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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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 10th Mar 2012, 14:36
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Look like IL-28s on the last pic..Cuba possibly ?
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San Julián Air Base, Cuba.

Open House if correct.

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San Julián Air Base, Cuba
That's the one - olympus has it.

I knew the picture would give it away. You didn't need the overhead on 15th October 1962, or the image of Castro at the airbase in 1959.

If you look around on GE, there seem to be aircraft abandoned all over the place, and a line-up of 10 aircraft with seemingly no access to the runway, and they have been there since 2005, when the gate guard turned around and then was removed - there on 1/5, gone by 30/5.

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Good challenge there nvubu
How about this ?

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Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda - Tower/Rapcon/Center in 1960.
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Yep - Bermuda it is - After posting it I realised evansb posted the terminal building - way back in 2008 -I don't think the tower was posted - anyway, its over to you nvubu.
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Wouldn't it be great if the Google car had driven down the runways and taxiways! In my hunt for the correct airfield I discovered the airfields of Puerto Rico and Jamaica. I had an interesting afternoon achieving nothing.
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op55 - coudn't agree more, although this time a simple image search worked wonders, try - "Control Tower" pink 1950s

This one is a bit more recent:



The aerodrome can be seen behind the fence on the left

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Old 11th Mar 2012, 17:05
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Is it Rechlin-Larz airfield?
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Yes, it's the Larz part of the two.

SilentHandover - you have control
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Thank you nvubu let's see if I can work this again?
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SilentHandover - check your PMs
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Thats the long abandoned Piardoba airfield in India and the aircraft is "Rush Order"

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Hen Ddraig is quite correct, so as requested Open House.

It may not have lasted long and my technical ineptitude may have helped make it easier but at least I have now learnt how to post a pic.

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There is a lot of info on the web about this aircraft (42-63393) named, as Hen Ddraig states, 'Rush Order'. Apparently so named because it flew its first operational mission only 15 days after leaving the factory.

It even has its own website here

As a matter of interest, some sources on the web quote Chiung-Lai (A-5), China or Chengtu, China as the location of the picture.
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Not much of a challenge and not really an airport...



Carry on, once confirmed.
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Saigon during the 'peace with honour' withdrawl?
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Evacuation of CIA personnel from Saigon, by Air America April 29 1975


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Saigon during the 'peace with honour' withdrawl?
US Embassy Saigon. Your control Chevron.
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Open House!!!!!!!!!
I think it was embassy staff plus a few rich locals who bribed their way out rather than just CIA. I Remember the film of them landing on an aircraft carrier, then the pilot took off and jumped out leaving the helicopter to its own devices.
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