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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.
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  • 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 6th Jun 2020, 20:38
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Nice photo from earlier times at Gilze-Rijen!
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Old 6th Jun 2020, 20:41
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Jelle on the ball!
Would it have been more difficult if I had posted this one first?


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Old 7th Jun 2020, 10:36
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I must say that the NF-5 helped a lot The interesting question is: what was the reaction from the cyclist on the left of your first image. It would appear that he/she is past the traffic lights...

Open house by the way, I've got loads of bad shots taken from various aircraft but not a lot that would make an interesting challenge.
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Old 7th Jun 2020, 16:57
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Forgive me if this has been featured before.
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 15:29
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Clue: And The Wall Came Tumbling Down..........


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Old 8th Jun 2020, 15:46
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That'd be Jericho International then!
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 16:03
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Originally Posted by Allan Lupton View Post
That'd be Jericho International then!
with the famous Babylon control tower
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 16:25
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Sorry I don't have much of a sense of humour. Can't stand those bratwursts playing around on that 'Gate Guardian' Halifax.

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Old 8th Jun 2020, 19:15
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Perhaps this will help?

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Old 8th Jun 2020, 21:10
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Berlin Tegel ?
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Old 8th Jun 2020, 21:59
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Well done. Tegel it is. Construction commenced 5th August 1948 - Operations commenced 5th November 1948. I suspect this image is of the formal opening which I believe took place in December 1948 . Concrete was not available so bricks and rubble from the ruins of Berlin was compacted and topped with tarmac for the runway ,taxiways and aprons.

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Old 9th Jun 2020, 20:20
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Thanks, the new challange


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Old 10th Jun 2020, 08:43
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Lorient Lann Bihoue LFRH LRT en France

Open House if correct
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 08:58
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KOPF Opa Locka, Florida... Lockheed Constitution
I saw this 'off airport' near OPF in 1978

OH if correct

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Old 10th Jun 2020, 14:42
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GZG correct, OH
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Old 10th Jun 2020, 21:42
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This airport is still operating, but with a different "owner" since the days when this picture was taken .

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Old 11th Jun 2020, 20:37
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About a decade later I had a similar view (without the DC6) and saw aircraft takeoff to drop 500lb bombs just behind the hill in the middle distance.

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Butterworth?
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Old 11th Jun 2020, 22:40
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Certainly is Butterworth. circa 1967. The next clue was to be the attached shot of a Lancaster, with a red kangaroo tag.

I spent three years and one hour there 1975-78. The outbound charter (QF 166 -a B707) was delayed six hours and the one hour was critical as it made me eligible for Malaysian tax. .

Officiated at a couple of ejections from RAAF Mirage during my tour, one as tower controller and one as the traffic director using the AR1 feeding to two finals controllers using SLA3/C. Both pilots suffered only minor injuries. The first had been a year ahead of me at school and when I turned around to tell the supervisor about the second I came face to face with the pilots wife who was part of "Ladies night Flying Tour".!

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Old 12th Jun 2020, 13:15
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Thanks. Pan Am R and R flights interesting. I gather that aircraft joining downwind from the range at Butterworth may have caused Air Traffic problems.

Try this: I have very limited facilities, self and machine, but I hope not too easy. My father ended his military career ici many years ago.

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