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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.
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  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 18:45
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Just spent an idle half-hour matching engine to aircraft to nearby river. It certainly works with this spot.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 18:48
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Would that be the river Exe ?
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:00
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No, not the Exe. Nearest close match in my terms to Exeter would be Christchurch, long since closed. I lived on that river in my youth, and much later in my dotage. And that river was yours also, albeit in name only and not location. No, not the Adour.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:03
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Mine also ?

Avon ?
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:18
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
No, not the Exe. Nearest close match in my terms to Exeter would be Christchurch, long since closed. I lived on that river in my youth, and much later in my dotage. And that river was yours also, albeit in name only and not location. No, not the Adour.
From my aged memory Christchurch, Hampshire (as it was when closed) only had a grass runway. Also, at the time of closure you would only have seen Austers, Tiger Moths, and some ex AST Oxfords, before they were broken up. All hangars on the west side, with one exception being the ATC gliding school at the south end.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:51
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Avon, yes. Christchurch, Avon, Sea Vixen. In like manner, Lossie, Spey, Bucaneer. Now for the airfield in question, Airfield, Engine, Aircraft. For what it is worth, O Level geography wii reveal that the river flows the wrong way.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:57
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Well, I've found it but it doesn't say where it is.


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Old 14th Aug 2019, 19:58
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Full Sutton innit.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:00
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Yes, that's the place. Now look into RAF history, engine names, football clubs, William the Conquerer, and so on.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:01
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Can't be bothered to do that at the moment.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:03
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Yes, Full Sutton. Chelsea Football Club, 1066, Stamford Bridge, RR Derwent, Meteor T7, and so on. Prison brightly lit at night.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:03
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Full Sutton
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:08
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Dook first old bean, but only just. He has the floor.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 20:14
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I have never flown with a Derwent so I don't understand why you said it was my engine also.

A little different:


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Old 15th Aug 2019, 17:57
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Originally Posted by TCAS FAN View Post
From my aged memory Christchurch, Hampshire (as it was when closed) only had a grass runway. Also, at the time of closure you would only have seen Austers, Tiger Moths, and some ex AST Oxfords, before they were broken up. All hangars on the west side, with one exception being the ATC gliding school at the south end.
Christchurch did have a hard runway originally laid in 1943 using steel mesh and concrete then tarmaced over in 1954..
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 18:44
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Hi dook, your photo looks military. Something about your photo makes me think it's either very hot or very cold!
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 19:18
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I think there's some snow lying around so probably cold. Europe?
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 19:22
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Good evening jensdad.

It's neither very hot nor very cold.

It was a small military airfield and some years ago it was proposed to make it into an international airport. Ate the end of 2016 it was described as not operating but in 2017 a company was operating from there.

That might make it easier.

And good evening to you ea200.

It is in Europe but not high latitude.

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Old 15th Aug 2019, 21:45
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Could it be the airfield that was known to Ryanair as Balaton Airport? I remember there were efforts a few years ago to get the place going as a second international airport for Hungary. I then heard that Ryanair had pulled out and haven't heard anything about the place since!
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Old 15th Aug 2019, 21:49
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Good evening jensdad.

Issa quite a long way south of Hungary.
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