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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.
  • 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.
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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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  • 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 19th Jun 2019, 21:09
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Ah, you see my last aeroplane was the Jaguar.

We always flew the right track.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 21:36
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Goggled "black stump".

Queensland methinks, and that's where I'm looking.
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 21:36
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We always flew the right track.
But as in the Morecombe and Wise skit, not necessarily in the right order!
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Old 19th Jun 2019, 21:47
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But that wuz notes wunnit.

Fink I've found the challenge.

Definitely found it but off to bed.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 01:59
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dook, you are correct. The mystery aerodrome is in Queensland, otherwise known as the Deep North.

Concerning the Black Stump, when you drive beyond it, you are in the GAFA! I remember an Aussie TV ad in the 80s for a Ford Falcon (or possibly a petrol or oil ad), where the video ended with a car driving down a bush track and passing a black stump. Nicely done.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 03:28
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That would be Roma airport (YROM).

Open house.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 03:50
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You shouldn't have gone to sleep dook! chimbu has it. Roma - YROM not LIRF.

Both terminals in my picture are called "AT Berry Terminal" after Alan Berry who worked at the airport for forty years and used his Ford Falcon as the check-in counter.



A young Alan Berry started at Roma Airport two years earlier in 1947 and he saw it grow from the site at the meatworks where there was no terminal, just an old shed. Berry was easily identifiable with his tash, shorts and white socks. He quickly made himself indispensable, doing everything from loading and unloading planes, to managing the bookings and running the airport. He was renowned in the Roma community, as was his famous old blue Falcon ute, which doubled as a check-in centre. The AT Berry terminal named in his honour was formally opened on April 27, 1996. Roma Mayor Barry Braithwaite thanked Flight West Airlines for their support of the airport and congratulated Alan Berry for 40 years of service to air travellers in Roma. “The new centre is modern, giving staff and passengers a degree of comfort and efficiency Mr Berry did not have the opportunity to use,” Mayor Braithwaite said. “Roma Airport has gone from the back of the ‘old Falcon ute’ to a modern check-in area.”
https://woollydays.wordpress.com/201...ation-in-roma/

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Old 20th Jun 2019, 06:15
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Actually on second thoughts I do have something to offer..........

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Old 20th Jun 2019, 06:54
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Morning chimbu.

Is that a computer-generated image ?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 06:59
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No it is not. Here is an aircraft that lives here, although it is a very long way from its original home.


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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:06
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Is that XV744 of trans-Atlantic fame ?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:17
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No it is not. The identity of this machine is prefixed XZ.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:24
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Maybe the USA.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:26
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Another resident. This one also did not see military service in the country where it is now housed.


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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:35
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Is that North Shore, NZ?
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:42
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No but you are in the correct country.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:47
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The roof looks like the one in Ashburton.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:49
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Bingo! Well spotted sir.


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Old 20th Jun 2019, 07:51
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I think that has to go to lauriebe.

He pointed the way.
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Old 20th Jun 2019, 08:03
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
I think that has to go to lauriebe.

He pointed the way.
Good morning Dook.

Thanks, I have one ready but I am shortly going out and probably won't be online again until around 0100Z tomorrow. So, over to you.
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