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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.
  • 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 within 48 hours, to the notification of their success, an Open house can be declared when there is consensus between multiple other posters which are on-line.
  • (if you in know in advance that you will not be able to follow up with an own challenge you can post your answer with "(Open House when proven correct)"
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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 programs 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.
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Old 18th Mar 2022, 16:27
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I agree. I tracked down the F-86 with the “greenwall” tyre to the BAF Museum, which is at Tejgaon.

However, more importantly, I need Asturias to explain the green aircraft with the “magisterial” tall fin!
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Looks like someone couldn't read the manuals/ assembly instructions for their Fouga, Magister kit
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Same applies to their space endeavor.




I think it is likely that there are more F-86s in the country.
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Comrades - we are definitely in Bangladesh but I'm getting a bit worried about which aircraft are in which museum when ......... its not near Dhaka

For the sake of good order please ignore the museum pics for now - here are a couple of the real airport for sure.






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Old 19th Mar 2022, 07:53
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I believe there is still a lot of Dandruff in Jashore/Jessore, Bangladesh. A lot of water too..... I remember having a Tristar slip crew stranded in Dhaka for a week or two back in the eighties when the International Airport flooded. Incidentally I've checked every training airfield in India - could have saved myself a lot of work...............

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Old 19th Mar 2022, 09:10
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ahhhh sorry about your educational trip around India - it'll come in useful on here one day soon no doubt!

I did say "Here's one from a place that doesn't often feature here"- we have had remarkably few challenges from Bangladesh over the years
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Cows-getting-bigger did 1 or 2 from Bangladesh.
(Fly in Peace)
There are still some states/countries left which not yet have had a challenge.
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Old 19th Mar 2022, 18:35
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here's a picture to fill in the time until 08:54



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From the internet I can confirm the Magister V-1=1 is from Yes Sure.
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Old 20th Mar 2022, 08:12
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24 hours have passed so I can confirm it's Jessore - opened by the RAF in '44 or '45 but finding early pics has been impossible

Over to OUAQ!!!







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1932.
Photo Credit: Britain From Above EPW040734.

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Old 20th Mar 2022, 11:05
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Ratcliffe?
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Alas not Ratcliffe. Time for another clue.......




Gravesend Winter 1940-41. Boulton Paul Defiants of 141 Squadron
Photo credit: Gravesend Airport Heritage Project.

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A pre-war arrival from warmer climes............
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I presume we are in England?

I thought it might be the winning Dh88 Comet - but she was shipped back (not flown) from Australia
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Despite looking rather like an RAF airfield in France in 1940 we are in England.
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Sorry - away until tomorrow evening. Additional clue to above: Long-standing Record was set.
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It's Alex Henshaw isn't it?
But it doesn't look like Gravesend where he landed

Amendment written after SLBs contribution at 21/2103;
Er I'll re-phrase that:-
It must be Gravesend where he landed; note his bruised and battered forehead where he hit turbulence.
Considering the number of times I've consulted that guide (www.ukairfieldguide.net) and contributed to it, I should be embarrased.

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Originally Posted by chevvron
It's Alex Henshaw isn't it?
But it doesn't look like Gravesend where he landed
I think it looks exactly like Gravesend
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Thanks Chaps. Gravesend it is. If it's OK with you Bear I think that despite his initial doubts Chevvron should have it.

Henshaw's Cape Town record stood for seventy years.


Gravesend 1934. Photo Credit: Britain from Above EPR000364

I found this excellent photographic source for Gravesend Airport. https://www.flickr.com/groups/gahpuk/

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