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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).
Anyone may then post the next challenge.
  • 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.
  • When the poster of a challenge does not respond within 48 hours of a posted answer, this poster can be declared winner if the answer is considered to be correct in a consensus of multiple other posters.
  • 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.
  • When confirming the correct location, the location and winner should be stated to negate any deletion of posts.
  • Please don't delete your posts, let everyone see your successes, failures and challenges.
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Which Aerodrome Mk IV

Old 19th Jul 2021, 02:32
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Could it be Hōkitika?
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 07:52
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Not Hokie (as the local folk would have it) Lauriebe.

Definitely time for a clue: The runway is / was too short to permit Viscount services, and at a nearby art gallery one keeps thinking of Wuthering Heights (and getting sloshed on Pinot Noir of course - this is NZ!).
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 08:59
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Could it be Nelson Airport? Quite a short runway there.

It also seems to be in a pinot noir area and, after looking around the interweb, there is a Bronte Gallery nearby.

Forgot to add OH if correct.
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Old 19th Jul 2021, 12:10
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NZNS Nelson it is. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson and 1st Duke of Bronte.

The apron and terminal have been substantially reconfigured since this photo was taken in 1970. I'm not sure if the attractive white park bench on the left of the shot was the business lounge or not...

OH declared.

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Old 20th Jul 2021, 02:46
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Sadly this runway is no longer used for aircraft but great food stalls nearby and it had an important role in the past.

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Old 20th Jul 2021, 05:46
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Ross Smith Drive in Parap, Darwin.
Was the original runway in Darwin before the current airfield was constructed.
There is a windsock in a little park at the South East end.
OH as I cant get at any of my pics at present.

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Old 20th Jul 2021, 11:09
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It’s Ross Smith Avenue, rather than Drive. But you’re right with all the rest. Probably the only aerodrome I had a chance of identifying.

The old Qantas hangar is still in position but used as a motor museum.
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Old 20th Jul 2021, 21:22
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And here is a picture of the good old days..

Many years ago I was walking to the Parap Markets for breakfast (a known hangover cure in those days) by a (then) young friend with whom I had imbibed the evening before. As we walked along the road I looked up and saw the old hanger and realised we were walking along an old runway.. One of many fond memories of Darwin from the 1980's.

CC has it and has declared Open House.

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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:22
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This one is quite busty but not all that well known



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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 08:40
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
This one is quite busty but not all that well known

I like it when they're 'quite' busty.
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Old 22nd Jul 2021, 14:38
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whoops .......... I cannot comment
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 08:29
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 11:41
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Malaysia...?
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Old 23rd Jul 2021, 14:15
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Good thinking - but a long way from Malaysia


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Old 24th Jul 2021, 09:54
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Aktau, Kazachstan?
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Old 24th Jul 2021, 15:40
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It's also a long way from Kazakhstan

Joint civilian military - internal flights year round, some seasonal international traffic
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Old 25th Jul 2021, 08:31
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A better view


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Old 26th Jul 2021, 22:15
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Could be an Azerbeidzjani MiG-29.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 06:28
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It might be but that's no big help with the challenge Bear..............


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Old 29th Jul 2021, 20:48
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It might be but that's no big help with the challenge Bear..............
Actualy it did help.
Azeri MiG-29 participated in Exercise Anatolian Eagle from Konya Air base Turkey.
I just found a matching interior photo:


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