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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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  • 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.
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 15:41
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I don't have software to post photos (I don't use Windows, only Chrome) so it's (as usual) Open House (get in quick bear)
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Old 22nd Mar 2022, 19:07
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Originally Posted by chevvron
I don't have software to post photos (I don't use Windows, only Chrome) so it's (as usual) Open House (get in quick bear)
It is definitely for Chevvron. I only posted to assure chevvron that his gues was correct.

What is the problem chevvron. I run chrome from my PC and have no problems.
please give it a try.
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Old 23rd Mar 2022, 08:19
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I use chrome as well and have no problem posting photos - hit the little square with mountains near the Smiley icon, drag and drop pictures from Explorer into the big arrow and cloud on the "UPLOAD Files" dialog
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All very well but all my photos are on 35mm and I have no way of downloading them so still OH.
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There are good and affordable 35mm negative scanners.
Gives you something to do with your excess time on your hands.
And the public is here on H en N forum.

But most photos I pull from the net when I see an Aerodrome which interests me.

Anyway then this challenge
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 07:57
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They look like Fokker's to me but those tail markings? Somewhere in Europe 1918?
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 11:30
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Could then tail markings be Swedish?
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I re-watched the classic "Dr. Strangelove" the other night and at the 19:52 mark there's a scene with Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake meeting with Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper in Ripper's office. First time I'd ever noticed, but on Ripper's office wall is an image of Heathrow airport. I find that strange for what was an American production.



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I find that strange for what was an American production.
It was filmed in Britain so that explains the Heathrow picture, which I still think is a poor continuity decision.

I remember reading that the set designers built the B-52 cockpit using their imagination and common sense - how many thrust levers do we need?.

Apparently the USAF were appalled when they saw it and thought someone had been passing on secrets!

Im always amused by the low-level sequences, where the Buffs shadow has magically morphed into a B-17s.
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It was filmed in Britain so that explains the Heathrow picture, which I still think is a poor continuity decision.
Thanks India, it must have been filmed in some LHR muck-a-muck's office.

Im always amused by the low-level sequences, where the Buffs shadow has magically morphed into a B-17s.
Damn! Now I'll have to watch it again to look for those sequences. Hardly a hardship, it is a wonderful film.

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Old 24th Mar 2022, 23:35
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They are Fokkers but not Swedish.
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Old 24th Mar 2022, 23:54
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I'll promise I'll ban myself for drift but Stanley Kubrick flatly refused to fly so all films since late fifties made in his adopted UK home or nearby. His use of Brit character actors is always a giveaway From Paths of Glory onwards through Barry Lyndon, 2001 A Space Oddity and finally the Cruise/ Kidman err, thriller...

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Old 25th Mar 2022, 01:51
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Given Rob’s post above, I’ll risk drifting a little further.

Besides playing President Muffley, Squadron Leader Mandrake and Dr. Strangelove, Peter Sellers was supposed to play the character of Major Kong. Due to an injured ankle, although there is some dispute about that, he was unable/unwilling to play the Major Kong part.

As a consequence, Kubrick made the inspired decision to cast Slim Pickens:
As it turns out, Slim Pickens had never left the United States. He had to hurry and get his first passport. He arrived on the set, and somebody said, "Gosh, he's arrived in costume!", not realizing that that's how he always dressed ... with the cowboy hat and the fringed jacket and the cowboy boots—and that he wasn't putting on the character—that's the way he talked.
I hadn’t seen the Wikipedia entry before, but I highly recommend it. Extremely detailed and informative:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 09:46
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"They are Fokkers but not Swedish."

I can't find those tail markings other than some Spanish Civil War ones - but that is ruled as they're Fokkers

Are we pre or post 11 November 1918 Bear?
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Old 25th Mar 2022, 13:12
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Post 1918
please note that tail markings are different between #29 and #30.


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Old 25th Mar 2022, 15:01
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Now that looks like a Fokker D.XI or D.XIII

At max magnification the nose looks a bit more like a D.XIV = which take us perhaps to the Reichswer and onwards to Lipetsk in the late '20's?

OH if correct
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Indeed Fokkers at Lipetsk.
A Russian Aerodrome paid for by the Reichswehr were the Luftwaffe could practice and train their new pilots.
As the complete Luftwaffe was forbidden it has to be done in secret in Russia. Russian pilots got trained there as well as repayment.

I had never heard before that Fokker evaded the embargoes with also turning a blind eye of some Dutch customs.

OH called

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Back in the saddle

try this one in use from the late 20's into the immediate post WW2 period I think




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Looks European and also quite UK?
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Obviously firing on double banked cylinders today!!

yes & yes

Quite an odd one - I came across it purely by chance and realised I must have driven past it every working day for 8 years without knowing it was an airfield at one point. Civilian but used for military purposes in WW2
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