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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.
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  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 22:05
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Absera/Bishoftu South East of Addis Ababa?
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 22:11
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On second thought I think Copperbelt International airport in Zambia is a better fit.
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Old 22nd Jun 2020, 22:19
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Not Ethiopia or Zambia.

There was quite a big clue in my post #19058 as to a source of funding, which might narrow down the possible countries. Remember all of my images are from the last few months - so no runway yet.


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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 02:49
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This one, near Hoima in Uganda?



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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 05:36
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
Is it just me or has all the functionality gone from the reply/advanced.

I don't see any formatting options, or any options at all, and the "source" button - which is how I add my images from onedrive - is no longer visible.


Got round the image "issue" by pasting the path, preview, changed the url & /url to [img] & [/img]
nvubu would you raise your problems in PPRuNe Problems and Queries please?

The current functionality is a constant problem which is raised by Mods but generally ignored/rejected by IB management. The more posts about formatting, etc, the more likely to get a response
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 08:20
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India Four Two has it. It has a couple of names either Hoima International Airport or Kabaale International Airport.

Unlike most of the other infrastructure projects in Uganda (Africa) this isn't being built by the Chinese, but rather by a joint venture between a Ugandan company and a UK based one - hence the JCB rather than a Chinese knockoff.

It literally is in the middle of nowhere population wise and isn't (initially) for tourists, but rather as the article above mentioned for the oil industry that has been growing steadily over the years.

Apologies for the not yet an airport challenge, but thought it was interesting when I came across it - while looking for other challenges in Uganda.

Over to you India.
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Old 23rd Jun 2020, 14:05
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Thanks nvubu. I had never heard of it. An interesting story. No need to apologise for the “not yet an airport”.

I’m responding from my phone and don’t have access to the “Quizzes” folder on my laptop, so Open House.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 07:06
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I'm back on my computer. Here's another in the extensive series "Airfields I have flown into!" :



... although I was in an F28.
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 10:31
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Looks like the ESSO Convair
Then probably Libia
But where?
edit: first stab is Benghazi

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 12:56
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Sarir, Libya? Oiled strip in the boondocks, way south of Tobruk
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Old 24th Jun 2020, 15:12
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... and I thought the Convair was sufficiently anonymous to not worry about disguising it!

Yes, it’s Libya, but not Benghazi or Sarir.

The runway was hard-surfaced when I went there in the late 80s. The facilities these days are definitely an improvement:



PS I wasn't sure if this was a photo of the new terminal or a 3D rendering of the proposed terminal. Then I saw the 380 in the background, which definitely confirms it is a rendering!

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 16:54
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Marsa El Brega
Clearly a rendering with too much clouds.

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 20:20
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Slb is correct. Marsa El Brega in the SE corner of the Gulf of Sirte.




I was in a group that was visiting the Sirte Oil Company in the late 80s. Confusingly, Sirte Oil is based here and not in the town of Sirte.

We were told that the north end of the runway had recently been extended out onto the “sabkha” by building a 20’ high embankment. The extension was to accommodate Ghaddafi’s 707.

We stayed in Ghadaffi’s “guest house” which was surprisingly austere.

The best thing about my one week trip was getting on the Swissair DC-9 to take us out of Libya. The cabin crew refused to get out of the aircraft during the turnaround!

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Old 24th Jun 2020, 21:08
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Thanks India,

In the Netherlands we know Esso from the petrol stations.
I thought a long time that outside the Netherlands it was all switched to Exxon quite a while back.
Some time back I found that in Oil production and tanker trade Esso was also used as an brand name much longer.

Esso aircraft gave the Convair as first hit.

Now this one in my English sports series:


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Old 27th Jun 2020, 13:16
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Are we round the back of Birmingham, UK?
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 15:19
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Are we round the back of Birmingham, UK?
I was referring to English sports being played overseas (from your point of view) so not UK.
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 15:40
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I would suggest the Scots might get a bit upset calling Golf an 'English' game!
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Old 27th Jun 2020, 19:11
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Might suggest that it`s a `slice`,and gone into the bushes,judging by his stance...or maybe he`s just `winding-up` to throw the club after the ball....
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Not a golfer, socially unacceptable! Do I detect RAF Transport Command uniform, with black shoes of course?
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 03:08
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That looks like an American radar tower.
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