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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.

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Old 14th May 2019, 08:57
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Most educatiional how these things lead down interesting avenues thanks to the web...
a bit more here on the B24 raids:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eareckson_Air_Station
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:31
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I'll give it a go. A slightly different airport view.
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:41
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Hamad Airport, Doha.

Oryx Airport Hotel.
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Old 14th May 2019, 10:27
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Hamad Airport, Doha.

Oryx Airport Hotel.
Correct, although it's not actually part of the hotel, the spa, pool, gym and squash courts are open to anyone willing to pay. They'll even lend you racquetes and trainers.

A great way to spend a couple of hours away from the crowds.
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Old 14th May 2019, 11:35
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Thank you.

So, an aerodrome.

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Old 14th May 2019, 12:12
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Wink

Looks tropical,or should that be pacific...?
Is it still there,and where is N...?
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:20
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Still there. View is about NW.

Pacific.
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:46
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OK..N/S of Equator...?
S`Pore to 140*E(Papua/PNG) ,or further E....?
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Old 14th May 2019, 12:55
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Southern hemisphere and within the longitudes you have specified.
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Old 14th May 2019, 13:11
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I reckon on Momote Airport in PNG.

If so as I have nothing available and it's time for bed, so OH.

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Old 14th May 2019, 13:17
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Checklist has scored with Momote.

He has called OH.
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:11
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Have another from me

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Old 14th May 2019, 19:42
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At least it's an aerodrome !

Might it be in France ?
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:45
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Yes it is in France - no longer an aerodrome though.
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Old 14th May 2019, 19:58
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Expeditionary force again ?
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Old 14th May 2019, 20:46
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Nope - WW2.
Built before the war, but expanded by the Luftwaffe between 1940-42.
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Old 14th May 2019, 22:07
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From those clues it might be NE France.
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Old 14th May 2019, 22:45
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Not NE France.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:24
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Fairly far away from any front line on land.
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Old 15th May 2019, 11:38
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Wild shot - Aix-L'Enfant ?

I have found several which are described as "no record found of any Luftwaffe units stationed there" so was it actually used by the Luftwaffe ?

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