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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 28th May 2019, 18:59
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Go for it ……...
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Old 28th May 2019, 19:18
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I have several lined up but I have no wish to be called a "hog" as happened via a PM a while back.

You go for it,
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Old 28th May 2019, 20:53
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I'll step in while you two are arguing the toss.

Nice photo:

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Old 28th May 2019, 20:56
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No toss being argued.

I think I see RCAF Neptunes - five in a row too.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:10
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By arborist determination canadian pine.
Comox British Columbia


Neptune
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:11
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Yes - just found it on Radio Research Paper site.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:25
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I knew that would be easy. RCAF Comox on Vancouver Island, where the Snowbirds do their Spring Training.


Slb has the con.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:28
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I just looked for Neptune bases and the pic came up quickly.

At last the thread is moving again.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:33
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Thanks

My challenges donít tend to last long.
Perhaps this one?


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Old 28th May 2019, 21:47
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An obvious search.

Thought it was Frankfurt, but now found another view and it's Orly.
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Old 28th May 2019, 21:59
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Orly indeed.
Over to you. Dook
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Old 28th May 2019, 22:03
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Cheers Bear.

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Old 28th May 2019, 23:28
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Long Tieng, Laos aka LS20A. "Secret" home of General Vang Pao and the CIA backed Air America.

Open house.

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Old 29th May 2019, 06:02
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Curses! If I had taken more than a cursory look at dook’s photo, I would have spotted the mountain at the end of the runway.

Long Tieng is on my bucket list of places to visit, mainly because of having read “Flying through Midnight” by John T. Halliday. An autobiographical story about flying C-123s in Laos, which culminates in an emergency NORDO letdown into the jagged karst terrain surrounding Long Tieng, on a dark moonless night and then successfully landing on the unlit runway, not knowing if they would be shot for landing at a forbidden “non-existent” base. Gripping reading.
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Old 29th May 2019, 09:46
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Nice shooting Cubs2jets.

Long Tieng it is - a very interesting history. An airfield that never was.

OH has been called.

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Old 30th May 2019, 07:51
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Here we go - a modern one from me


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Old 30th May 2019, 10:03
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Beautiful plane
congratulations if it is your own.
Built 1942; modern?
G-registration
Is from one of your Brexit trips to France?
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Old 30th May 2019, 10:17
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Yes, lovely aircraft
Not my own, I'm self loading like yourself.
Modern photo My more usual challenges are historic ones.
Not in France.
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Old 30th May 2019, 10:28
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I first learnt to fly on a Tiger in 1965.

My instructor said "if you can slow roll a Tiger you can slow roll anything" - he was right.

Are these photos taken at a fly-in or rally in the UK ?

Kemble or maybe Cosford ?
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Old 30th May 2019, 11:44
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Another shot - Scone ?
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