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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 1st Jan 2020, 16:28
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Wink

Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
yes its Yaonde - over to Bear
I am afraid EvansB has had a slight fit over the carpet.
I found the same edge pattern of the red carpet at the popeís visit:


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Old 1st Jan 2020, 18:23
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The next challenge is to my liking and to another regular posterís liking:


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Old 1st Jan 2020, 19:29
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UK, ex-FAA as it looks like four runways (one hidden in the grass), plus Robbin(?) hangars in the old technical area. Apart from that I'm stuck.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 20:22
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All good answers.
Let throw in some aircraft ID:

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Old 1st Jan 2020, 20:23
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St Merryn of course...
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 20:48
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I would have expected MReyn24050 to drop by.
I never would have thought to find an airfield with my First name; Merijn.
But finding one being a saint is way to much.

Kit has control.
(I answered your pm, i cannot open the link)
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 21:01
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Roger. Open house I’m afraid. I’ll attend to that tomorrow.
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 07:55
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OK - over 24 hours gone - here's another relatively modern (less than 50 years old) spot

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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 09:35
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Originally Posted by Kit Sanbumps KG View Post
St Merryn of course...
Arthur C Clarke based his docu/novel 'Glidepath' at a Cornish airfield called 'St Erryn'; could this have been the same place? Was he based at St Merryn?
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 09:45
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...arthurcclarke1

At 17 he joined the British Interplanetary Society, an organisation then widely regarded as crackpot, but of which he was later to be treasurer and, eventually, chairman.

In the civil service his mathematical ability took him into the audit branch. But, after the outbreak of the second world war, he opted to join the RAF where, via electronics training, he became an instructor at radio school. Finally he went to work on the development and proving of American ground control approach - talk-down - radar at Davidstow Moor in north Cornwall, a system which pilots never liked because it robbed them of control until the last moments.
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 12:27
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
OK - over 24 hours gone - here's another relatively modern (less than 50 years old) spot

Asturias,
Probably your own photo? Which I always appreciate!
But not much to go on.
Except that we can rule out the Netherlands and Sr Merryn
Do you have more clues?
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 12:37
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Is that a Flybe Dash 8?

(No, can't be, it's too clean)

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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 12:59
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No pictures of the Pope's carpet here Bear.... dixi is correct as to aircraft type and also that it's far too clean to be Flybe - which is a clue in it's own right.......



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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 17:06
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Tsushima Yamaneko Airport
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 08:00
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Yes - far away off japan - some very interesting scenery around there....... Over to Smokeon



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Old 4th Jan 2020, 09:46
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Thank you. Open House.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 03:33
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Here's an easy one to keep things going. I've always liked the runway symmetry at this airport.


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Old 6th Jan 2020, 06:40
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Edmonton International Airport, CYEG, Alberta, Canada.
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 13:08
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In summer too!!!
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Old 6th Jan 2020, 18:49
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Do I wait for India Four Two's go ahead, or do I post a new challenge?
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