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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.
  • 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 18th Feb 2023, 14:22
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"In a European country, but not in Europe."

Now that's a very careful description - the only places that come to mind are either the countries which physically stretch outside Europe (Russia & Turkey) or those where the whole of their empire are considered part of the home country - France, Spain, maybe Denmark.......................

Is it one of the former or the latter?
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The Azores / Rabo de Peixe?
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Old 18th Feb 2023, 22:14
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Is it one of the former or the latter?
It is one of the latter in this case. And not the Azores.


It was once quite a busy airfield.
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Looks like a bad attack of 'Delhi Belly'........
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Not the sub-continent, but warmer than continental Europe.
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Spanish enclave of Ceuta?
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Spanish enclave of Ceuta?
Much further afield, and not Spanish.


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we've had Ceuta - last year.........

Is it/was it part of France?
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Is it/was it part of France?
Oui Monsieur.

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Old 19th Feb 2023, 11:14
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Plaine Des Gaiacs Airfield
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Old 19th Feb 2023, 11:34
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Plaine Des Gaiacs is correct. Over to you Bear.



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Old 19th Feb 2023, 11:55
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Thanks Chimbu,
Now this:

Sorry wrong picture (KLM never flew to this airport yet, just a wrong photo added by some newspaper to an article about this airport).
But I have more:




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Old 19th Feb 2023, 16:58
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is it in the American hemisphere?
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Judging by the heat shield on the Quonset hut, I assume somewhere hot?
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Old 19th Feb 2023, 17:38
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Yes hot
but not American hemisphere
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Africa perhaps?
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I've been trying to make out the blurred writing on the end of the Quonset Hut. I can make out "Commerce Bank Pte.", which should narrow it down.

Singapore use "Pte." but I very much doubt this aerodrome is in that country!

PS It could of course be "Pty." which has Australian connections.
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Oddly I believe Cambodia uses Pte.
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Africa perhaps?
Indeed Africa



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Big place francophone Africa - the last picture reminded me of a couple of places in Angola but that's not French. The design looks late 60's early 70's and remarkably small for anything constructed by ADP or by a "Father of his People" leader - which is the default setting in those parts.

Does it still look the same now?

"Airport " rather then "Aeroport" ........... very interesting

The only place I can think of where you get a French/English mixture is Cameroon - which was merger of UK & French colonies - Yaounde is an International Airport" and Kriti is an Airport as well I believe.............................
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