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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 6th Nov 2019, 21:38
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Belize Municipal .....(from about 2005)....Confirmed from OP, from telecon... OPEN HOUSE .....
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 11:06
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Good morning/afternoon/evening all.

I can confirm that sycamore has correctly identified Belize.
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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:38
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Here's a strip that a friend of mine occasionally flies his Chipmunk to, for lunch:

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Old 7th Nov 2019, 21:45
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On a hunch it's your part of the world I Goggled "canada golf course airstrip".

Looks like Sandpiper Golf Course BC.
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Old 9th Nov 2019, 11:43
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My post concerning the correct identification of Sandpiper/Rowena's airstrip was deleted, so for the record, now that 24 hours has safely passed, I can repost my follow-up photo, which would have narrowed it down:



and a location image, for those interested:



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Old 9th Nov 2019, 12:08
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Thank you I42.

Open House.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 06:37
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Welcome KJ - I was the same a number of years ago, and had no clue where any of the aerodromes was - and then I solved my first one and posted my first challenge, which was identified very quickly

Here's the next aerodrome.
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 11:13
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Somewhere pretty cold,looking at the covers on the ground and the heaters...Aleutians...?
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Old 10th Nov 2019, 13:59
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Yes, it can get cold here, but it isn't in the Aleutians


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Old 11th Nov 2019, 05:13
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I'm torn between two possible areas - somewhere in North America or somewhere in China, like Kunming.
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Old 11th Nov 2019, 06:43
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Do these help you decide which area?



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Old 11th Nov 2019, 22:52
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I doubt there were B-17s or P-38s in China.

Even though it’s not the Aleutians, I’m tempted by the idea of Alaska.
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Old 11th Nov 2019, 23:14
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
I doubt there were B-17s or P-38s in China.

Even though itís not the Aleutians, Iím tempted by the idea of Alaska.
What about Greenland?
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 06:27
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India 42s temptations are correct.

Yet more aircraft types at this location.


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Old 12th Nov 2019, 06:39
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Lots of choices in Alaska, but I think, given the plethora of aircraft, this must be one of the bigger ones. My first guess is the first USAAF airfield in Alaska - Elmendorf.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 06:49
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Ah ha, you have picked up on the huge variety of aircraft - I've not seen so many different types at an airfield before. However it isn't Elmendorf.

These people were also there.
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 08:11
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Ah ha, I wondered if Russians might be involved! I was looking for Red Stars on the photos you posted.

So is this one of the Northwest Staging Route airfields? Possibly Ladd Army Airfield at Fairbanks?
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Old 12th Nov 2019, 08:57
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I thought that the image with the Russians might help, and you have it with Ladd Army Airfield at Fairbanks. Over to you.

My next image would have been aircraft with red stars on them - see not always cold.


Ladd was the cold weather testing airfield - hence the wide variety of aircraft.

This is my favourite image - and would have been the last clue.

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Old 12th Nov 2019, 12:44
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nvubu, a great challenge. I learned a lot in the process of tracking it down.

Once you showed the Russians doing a pre-flight, I guessed Ladd, because I had read that this was where Russian crews took over the Lend-Lease aircraft.

Re your last image - you don’t need to go to Alaska for conditions like that. I’ve seen similar ice-fog in southern Alberta!

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Old 12th Nov 2019, 13:39
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It's not winter here:

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