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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 8th Sep 2020, 22:56
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JENKS,were you in the `Peloton`,pedalling hard on your `Zwift` cycle....no time to look at the countryside...?
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 09:47
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That is exactly where I was, though this field was a couple of miles off the route. Prominent glider field.

My summer holiday is following gorge-porn and chateaux-porn around France.
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 11:27
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Ah I did catch a glympse of of a gliding field whilst watching 'Le Tour' on telly but I didn't get the name; somewhere near Nice?
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Old 9th Sep 2020, 12:06
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Much closer than the Tour is now. East of the Rhone; I have flown into a relatively close jump field, but not to this place.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 08:16
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I now know where it is but in all honesty I can't name or claim it as I was told by a lellow thread contributor.
Glad to note others are watching the 'tour;' I thought my wife and I were the only ones even though we're not cyclists ourselves.
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 12:47
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Longest Tour day today......
Aerodrome de Serres / la Batier-Montaleon..44.27N 005.43E.
la maison est `ouverte`....
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Old 10th Sep 2020, 13:43
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Yes, that's it. Looked impressive. I have been to Gap, but no closer.

Open House declared.
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Old 12th Sep 2020, 18:19
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Letís give it a try,
my challenges are usually too simple


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Old 13th Sep 2020, 15:00
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One or two airfields? Strange looking layout(s) Still existing?
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 15:32
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Originally Posted by nvubu View Post
One or two airfields? Strange looking layout(s) Still existing?
The smaller is a decoy
The larger is still existing.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 16:20
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Is it Haamstede?
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 16:42
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Originally Posted by Flap40 View Post
Is it Haamstede?
It definitely is Haamstede.
Not much changed actually.


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Old 13th Sep 2020, 17:12
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Thanks. Open house.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 18:03
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All a bit quiet here, so where might this be?

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Old 18th Sep 2020, 21:06
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Burtonwood? Unconvinced by hangar, but at least it is a start.
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 21:47
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Yes is is a start, but not the correct one. It is still an active airfield.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 05:03
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Judging by the hangar design, I'm guessing somewhere in the US.
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 07:01
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That guess would be wrong, nowhere near the US
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 18:52
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Morocco,Rabat ,or Marrakech
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Old 19th Sep 2020, 19:11
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None of those, but you are on the correct continent.

Here is the control tower.
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