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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 14th May 2020, 19:19
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Is it Mahon?
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Old 14th May 2020, 20:07
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It's an island about the same size (area) as Menorca. More tropical location than Menorca but much fewer residents.
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Old 14th May 2020, 21:32
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Malabo perhaps?
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Old 14th May 2020, 22:38
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Not Malabo -- but, by a very strange coincidence, this airport is exaclty the same discance from both Malabo and Mahon.
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Old 14th May 2020, 22:59
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Must be the Caribbean then? I was thinking somewhere in Cape Verde but unless there's a bit of distortion on my map that country is all closer to Malabo than Mahon. Fort de France?
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Old 14th May 2020, 23:40
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Hi jensdad. I'd suggest you go back to Cape Verde and re-measure those distances . . .

Edit: I double checked on Google Earth and the difference between the distance from Mahon to this airport, and Malabo to this airport, is less than 1 nautical mile.


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Old 15th May 2020, 01:03
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Ahha. Is it Sal? If it isn't I'll let someone else have a go.
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Old 15th May 2020, 01:13
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Oops. It would appear to be the other one... The one that has the same name as a football team from Oporto.

Oh OK then. Boa Vista. I have nothing handy so if I'm right it's Casa Aberta.
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Old 15th May 2020, 01:24
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Correct! Aeroporto Aristides Pereira, Boa Vista, Cabo Verde. Bom trabalho, jensdad!

Casa Aberta indeed
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Old 15th May 2020, 16:53
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Just to clarify for our non-Portuguese speaking friends -- it's Open House.
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Old 16th May 2020, 08:37
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I don't often post on here as I usually can't identify the aerodromes offered and have very few suitable photos of my own anyway. How about this one though? Where and when?

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Old 16th May 2020, 09:01
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Kingsnorth Airship Station?
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Old 16th May 2020, 09:06
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Kingsnorth Airship Station?
Sorry, not that.
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Old 19th May 2020, 10:56
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Is anybody there?
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Old 19th May 2020, 15:32
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Cardington perhaps.
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Old 19th May 2020, 15:35
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
Cardington perhaps.
but not there either.
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Old 19th May 2020, 17:34
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Allan: A small clue perhaps?
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Old 19th May 2020, 22:03
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Allan: A small clue perhaps?
Already? it's only been there three days!
Both wrong answers are correct in one detail.
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Old 20th May 2020, 05:42
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RNAS Polegate?
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:02
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RNAS Polegate?
not there either
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