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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.
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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 26th Jan 2023, 22:04
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Grrr.
I looked at Cheddington last night but I couldn’t see a match except for the triangular runway layout. ( the train robbery clue would have gone beyond me anyway..)
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 22:48
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NAKED RADAR

not always in this state.
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Old 26th Jan 2023, 23:47
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chevvron I don't know if you have read the link but there is mention of an underground bunker. Post-war I believe there was a small Ordnance Depot on the airfield an outpost of the huge Ordnance Depot near Bicester.
I saw the mention but I think it referred to the bunker at RAF High Wycombe at Naphill in which I operated as a member of the Royal Observer Corps between '66 and '71.
There were 2 huge ordnance depots just south of Bicester; I think they were called 'Arncott' and ''Ambrosden'; both surrounded small hills and had railway lines around them so I assume they had tunnels inside too.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:07
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"There were 2 huge ordnance depots just south of Bicester;"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoD_Bicester

still there but up for sale I think - probably be taken over by the Shopping Village
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:09
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Is the radar in N America?

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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:33
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Is the radar in N America?
Those clear sunny skies and gum leaves make me think Australia.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 08:50
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Not North America and I have to advise the original was "auto corrected" and the sky came up that colour. It's not always that clear but the computer did not alter the shape of the leaves.

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Old 27th Jan 2023, 10:44
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How about Central America; Cancun, Mexico; just outside the airport.
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Old 27th Jan 2023, 22:40
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Very close to the end of the 24 hour blackout on confirming the correct answer. But with 8 minutes to go I can confirm it is not Cancun.

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Old 28th Jan 2023, 08:22
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The radar is sited on a feature with the same name as the feature to which the Malaysian TRAD was relocated from Subang.

The airfield shares a name which is a homophone of the underlying geological formation.

Shortly after the picture in post #2022 was taken a radome was fitted.

Pictorial clue later this evening.

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Old 28th Jan 2023, 08:55
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Are we in Paraguay - Guarani ?
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Old 28th Jan 2023, 09:13
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Not Guarani. The subject airport is about 600nm north and a very long way west of there. It is also 185m higher in elevation. The great circle route between the two would take you almost directly over the south pole.

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Old 28th Jan 2023, 14:07
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600 nm north takes us to 15º 27' S and over the pole takes us to WA. How about Kununurra?



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Old 28th Jan 2023, 23:32
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"almost" there and "about" the correct region but you missed the actual metric in the clue. Getting close so I'll hold off on the visual clue.

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Old 28th Jan 2023, 23:41
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Yes, I realized after I posted that the elevation was wrong!
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 11:09
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Is it Kalgoorlie Boulder?
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 11:33
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Way too far south.

Here's a picture from the tower.



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Old 29th Jan 2023, 12:46
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That's probably Tindal, which I considered, but the elevation doesn't fit your clue.
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Old 29th Jan 2023, 20:00
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Yes, it is Tindal and my inexcusable mistake in getting the elevation data wrong. Can't even blame too much red - just late at night and used m for one and ft for the other in cross checking data on the 'net. Abject apologies - but you got the cup in the end.

Here's another picture, this time with the tower in view.

The radar pic was taken in 1988 during the acceptance process before the radome was fitted. The site in Hill 33 and I was surprised to find that the Malaysian TRAD relocation was to a similarly named feature when we deployed for the acceptance trails there 15 years later

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Old 29th Jan 2023, 21:05
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Thank you Gne. I scoured the NT looking for high-elevation aerodromes!

I was aware of RAAF Tindal, but I didn't actually know where it was! Looking at GE, I was intrigued by the layout of the aircraft shelters.





No doubt that it is in the "Red Centre"!


Where is this one? Definitely not very high!



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