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Please observe the 24-hour rule (see below) Update of the database up to 13-08-2022 can be found in Post 1372 Page 69 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 3rd Feb 2023, 07:55
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Open House - I need to do some serious digging - the competition is red hot on here since jan1st
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 08:10
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here's one to keep things ticking over - abandoned a while back


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Old 9th Feb 2023, 12:35
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Eastern Europe?
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 16:21
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Does look a bit rough I agree - reminds me of Ploiesti - but its not

It is in Europe tho'
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Old 9th Feb 2023, 21:17
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Maybe a bit left-field, but is it Ipswich?
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 08:40
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I agree it looks like some of the less well manicured parts of England but no - it's not in the UK. So far I haven't found any pictures of it in it's pomp





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Old 10th Feb 2023, 10:35
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Well let's try the old wartime airfield near POMPEII ?
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 15:03
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Alas alack - no.... this did see a lot of war-time service - and was used in another war in an incident that ruffled a few feathers at the time

About 50% of it has disappeared under buildings now




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Old 10th Feb 2023, 15:39
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Ta Qali, Malta?
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Old 11th Feb 2023, 08:32
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Not malta but I can see why you'd might think so - I have no information that this aircraft type ever operated from the challenge when it was at its busiest but it was involved in a later occasion here


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Old 11th Feb 2023, 12:15
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Condor operating from occupied France shot down the aircraft carrying Leslie Howard.
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Old 11th Feb 2023, 14:14
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Indeed - but the one in this case was at the challenge due to a beating it had taken from the good guys
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Spain?
(perhaps a relation with Legion Condor?)
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Old 12th Feb 2023, 18:44
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Timbaki, Crete?
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Old 13th Feb 2023, 08:13
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Bear is correct - Spain it is -

I'm not sure any Condors operated in Spain during the Civil War - the one in question turned up during WW2 - damaged over the Atlantic. It's possible the pilot knew of the challenge field tho' from the Guerra Civil and it was any port in a storm.

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Old 13th Feb 2023, 16:38
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Navia?
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Old 14th Feb 2023, 07:50
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Which is in ...Asturias................. I'll be back at 19:00
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Old 15th Feb 2023, 07:52
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Time flies and I can confirm that teusje is correct with Aerodrome de Jarro, Navia in Asturias N Spain. Apparently very busy in the Civil War against the Basques and there was a small diplomatic incident when the Condor turned up in WW2 - the German flew in a repair team and it left for Merignac after a couple of days. The airfield was eventually handed back to the landowners in the '60's I think and has been largely redeveloped


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Thank you Asturias.
Let's try this one.


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