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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).

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  • 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.
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 17:49
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Is it still in use?
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Old 21st Oct 2020, 17:51
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It isn't on Wadke either, but you are moving slowly closer to the airfield.

Edit to add: Yes, still in use, although it looks to have changed so much that there is nothing from an current overhead that shows anything lining up with the two aerial images I have seen from ww2. So maybe name only still in use.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 08:49
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Santo ? Vanuatu
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 12:33
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Vanatu is approx 2000 miles further away than Wadke



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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 12:47
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Horn Island by any chance?
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 16:00
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120, early days at Merauke?
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 20:48
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Sepinggang Balikpapan?
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 21:05
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Neither of those two, Merauka is slightly further away than Wakde.

It isn't on Papua - here's an aerial from before any of the other images


Edit to add: Crossed posted with SLB, yes it is Sepinggang Balikpapan. You have control



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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 21:26
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Labuan island?

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crossed posts
Seppingang was a Boomerang airfield for the Borneo campaign.

I will search for a challenge. Please standby.
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Old 22nd Oct 2020, 21:45
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There we go:


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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 01:05
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Don't forget to wave to the meri's on the goat track ILS.
Last there 1974.

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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 01:33
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Tapini PNG, Patair Piaggio P-166.

Open house.
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 11:31
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Indeed Tapini
Open House called
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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 17:55
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Jeez - Balikpapan - now there's an airport I never want to see again

Something for the weekend??


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Old 23rd Oct 2020, 18:53
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Ok tropical,
Africa?
(We have to lure you into posting the next photo)
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Old 24th Oct 2020, 08:37
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Africa it is - here's another picture (but not as good as some previous efforts..) - this spot has the occasional international flight but its mainly domestic


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Old 24th Oct 2020, 21:07
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I think not North Africa.
I will stab for East Africa as Asturias does (or has) flown
there.

Edit:
The no parking sign says Botswana?

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Old 25th Oct 2020, 03:21
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Ghanzi, Botswana
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Old 25th Oct 2020, 08:22
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Alas, alack Sultan! Although the terminal is somewhat similar to that at Ghanzi, which is an interesting spot in it's own right, it's not. Ghanzi is sat in the middle of the Kalahari Desert which is rather flat. The challenge has some rather large mountains nearby.

Bear is much closer over on the other side of the continent



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Aeroport de Tolarano (Tolagnaro) Madagascar
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