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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.
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  • 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.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 12:32
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Duckbutt - I'll have a go - West Africa ?
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 13:37
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Not on the African continent.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 13:41
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A disused former Cold War airfield ?
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Not former cold war.

I have to choose my words carefully here - this airport was built at a very high cost (by more than one definition) to cater for a planned business venture but circumstances changed pretty dramatically around the time of its completion and it has seen very few aircraft movements since.

I understand that it does still see the occasional visit though. In researching this challenge I have only been able to find a picture of one aircraft here on one occasion.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 15:38
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Possibly Cambodia,Laos,or Vietnam ?

Poss. Kampong Chhanang Airport ,Cambodia..?

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Originally Posted by sycamore
Poss. Kampong Chhanang Airport ,Cambodia..?
Not possibly but definitely. Built by the Kmer Rouge with the Chinese with the stated intention of exporting rice to China, but quite likely intended for military use as well. No-one will ever know the numbers for sure but at least 10,000, maybe as many as 50,000 of the construction workers are buried in the immediate area, not all of them were dead when the mass graves were filled in.

The KR were driven from the site by invading Vietnamise about 30 years ago and the airfield was never used. It was said that the smell of decay could be detected 10 years later.

You have it Sycamore.
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Old 7th Mar 2012, 19:17
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Thanks,after I`d posted Iwent to GE and sculled about,and luck played a big part...Sorry ,OPEN House....
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 18:30
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As it is still Open House, please try this mystery aerodrome.


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Old 8th Mar 2012, 20:00
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Vero Beach, Florida?
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Old 8th Mar 2012, 20:03
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seacue, it isn't in the USA

I thought I'd add a picture looking the other way (SW)


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Old 8th Mar 2012, 23:03
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Borinquen, Puerto Rico (near Aguadilla)
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 06:18
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Borinquen, Puerto Rico (near Aguadilla)
Not Puerto Rico - but you are in the right region of the globe.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 11:26
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I would have chosen Lamentin on Martinique, but I thought that the USA didn't have access to the French islands during most of WW2.
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 12:30
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How about Wallerfield - Tinidad ?
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 13:21
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Has some features similar to present day Banjul/Yundum but I think that airport was built comparatively recentlly.
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It's none of the above, but it is in the Caribbean
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nvubu - we should have had this one by now - I'll guess agin - is it Piarco - Trinidad ?
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descol It isn't on Trinadad.

I'm suprised there haven't been more "guess the island".

I haven't wanted to post any more photos as i think they would give it away.

Clue: Further west than any suggestion so far and the the "runway" in the picture runs NE/SW, more like a taxiway today, with the runways running more E/W and N/S (although not exactly on these headings).

On GE looks very run down now.
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Is this of any use?


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Vernam Field, Jamaica?
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