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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.
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  • 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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Old 28th Jun 2020, 08:28
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
That looks like an American radar tower.
Standard tower design used widely in Europe too with only a secondary radar head on it ie no primary head; I've seen that at civil airports in Cyprus and the Canaries but long sleeved sweater would indicate somewhere colder than either of these.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 11:33
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My Transport Command guess unlikely, since a photograph of that era would have a different hue; I have many, but none of golf. I suspect home turf from The Bear. Not Soesterberg, radar does not match. Does the golfer look like a Limburger?
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 14:26
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Golf? I thought that the chap in the photograph was throwing the hammer!
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 14:30
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
..... Does the golfer look like a Limburger?
Everything is possible, but you have to be a member or on invitation to golf here.
This is not in Limburg

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Old 28th Jun 2020, 20:41
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I believe that there is a Golfists establishment close to Eindhoven airfield.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 21:44
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Originally Posted by JENKINS View Post
I believe that there is a Golfists establishment close to Eindhoven airfield.
Golf range Welschap is quite close to the old Eindhoven airport and the old Control tower.
But that is not the airport we are looking for now.
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Old 28th Jun 2020, 21:47
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Originally Posted by fauteuil volant View Post
Golf? I thought that the chap in the photograph was throwing the hammer!
If it was hammer throwing I certainly would have said Scottish sports!
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 21:05
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Does this help?


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Old 29th Jun 2020, 21:22
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It was the White hat that gave it away. Den Helder I think.

Open House if correct.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 22:13
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
It was the White hat that gave it away. Den Helder I think.

Open House if correct.
Den Helder it is
With Navy golfclub Nieuwendiep directly north of the runway.

Open House called
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 01:18
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This airport has been featured here before, but used again to keep the thread going. I suspect it won't last long.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 09:01
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Somewhere in Florida?
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 12:10
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Half a world away, in the southern hemisphere.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 12:55
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PNG perhaps?
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 15:49
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Yes PNG. That narrows the choices.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 17:11
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PNG - Daru ?
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 21:41
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Vanimo perhaps?
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 22:53
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Neither Daru nor Vanimo.
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Old 9th Jul 2020, 14:15
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maybe Hoskins ?
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Not Hoskins. This airfield was originally built by the Japanese.
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