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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).

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  • 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.
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  • That winner shall either post another challenge or declare the floor open. Anyone may then post the next challenge.
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  • 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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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 00:01
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WWII B-17 USAAF base, UK.
Can't work out if the photographer is downwind or on finals though. LFH
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 08:10
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LFH - you are correct so far.

Looking east, and downwind according to the windsock.



Here's another view of the buildings in the centre of the previous image.


More views from around the airfield to come if needed later.

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Is it Ridgewell?

Open House if correct.
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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 13:43
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Yes it is Ridgewell

I thought I'd share these other phots of the aerodrome - I've provided a link to a high res version of each one.

Officer's Lounge - High Res


Once of those B17s - High Res


The airfield in 8th Februabry 1944 - High Res


If you compare this image with today, I don't think there is one building remaining.

I've got photos of most of the built up areas , and a number of other aerial shots. If anyone wants to see more, let me know and I'll post them under a new thread.

Olympus is correct, and it is Open House

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Old 23rd Mar 2012, 23:06
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Stunning pictures, nvubu, thanks for showing them here.

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Old 26th Mar 2012, 18:13
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As it's 3 days since the last mystery aerodrome was solved.

Here's one from me - completely different from my usual fare


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Kajjansi "Airport", Uganda.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 19:32
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Well ... I thought that would take a little longer.

You have control sabredog.
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 19:47
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Thank you,nvubu.
I am afraid it is back to;
Open House
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 13:08
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Open House! Here is something a bit different:-
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 13:49
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Is it Königsberg-Devau, now Kaliningrad Devau Airport?
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 18:17
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That is the one SilentHandover. . You have control.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 18:23
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Many thanks, a sad knowledge of the aeroplane type led to a narrow field of airfields at which to look.

Try this one, guessing like most of mine it will not last long.

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Old 29th Mar 2012, 11:22
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Latin America, possibly Argentina?
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Olympus is correct so far.
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Tandil AFB( SAZT) ?
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It's not Tandil AFB.
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Naval Airbase Comandante Espora (BACE) near Bahia Blanca?
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That's the one Olympus YHC
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I may be able to post a new challenge later this evening but I'll declare OPEN HOUSE in the meantime.
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