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Update of the database up to 31-12-2023 can be found in Post 3731 page 187 06-01-2024
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.
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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.
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Each challenge shall run at least 24-hours before a winner is declared by the original poster. This is to enable all Ppruners to search for the challenge and to contribute. · This is not a competition, no points are assigned to the winner. Please be careful when posting your answer early, especially when you intend to declare Open House. Much other Ppruners are put-off if the answer is already given and you still have to wait till the initial 24-hours are over anyway. Anyone can edit this Wiki post provided they have been member of Pprune for 90 days and have minimum 90 posts. But please let's get consensus before changing and not go crazy. Last edited 06-01-2024 by Self loading bear Links: Which Aerodrome I Which Aerodrome II Which Aerodrome Mk III

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Old 16th May 2022, 00:51
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Sorry - I think it may be limestone but not chalk
Well, technically chalk is limestone but I see your point!
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Old 16th May 2022, 07:44
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Air raid shelter - think it was bombed several times. Area known for it's lethal products for many years


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Old 17th May 2022, 14:34
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Lets zoom out a bit...


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Old 17th May 2022, 17:22
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Area known for it's lethal products for many years
With rapier-like precision, he zeros in on Toledo. Perhaps?
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Old 17th May 2022, 17:24
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Right area but the airstrip is not Toledo
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Old 19th May 2022, 04:56
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I've found the location of your picture, but no sign of an aerodrome. The town at the bottom is Corall de Almaguer, 40 nm east of Toledo.
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Old 19th May 2022, 08:21
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Post #1114 above "Quite active at one time - in service for about 9-10 years before being returned to the land owners"

but I can't comment on the location for a while...........................
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Old 20th May 2022, 07:39
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"Corall de Almaguer," Correct -

One of a large number of airfields built in the Civil War and now disappeared

I was put onto it by an old friend in Madrid who is a member of GEFREMA - GRUPO DE STUDIOS DEL FRENTE DE MADRID https://www.gefrema.com who are devoted to such things

Prof. Roberto Feliz Garcia has done a bucket load of work on military operations and his website

https://vestigiosguerraciviltoledo.*...ealmaguer.html

has a full lookup list of aerodromes and other military installations around Toledo


EL CAMPO DE AVIACIÓN DE CORRAL DE ALMAGUER

has a full history of the airfield but unfortunately few contemporaneous pics

Over to India42
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Old 21st May 2022, 02:56
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I see that PPRuNe still has it in for the "website that shall not be named". Here's a tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/4yzaprzc and the picture from it:





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Old 21st May 2022, 07:02
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google vestigiosguerraciviltoledo to get the link
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Old 24th May 2022, 09:26
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Here is a little pacemaker to keep this thread ticking over.......




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'Pacemaker' and 'ticking over?'
Looks like somewhere in Indonesia but having never been there I haven't a clue so it might just as well be Christmas Hill near Marlow.
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Sorry Chevvron there are no clues in my verbose intro - as Peter Sellers recorded: "Takesnosnotice of extraneous trafficsnoise" (Followed by loud screech of brakes) certainly not Marlow and should you be tempted to try Booker it's not there either. They are not Chiltern Beeches.......

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Old 24th May 2022, 10:29
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Philippines?
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Old 24th May 2022, 13:33
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Sorry Chaps neither Indonesia or The Philippines
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Old 24th May 2022, 15:27
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Are we in Asia?
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Old 24th May 2022, 16:20
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Well I'm not and I don't think you are either.......
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Old 24th May 2022, 22:29
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I suspect this is a strictly VFR arrival on a reciprocal to the first image...... Photo credit Gene Dershewitz 1994.

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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops
Sorry Chevvron there are no clues in my verbose intro - as Peter Sellars recorded: "Takesnosnotice of extraneous trafficsnoise" (Followed by loud screech of brakes) certainly not Marlow and should you be tempted to try Booker it's not there either. They are not Chiltern Beeches.......
Peter Sellers not Sellars
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Thanks Chevvron noted. This rather dull looking individual is the National Bird of the country concerned - it has something in common with our Blackbird on family matters.




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Photo credit Pete Rodgers.

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