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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.
  • 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 (Open House).
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  • 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.
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  • 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 too much Google Earth, Zoom Earth or any other online map pics.
  • Try to post images that are not already present on internet, as Google Image Search will find them if they are. Searching by using Google Image Search, or programmes a-like, is ought not to be done.
  • Personal photos are acceptable as they show the aerodrome as it is now.
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Which Aerodrome Mk IV

Old 11th Jul 2021, 12:47
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It'll be an absolute tinker without something to get the ball rolling; 1967 and Antipodal.
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 14:18
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Whenuapai, NZ. (I have an almost identical picture from 1970)
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 15:12
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Originally Posted by siftydog View Post
It'll be an absolute tinker without something to get the ball rolling; 1967 and Antipodal.
The P of Porcupine was sufficient for me.
Happy searching!
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Old 11th Jul 2021, 23:54
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They've operated some quite large aircraft in there occasionally. Iberia have used A330-200's on some flights from Madrid in the past (maybe even as late as last year) - obviously NOT at max weight.

Strange place.........
It sounds a bit strange indeed. One of the places on my very long list that I feel I need to visit at some stage. Great challenge!
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 07:57
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"It'll be an absolute tinker without something to get the ball rolling;"

Sifty - most of the regulars on here LOVE an absolute stinker....................... all teh easy ones have been done. I think the latest list published by Bear has over 3400 challenges - some are duplicated of course but it's quite percentage of the worlds airfields (and the Pope's Helipad) already been through the mill.
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 11:36
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Good guess but not Whenuapai Shackman. Probably time for a clue; This was the largest aircraft type to provide a scheduled service and they were severely performance limited at that. (Aircraft depicted is not at challenge location).
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Old 12th Jul 2021, 12:26
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Norfolk Island?
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 04:13
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I'll have a shot at another place I'd love to visit, Chatham Island. Wikipedia tells me that the airfield is next to a lagoon, and that the RNZAF once had Sunderlands based there...
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 05:04
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Could it be Whangarei?

OH if correct.
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Old 13th Jul 2021, 17:19
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Could it be Whangarei?

OH if correct.
I thought the same


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Old 13th Jul 2021, 20:48
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Lauriebe gets it with Onerahi, Whangarei. SLB has the back story. NZ4114 was struck off charge in Feb 1967; the venerable Sunderlands haven been replaced with the thoroughly modern Lockheed P3 onions.

OH
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Old 14th Jul 2021, 18:36
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None of the historic airfield is on this photograph; this is the memorial associated with it. The actual airfield site was more or less directly behind me when I took the pic. Not entirely sure how far behind - I'm not local to this locality...

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Old 14th Jul 2021, 21:18
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Sutton Bridge. OH if correct. River Nene? Name of a jet engine.
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Old 16th Jul 2021, 01:54
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Apologies for the delay in responding.
Yes indeed, it is RAF Sutton Bridge, a former training base next to the River Nene in Lincolnshire, UK. I didn't actually know there had been an airfield there - I just stopped to take a photo of the Crosskeys Bridge while driving back from Norfolk in May, and came across the memorial next to the road. I nearly ended up in the Nene, the grass on that embankment gets very slippy when it's been raining.



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Old 16th Jul 2021, 12:59
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OH I'm afraid.
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Old 16th Jul 2021, 19:59
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OH… OK, A bit unconventional, but perhaps as a stocking filler someone can crack the location of the photo I left on post 206.

shouldn’t last too long.

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Old 18th Jul 2021, 08:51
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Is it on the South Island?
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Old 18th Jul 2021, 12:03
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Te Wai Pounamu it is.

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Old 18th Jul 2021, 13:07
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Lo siento, No hablo Maori

might be Invercargill?

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Old 18th Jul 2021, 14:37
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Too hilly for Invercargill Asturias. You’ll have to go north, but no further than 40’30secs south.
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