an early night!!JENKINS has it !It was at a display at Kemble c2014.Not many left in my photo collection!
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 09:10
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Thanks. Much help from Holland in identifying the airframe, for then there popped up a photograph with the relevant ground equipment. The neatness of the blanks and covers indicated an 'in service' aircraft.

Bit late, OH I regret.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 09:52
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I have a slightly different format for you this time - I don't know the answer. This was taken in 1970, somewhere over Malaysia between Butterworth and Singapore, and just to add to the mix it may be reversed (but not quite to the extent my last Butterworth challenge - taken on the same sortie - was. I look forward to the answer (and proof if available).


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Old 31st Mar 2019, 10:34
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I think Tekah (Taiping) fits your bill.
I t is on your route and has still the roughly square shape with diagonal runway.



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Old 31st Mar 2019, 11:17
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Since Shackman says he doesn't know the answer how are we to judge the answer ?

Consensus of opinion ?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 11:18
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SLB - I think you are right (it is also my thinking) but although it has the roughly square shape I couldn't make the roads round the side fit the orientation of the main runway.. However, after flipping, turning and otherwise manipulating the image I have now made it fit - so score another one for the Bear. And thank you for giving me the answer.

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 12:22
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Thank you Shackman,
Especially only the ends of the runway paved with an access road across one end were the confirmation for me.
Your photo is indeed mirrored.

The lower triangle on your photo is the now "develloped"/ruined area in the Northwest side.

Next challenge
This used to be a dry landing place.


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Old 31st Mar 2019, 12:44
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Anything to do with gliding ?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 13:03
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Wasserkuppe ?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 13:10
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Yes to gliding
no to Wasserkuppe
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 13:34
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I think it's about Lilienthal.

Fliegeberg, Berlin looks good.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 14:14
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Dook scores again.

Otto’s Fliegeberg was probably the world’s very first private VSTOL airport.






I wonder if Otto would have ever managed to cross the pond?

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Old 31st Mar 2019, 15:56
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Ellington Field?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 16:04
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Having looked that up I'm afraid not.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 16:08
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Looks like you have crossed the pond. Is this in the USA?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 16:09
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USA indeed.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:03
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Another stab along the lines of my earlier, Beale AFB long ago?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:12
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Looks to be civil, not mil?
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 17:16
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It was and is civil but I think the military used it for a while.
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