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Here is a read only link to the Aerodrome Database - WhichAerodrome.xlsx. Up to date as of 1/1/2019

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 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 20th Oct 2019, 20:46
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Next one then.


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Old 21st Oct 2019, 07:49
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The ORPs look RAF style and the forest looks German - Laarbruch?
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 08:25
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Go a long way east to a land of spicy food.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 12:48
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Hindan Air Force Station.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 12:57
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Nicely done nvubu.

Hindan it is.

Your service.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 13:47
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Thank you very much - the clue was a bit of a giveaway.

And for the next mystery
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 13:53
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Clues are supposed to help and be useful.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 14:51
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I think that might be the 864th Bombardment Squadron B-24 "Ruptured Duck" at Barking Sands.

Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.

This is the site:

ManaAirfield-BarkingSandsAAFB-BonhamAFB-PMRF-Aviation on Barking Sands(3) (1)

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Old 21st Oct 2019, 17:27
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You didn't need any clues, such as Barking up the wrong tree etc.

You are correct Barking Sands it is.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 18:19
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Thank you kindly.
I started by finding which outfit had that fin marking and took it from there.

I'm intrigued as to where you obtained the challenge, because to use the one I found would have required more chopping at the bottom than yours.

This is not a GE image.


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Old 21st Oct 2019, 18:35
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Hmmmm... have to take care with the aircraft markings in future. I should have started with this one



I'd guess yours is Warsaw pact?

Anyone fancy a "Name that Plane" thread?
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 18:43
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I would really love a "Name that Plane" thread, but could we please make it "Name that Aircraft". We could then include various flying machines.

If you wish to know why feel free to PM me.

Your revised image doesn't appear in the site I gave above.

Mine was indeed Warsaw Pact and the challenge may not last much longer methinks.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 18:49
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Originally Posted by dook View Post
Your revised image doesn't appear in the site I gave above.
I know, I checked it.

I liked the alliteration of "Name that Plane".


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Old 21st Oct 2019, 19:25
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OK, her's your first plane to identify...



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Old 21st Oct 2019, 19:29
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Well said Flap40 - I couldn't agree more.

I hope nvubu now realises what I was saying.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 20:30
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That is a planer
With which you create a smooth plane.

may I suggest:
A plain game for an aircraft name
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 20:34
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planer

Hand powered = Plane. Mechanically powered = Planer.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 20:34
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Language translation again. In English it is a plane.

We shall soon have to define the difference between aircraft and aeroplane.
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 20:37
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There isn't one. An Aeroplane, or Airplane for those on the other side of the pond, is an Aircraft as is a baloon, airship and glider (and if you believe our CAA, as is a hovercraft).
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Old 21st Oct 2019, 20:44
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planer

Hand powered = Plane. Mechanically powered = Planer.
Thanks if you feed plane into google translate it doe not come up with that.
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