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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.
  • There will only be one challenge running at a time.
  • Try to use elderly photos and not Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other search engine, 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 1st Apr 2012, 09:58
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nvubu,not the U.S.A.
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Either Bodney or East Wretham, now part of the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk.
OH if correct.
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I agree with Chevvron - it's East Wretham in 1946.
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Correct, R.A.F. East Wretham it is.
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Here's one I came across whilst searching for the challenge before last.



Will sabredog get this in one

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Sumburgh Shetland ?
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Providence Bay (Provideniya airport),Ureliki.
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sabredog has it in one as usual (must try harder....)

You have control.
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Thank you, nvubu.
Open House
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Not Your Typical Aerodrome

Not Your Typical Aerodrome, but it was used for a number of years. Being OpenHouse, here is one to keep it going.

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Wall St. (East River) Skyport, NYC ?

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Not Wall Street, but it was on the East River. This was long before the Skyport. Its main user closed around 1930.
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East 23rd Street seaplane base, East River Havens? Keystone-Loening (Air Yacht)
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The plane is a Loening Air Yacht, NC 7772, pictured in 1929.
I go by the book, ISBN 0-8212-0474-2, page 134.
This was before Keystone bought Loening.
It is not at 23rd Street. Try farther north.
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31 St. East River of New York?

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sabredog is correct and has control.

The picture was at the Loening Aeronautical Engineering Corporation factory at 31st St and the East River. That area has been swallowed by the New York Univ. School of Medicine. Leroy Grumman was Loening's general manager when the picture was taken. Jake Swirbul was plant manager.

When Keystone took over, it announced that the Manhattan factory would close. Grumman, Swirbul and others left and formed the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp. One of Grumman's early products was the JF Duck, which appeared the 1933. The J2F (below) was a development.

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Thank you,seacue. An interesting and unusual challenge.
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At Post # 1500 nvubu wrote:-
Thanks Sabredog for that - whilst searching for the challenge I came across this weird and wonderful aeroplane, which I thought was worth sharing.
The aircraft is in fact a Grade-Eindekker the Grade B with double undercarriage for stunt flying. It was built by the German Hans grade circa 1910.
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Here is the next mystery aerodrome:
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Namsos, Norway.

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