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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.
  • 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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  • 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.
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Old 12th Apr 2012, 17:13
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Thank you,descol.
The next;
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Long shot - Orly
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WW I airship station Wainoden (Vaiņode), Courland?
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Well done, CGB. Orly it is.
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As ever, Open House.

PS. There are some interesting articles about the architect, Eugene Freyssinet. The hangars were very much a work of art.
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Open House - Lets see if this is a mystery or not - LFH
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I know I've said it before but Rearsby?
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Right second time Chevy - You have control. LFH

The picture seems to be from the 29th June 1947 airshow. Programmes sixpence and joyrides from five bob to 12/6d for Leicester and Return.

Rearsby aerodrome operated from 1938 to late '60s when it became an automotive site, going through the hands of Pressed Steel and BMC until British Leyland sold it about 1980 to an MBO which ran successfully on automotive parts until sold to Adwest in 1996. The business closed in about 2003. It is now a group of industrial units and the original farmers fields.

Initially a flying club, in 1939 it became home to Taylorcraft (England) they changed their name to Auster (the South Wind) after the war. They built nearly 4000 aircraft during the life of the company - some 1600 military AOP aircraft plus civil Taylorcraft, Austers and Beagles of all sorts.

During WWII they also repaired/rebuilt Tiger Moths and 'returned to service' some 1400 Hurricanes and Typhoons and operated from up to ten local industrial sites.

The old grass field is now bisected by the A607 Rearsby bypass.

There's some pretty pics on the third page of this historical discussion thread

Rearsby

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Open House.
Another historic airfield lost to posterity.
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Any idea where this is?

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Page Field (Marine Corps Air Station Parris Island)
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YHC .... as usual
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The next challenge;
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Cromer (Northrepps) Runway 22
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Correct.
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Here's an aerodrome that is a fair distance from North Norfolk

edit: replace words on the roof


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Is it Lusaka? If it is the words written on the roof are well hidden!
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Yes Lusaka in 1955 - now Lusaka City Airport.

I thought the words on the roof were a bit of a giveaway - I've replaced the image so that they are visible. The straight lines on the roof helped me to copy and paste areas ajacent to the letters over the top - didn't fool you though

Here's an aerial shot from 1964 - slightly different from the GE view today.



I captured this (05:07 onwards) from the following BOAC file - also shows the roof.


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Thank you nvubu,
I cannot see this one on the list so here goes, adding the caveat that I am just in from the nightshift so may be dozy!

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Guam Northwest Field
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