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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 26th Dec 2019, 17:18
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Not Kushiro although I see that is also very close to one of the Red-Crowned Cranes reserves. This aerodrome is due north from there.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 18:33
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In that case it must be;
Memanbetsu Airport.
O.H., if correct.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 20:03
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Memembetsu it is. Lovely send off from the JAL ground crew. Take a bow! SMOKON has declared OH.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 21:10
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That is interesting - I checked the Kanji script for all the airports in Hokkaido and couldn't find a match.

All is clear now. The characters for Memanbetsu Kūkō are 女満別空港. The sign on the terminal building is facing away from the airside and so is reversed!

Normal:


Reversed:


女満別空港

I always love the formality of the ground crews in Japan, when departing.
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Old 26th Dec 2019, 22:50
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I always love the formality of the ground crews in Japan, when departing.
Yes. It is an old tradition
W2 documentaries show that they did a similar thing for departing Kamikaze, but without the snowman
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 03:51
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Originally Posted by evansb View Post
People at Gates? Really? Gates? History and Nostalgia? This is, after all, 'Aviation History and Nostalgia'.. I am frequently agog at the level of participation on this challenge. Can you just show a photograph of an aerodrome? You know, runways, taxiways and buildings? From above? Apparently not. A hedgerow on a Yorkshire farm is hardly a clue to an Argentinian aerophile, is it? If similar standards were to be applied to "What Cockpit?", I would imaging close-ups of an ash tray. This 'What Aerodrome?' thread seems to have descended to an absolute #@$%^&! show. Just my opinion.
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I await being banished forever from this forum by the 'Forum Modulators'. Merry Christmas.
The rest of your post indicates a surfeit of Christmas spirit, but there is no mandate requiring you to visit this forum or this thread. Others are currently participating and contributing quite happily

Normal Service will be resumed, folks
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 04:50
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History and Nostalgia.
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 05:47
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Christmas?
Humbug!
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 06:03
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Originally Posted by evansb View Post
History and Nostalgia.
Fair call; it may have been less confrontational to refer members to the Wiki for this thread and the T&Cs there?

Maybe I’ll do it for you
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Old 27th Dec 2019, 18:06
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Now we've got over Christmas and it's OH here is one for the weekend...

I thought I'd post a waste paper bin but evans might have had a melt-down.......

So, as requested, an overhead

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Old 28th Dec 2019, 00:20
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
Now we've got over Christmas and it's OH here is one for the weekend...

I thought I'd post a waste paper bin but evans might have had a melt-down.......

So, as requested, an overhead
I would expect some attention to the Wiki post at the head of this thread, particularly:
  • 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.
and
  • 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.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 07:34
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Ok - here is an old picture of the same airfield...................




PS I run ALL the pictures I post through Google Image first to make sure it's not an easy shot for those who might fall into temptation..................
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 07:44
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Originally Posted by Senior Pilot View Post
I would expect some attention to the Wiki post at the head of this thread, particularly:
  • 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.
Doesn't say you can't use ZoomEarth.
The overhead image appears to be a Warsaw Pact type airfield; haven't a clue where though.
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by chevvron View Post
Doesn't say you can't use ZoomEarth.
It does now
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 08:06
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"The overhead image appears to be a Warsaw Pact type airfield; haven't a clue where though"

Now you point it out it does rather look like something from the Pact - it definitely isn't tho'................ Go West Young Man!
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 10:15
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Former East Germany then?
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Old 28th Dec 2019, 17:39
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Keep going west ...................................... It's NOT a Warsaw pact airfield - in fact I'm not sure it ever was a military field at all

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Old 28th Dec 2019, 18:08
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America’s?
I see a lot of the same aircraft on the grass?
So a factory airfield?
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Old 29th Dec 2019, 09:09
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Yes it's in the America's

It was a major factory airfield and still has a lot of facilities there tho' I don't think they build any airframes these days - but it was always a civilian airfield throughout

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Old 29th Dec 2019, 17:11
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The area has been known as a point to measure distance/time from for over 50 years...............
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