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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.
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  • 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 8th Apr 2012, 23:28
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I've read this was once an airfield...

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Downey Field, Downey, CA? (Also known as EMSCO Field or Vultee Field )

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Remarkable.

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Many thanks,Graeme.
The next challenge;
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Aeroporto di Torino - Caselle I believe.
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Your belief is not unfounded,Mel. Well done.
YHC
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Thank you Terry.
Here is the next:-
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Rostock-Marienehe ?
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Not Rostock-Marienehe. This airfield was in a country annexed by Germany in 1938.
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Fliegerhorst Brumowski ?
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Old 10th Apr 2012, 13:09
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nvubu. Not Fliegerhorst Brumowski, you have gone a little too far south I believe.
Here is the airfield today:-
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Olomouc, Czech Republic.

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I agree with Olympus as to the location.

Although the airfield was known as Olmütz-Neredin by the Luftwaffe as there was also a civilian airport at Olomouc-Holici which opened in 1937. The latter closed in the late 1960s - mentioned bottom of the page here and here. Some early photos of Olomouc-Neredin are here (all these pages are in czech)

I think Bohemia and Moravia, the latter where Olomouc is located, were annexed on 15 March 1939, not 1938.

PS Just noticed Google Translate translates Olomouc-Holici into Olomouc-Shaving
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My source gives the name of the airfield as Olomoc, Czechoslovakia. Doing a search on that name I found the modern photograph of Olomouc. However looking at the various photographs of Olomouc I cannot locate the buildings shown in the challenge photograph. However, Olympus has identified my second photograph so the laurels go to him. I am left wondering if the challenge photograph had been captioned correctly.

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As it's Open House, have a go at this - will sabredog get this in one


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Is it Belbek Airport, Sevastopol?
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Olympus - I think I know where you are coming from as that is where I thought it was at first, but I don't think it is as that aerodome was/is for fighters and was only opened up to civil aviation in 2002, whereas this photo was taken sometime in the 60/70s, so I think this is the civil airport for the same city - Simferopol International Airport - although I'm not sure I can prove it

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I'm sorry, it's still Open House until I can access my main computer.
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Here's another one then...

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RCAF Bagotville Quebec. OH if correct
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