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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.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 19:25
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Aquino,Italy with Monte Cassino as the backdrop.....OH if correct
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 19:40
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I think the hill is Castel d'Erice, just outside Trapani

I think there are two airfields @ 38 00 52 88 N 12 35 07 11E or a bit south @ 38 00 15 85N 12 34 53 93E. Not sure of their names.

I think it is the northernmost one as the background fits almost exactly

update: well I've found the same image and it states that it is at Trapani Milo (the southermost airfield) , but the image below it shows the hill in the background - which I think is too far away.

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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:16
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It is Trapani-Milo, if you google street view from the road in the middle of the old runway near 3800'21"N01234'54"E you can see the same view of Monte Erice.

Nvubu has it, over to you.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:35
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SH good challenge.

I've gone to that location and I still think the poportion is wrong for it to be from there - the background starts to rise too soon. Streetview from 3800'56.22" N 1235'12.54" E and the propotion is about right - at least I've learnt how to copy a location

Here's the next challenge. Should be fairly easy.


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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:51
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Tinian?.............
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:53
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which one?
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Got no idea mate...but I saw that photo in a book recently.

Off for a look...
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:58
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You've got a choice of two ... better hurry, someone else might guess the right one
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 21:08
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Can't find the photo/article...

You've got a choice of two
Thank you. A 50-50 chance!

North................?
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 21:09
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nope......................... that's already been done
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that's already been done
You're right. I didn't look at Mel's list. In shame I will lower my head and retire. Can't even get a 50-50 right.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 21:25
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It's West for anyone who was going to guess South.

I was just suprised to see helicopter's in WWII, I had thought that they were developed just after the war.

I'll post some more Which Aerodrome featuring helicopters next time around. Here's one to be getting on with - no aerodrome so I couldn't use it, but I think it's a great shot.



Over to you Noyade.

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You're too kind mate.

Open house.

Pretty sure I saw that photo (your challenge) in an article on the R-4. And yes, it did a superb job in WWII....but not sure I'd trust the early choppers like that fella above.
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Oh, what the heck, I'll have a crack at it. Couldn't find this on Mel's list but sometimes you guys change your airfield names?

Gotta love the Stirling...

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They look like 7 Squadron Stirlings at Oakington
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Oakington
Your control mate.
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Can't access my pictures at the moment so open house.

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Where's Mr Grubby or evansb when you need them?
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Here's another then:

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chevvron.

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