Aviation History and Nostalgia Whether working in aviation, retired, wannabee or just plain fascinated this forum welcomes all with a love of flight.
    Hide Wikipost
Old 2nd Mar 2020, 14:35   -   Wikipost
PPRuNe Forums Thread Wiki: Which Aerodrome Mk III
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been a member for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: nvubu
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.
Anyone can edit it so long as they have been here for 90 days with 90 posts. Let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy Thanks to Self Loading Bear for suggesting that we use a wiki. Which Aerodrome I Which Aerodrome II nvubu.

Print Wikipost

Which Aerodrome Mk III

Old 20th Feb 2020, 20:40
  #18461 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
It was and still is delightful, although the building has been relocated and replaced a couple of times.

Not Hawkins field.

Another clue (or assist, if you will): I am often accused of being a pedant.
MJG

.

mgahan is offline  
Old 20th Feb 2020, 20:45
  #18462 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 168
Maybe Bairiki/Kiribati then.
dook is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2020, 00:00
  #18463 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Not Bairiki which is the main commercial centre of South Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati.

Last edited by mgahan; 21st Feb 2020 at 00:18. Reason: typo correction
mgahan is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2020, 07:54
  #18464 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 1,376
Is it in Kiribati or Tuvalu? IIRC Tuvalu Funafuti FUN is in the middle of the island 0- well a a bit further from the sea than the challenge...............
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2020, 18:24
  #18465 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Not Funafuti..

I'll construct another clue when I get to the office.
MJG
mgahan is offline  
Old 21st Feb 2020, 22:13
  #18466 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Photographs from last century show two runways; however, more recent scenes in Google Earth show a single runway and no sign of the structure in the original post..

MJG
mgahan is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 08:35
  #18467 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 1,376
"I'll construct another clue when I get to the office"


FALSE NEWS! FALSE NEWS!!!!!


"Photographs from last century show two runways;" - I'm getting old - I was trying to think which airstrip had been built with runways before 1900...................
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 08:37
  #18468 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 1,376
Is or was it part of the British Empire/Commonwealth?
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 14:13
  #18469 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: east ESSEX
Posts: 3,528
Are we in the Indian or Pacific ocean....?
sycamore is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 14:55
  #18470 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,509
Did anyone recognize the clue
Brazil ATC?
which is
CINDACTA
I could not place it.
Self loading bear is online now  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 16:23
  #18471 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 1,376
Thanks Bear - I think it's Islas Fernando de Noronha Airport

Gov. Carlos Wilson Airport (IATA: FEN, ICAO: SBFN) is the airport serving the island of Fernando de Noronha, Brazil. It is the easternmost airport of Brazil and the only one that is located in the Brazilianoceanic islands. The first runway was built in 1934. In 1942, during World War II, the runway was extended and a passenger terminal was built by the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command under the Airport Development Program. It provided technical support for the Natal-Dakar air route, which provided a transoceanic link between Brazil and French West Africa for cargo, transiting aircraft and personnel.

The airport was transferred to the jurisdiction of the United States Navy on 5 September 1944.[3] After the end of the war, the administration of the airport was transferred back to the Brazilian Government.
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 19:17
  #18472 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
None of the above.

Pacific Ocean and there is a Commonwealth connection.
mgahan is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 20:02
  #18473 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicken Run
Posts: 937
Whitegrass Airport? Perhaps Tanna, same place, would fill the obscured title more appropriately.

Last edited by JENKINS; 22nd Feb 2020 at 20:13.
JENKINS is offline  
Old 22nd Feb 2020, 22:58
  #18474 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Not Whitegrass/Tanna.
Still used as an international airport. Although there are no international fights today. there was one yesterday and one is scheduled for tomorrow.

MJG
mgahan is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2020, 06:18
  #18475 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: dublin
Age: 70
Posts: 576
TABITEUEA KIRIBATI
descol is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2020, 08:05
  #18476 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Not Tabitauea (North or South) . Neither is or has been, to my knowledge, an international airport.

I'm off to bed and will be back on line in 9 hours.

Last edited by mgahan; 23rd Feb 2020 at 08:12. Reason: added the third sentence as a clue.
mgahan is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2020, 08:20
  #18477 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Ferrara
Posts: 1,376
Surely not that hell-hole Nauru. Yaren???
Asturias56 is offline  
Old 23rd Feb 2020, 19:44
  #18478 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 229
Not Nauru.

Here's one of the earlier pictures..



mgahan is offline  
Old 24th Feb 2020, 03:53
  #18479 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Siargao Island
Posts: 1,003
Aitutaki Airport?
Harry Wayfarers is offline  
Old 24th Feb 2020, 04:23
  #18480 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: West
Posts: 272
Bonriki? OH if by any chance correct...
Max Tow is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.