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 11th May 2020, 17:43
  #18921 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicken Run
Posts: 974
Did your holiday go near Gap?
JENKINS is offline  
Old 11th May 2020, 18:19
  #18922 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
I'll answer if you tell me where Gap is
nvubu is offline  
Old 11th May 2020, 19:04
  #18923 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chicken Run
Posts: 974
Gap Tallard Aerodrome en France. Simple guess due to hills and Porters, but perhaps too much grass.
JENKINS is offline  
Old 11th May 2020, 19:28
  #18924 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
Ah non monsieur.
This holiday didn't go past that location, although we did go through France to and from our final destination..
nvubu is offline  
Old 12th May 2020, 02:01
  #18925 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 836
All three aircraft look to be Swiss-made. Could it be in that fair country? If it is, I'll get my maps out...
jensdad is offline  
Old 12th May 2020, 12:52
  #18926 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 226
How about Bex?
WIDN62 is offline  
Old 12th May 2020, 18:12
  #18927 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
jensdad has narrowed down the country, but it isn't Bex.
nvubu is offline  
Old 12th May 2020, 22:50
  #18928 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
Bex is around 130 miles away by road from the target airfield.
nvubu is offline  
Old 12th May 2020, 23:11
  #18929 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,653
The ORIS PC-7 is based (or at least shown on several photos) in Locarno?
Self loading bear is online now  
Old 12th May 2020, 23:45
  #18930 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Newcastle
Posts: 836
Yeah, I reckon SLB has it with Locarno. I went past there on a train (or was it a bus?) a few years ago. The vegetation definitely has a south-side-of-the-Alps look about it as well.
jensdad is offline  
Old 13th May 2020, 04:15
  #18931 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
You'd reckon correctly. It is Locarno. Well done SLB.

We stayed at the Arcadia hotel in Locarno for a night on the way back from Italy. I have never experienced a swimming pool as clean as the one at the hotel. It was fantastic. So much so, that we stopped again the following year on the way to Slovenia, and this time it was the filthiest pool at any hotel we have stayed in, and was such as disappointment.

I've come across a few more holiday airfield images during my sort out of my images over the lockdown.
nvubu is offline  
Old 13th May 2020, 12:30
  #18932 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,653
Gee, wasn’t expecting that Locarno would be right as I could not find the hangar/garage building with an A as shown on your photo.

Ok now one that I have never visited by air, but I must have been real close next to It.


Self loading bear is online now  
Old 13th May 2020, 13:33
  #18933 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: herts
Posts: 1,734
SLB - on Google Earth go to streetview where it shows the Para Centro Locarno, then go a little south on the main road. Just past the hedge, look right, and there's the building.
nvubu is offline  
Old 13th May 2020, 20:51
  #18934 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: EGLL
Posts: 429
Walt Disney World Stolport, Florida?
(that large edifice - Contemporary Tower - in background gives it away)
OH if correct. 'ZG

Last edited by G-ARZG; 13th May 2020 at 21:10.
G-ARZG is offline  
Old 14th May 2020, 06:29
  #18935 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Netherlands
Age: 50
Posts: 1,653
Originally Posted by G-ARZG View Post
Walt Disney World Stolport, Florida?
(that large edifice - Contemporary Tower - in background gives it away)
OH if correct. 'ZG
Walt Disney it is

OH called by G-AZRG
Self loading bear is online now  
Old 14th May 2020, 07:18
  #18936 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: dublin
Age: 70
Posts: 594
I have not posted for a while - not sure if this will work



Last edited by Senior Pilot; 14th May 2020 at 08:58. Reason: Sort out image
descol is offline  
Old 14th May 2020, 08:44
  #18937 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Paradise
Age: 61
Posts: 1,366
That is an older shot of the terminal at Brunei (WBSB). Open house.
chimbu warrior is offline  
Old 14th May 2020, 08:49
  #18938 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: dublin
Age: 70
Posts: 594
Originally Posted by chimbu warrior View Post
That is an older shot of the terminal at Brunei (WBSB). Open house.
Yes - it is WBSB
CW - open house
descol is offline  
Old 14th May 2020, 15:19
  #18939 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 697
Here's one:



grizzled is offline  
Old 14th May 2020, 16:38
  #18940 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 697
As that kind of terrain could be almost anywhere, I suppose a hint is in order.
Slave Trade

grizzled 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.