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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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  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
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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 13th Mar 2012, 12:31
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Open house declared so how about this one,
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invisible man ?

Excuse me please chaps, where's the reggie spotter gone then ? Or should I consider giving up wine at lunchtime ? One mo' he's there, next he ain't. I suppose he knows there isn't another flight for an hour or two and has gone orf right stage for a cuppa. I mean the good-looking dark haired gent who appeared to be wearing a shalwar kameez. Otherwise it looks like a British Airways 737 classic which might narrow down the field a bit, but more than that, frankly I haven't a clue. LFH

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Old 13th Mar 2012, 20:14
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Well, I saw the reggie spotter too... It looks somewhat foreign and tropical so I guess the shalwar kameez places it in Pakistan or possibly Bangladesh rather than LHR, but where...?

It will give me something to do this evening.
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Thanks Oly. A great relief, beginning to think I'd imagined him. I still favour it as a BA 737, which puts it closer - like Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa. Funny coloured, funny type of fence, more animal proof than security ? LFH
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 22:27
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How strange, I tried to edit him out on Phtobucket, then when I posted he was there, I have done nothing apart from go to work since and he has now gone! Me and technology are not the best of pals!

p.s. The right country has been mentioned.
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 00:34
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Zia Int'l., Dhaka, Bangladesh ?
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 01:39
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It's 'cos you spelt 'Photobucket' wrong.
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 06:52
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Sorry Chevv, my standards have slipped since you left.

Not Zia Intl sorry.
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Would it be Jessore Airport, Bangladesh
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 08:04
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It's not Jessore Airport, Bangladesh, as a clue it had occasional visits from Imperial Airways aircraft from 1934.
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Old 15th Mar 2012, 09:53
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Muhammad Bin Qasim International Airport aka Multan International Airport.

I'm out for the rest of the day so if correct, it will have to be Open House.
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Olympus has it, it is Multan International. It's Open House.
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I posted these two photos on the RAF Sharjah page, but apparently they aren't despite the source documents stating that they were

These were both taken during WWII, and I've included links to a full sized version.

This one is captioned "Airport At Sharjah, Arabia."

The full size version (4508x3519) can be found here

The next one is "Control Tower And Installations At An Airfield At Sharjah, Trucial Oman, Arabia"

Again the full sized version (4500x3510) is here

So here is a genuine Which Aerodrome as all I can say that it is somewhere in that area of the world.

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Old 15th Mar 2012, 23:00
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I posted these two photos on the RAF Sharjah page, but apparently they aren't despite the source documents stating that they were
What is the authority for saying these are not Sharjah but not saying where they actually are? Why would the statements on the source docs not be believed?
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People who have been there when the Fort was around, although admittedly a decade or so after these photos were taken - and lots of things had changed.

Although I must admit I've done some more searching around, and I'm coming to the conclusion that it is at Sharjah.

Should have done more research before posting . The below photo is from Picture 75 Sharjah Airport | 40 years of the UAE and there is the fort.





I'll revert this back to Open House

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Smile

Congrats Hippo, first bloke in a while to win his own challenge but I agree, its better to question it, rather than say it's whatever ... and find out it ain't. Fascinated by your source of old material - won't ask, but like it. LFH
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LFH - Thanks for that.

I originally had a few doubts as to whether it was at Sharjah as I couldn't match it to any of the photos on the thread, but I had no reason to doubt the source documents.

It was queried by people who had been there as being too big, the CT not in the right place. But I guess when it is the only thing in the photo with nothng else to compare it with it does look huge, but in the photo above the CT is in a different place and you can relate it's size.

I've also found some other sites which back up my conclusion that it is Sharjah - they are on this thread http://www.pprune.org/aviation-histo...sharjah-7.html

I have to agree with you re the old source material - it's fantastic. Loads more where they came from - what's more, from all over the globe.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 12:15
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To keep things moving, as it is Open House how about this one.

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Well I've found a duplicate of your image - only darker in colour - but I have no idea where it is. Tunisia maybe?
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Wrong continent I am afraid nvubu.
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