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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 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 13th Dec 2019, 01:35
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Jasper Park Airstrip.
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 02:11
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Local knowledge wins out! If it wasn't Banff, Jasper was the next logical choice. The picture has an interesting history:



The peak clipped off on the left of the picture is Morro Peak, just to the north of the present day Jasper airfield and on the east side of the Athabasca River valley, that is followed by the Yellowhead Highway and the CNR tracks.

Two US Army DH-4Bs landed at Jasper in 1920. They were part of a US Army expedition to Alaska and back.

Military aircraft began flying in Alaska in 1920 when the Black Wolf Squadron, or The Alaska Flying Expedition, made The New York to Nome Flight. Capt. St. Clair Street commanded 7 men in 4 DH-4s as they took off from Mitchel Field on 17 July 1920. Each plane had a black profile of a Wolf's head painted on their sides. The trip organizer, Billy Mitchell wanted to establish an airway to Alaska and Asia. The 9349 mile round trip route included flying west to North Dakota, then north through Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon, and onwards to Fairbanks on 19 Aug. and finally Nome on the 23rd. They started their return trip on the 31st, landing Mitchel Field on 20 Oct. 1920 after 112 flying hours.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleventh_Air_Force

Capt. St. Clair Streett (at left) with pilots of the 1920 Alaskan Flying Expedition:


More information in a book blurb here:
https://www.windcanyonbooks.com/resl...roducts_id=343

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Old 13th Dec 2019, 04:21
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Thank you. Incredible story. What brave aviators they were! I will post a challenge around 1600 UTC, Friday. If a PPRuNer would like to post a challenge in the interim, by all means feel free to do so. Good night.
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 12:50
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Looks like I need three more posts to be able to post a URL, so OPEN HOUSE.
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 13:19
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no mountains near here
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 14:47
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Parham West Sussex?
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 14:49
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Nope - not 10,000 miles away tho.......... this

is slightly bigger as well
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 19:02
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Headcorn, Kent?
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 19:12
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Going back to the DH-4s at Jasper, here is a contemporaneous newspaper account:

The Edmonton Bulletin, September 28, 1920

As evansb said - brave aviators.
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Old 13th Dec 2019, 20:31
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Dunstable Downs

open House if correct
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 07:44
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No its not in the UK even though the landscapes are similar


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Old 14th Dec 2019, 12:14
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Denmark???
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 13:20
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No but Europe..............

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Old 14th Dec 2019, 13:21
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and there's even a gate Guardian

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Old 14th Dec 2019, 13:53
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I think this guardian has been sold eastwards in 2006?
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 14:36
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Yes - its an old photo - sorry!! So you know the answer Bear?
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Old 14th Dec 2019, 14:46
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I think I do,
But I have not much time to host another challenge.
Would then be an OH so I prefer to leave this one for somebody else.
If there are no takers I can always check in again later.
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Old 15th Dec 2019, 05:19
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Lets try another picture or two - thos was built in WW2 asa temporary strip - these days it's private a/c only I believe - no scheduled flights. The area suffered badly in WW1 and WW2



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Old 15th Dec 2019, 15:25
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Letís change control of threads.
This is Aerodrome de Namurs/Temploux.
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Old 16th Dec 2019, 08:48
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It is indeed - Bear has the thread.



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