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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 be able to follow up with an own challenge you can post your answer with "(Open House when proven correct)"
  • 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 programms 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 11th Aug 2022, 06:39
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Please excuse this Thread Drift - but until I came across this the other day I had no idea that such an event had occurred:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39590752
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Thank you jensdad.
Hamburg is a nice city indeed.
Now this:


The wing tip is about in the middle of the former hexagonal field.
Nowadays the glider strip is the top bar of the T.
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I think another clue is required:


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Is it in the UK?
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 14:24
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Is that another airfield right at the top,large green space, and another glider strip just above the canopy rail,as there is another glider there at low level....?
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I would guess both gliders are circling in the same thermal.
Closest I can get is Southrop but I'll keep looking.

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Old 12th Aug 2022, 16:20
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It is not in the UK,
Although the challenge is fairly close to a recent other challenge, it is not not within the same picture.

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The bomb damage made me think of Germany.
Is it now the gliding site at Wenzendorf, South east of Bremen?
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UV has it!
Wenzendorf Blohm&Voss factory field.

You can take the lead.
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 23:04
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Sorry nothing to hand at the moment so OH please.
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Old 12th Aug 2022, 23:40
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Originally Posted by OUAQUKGF Ops View Post
Please excuse this Thread Drift - but until I came across this the other day I had no idea that such an event had occurred:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39590752
Hi OUAQUKGF Ops, Yes indeed, 'Big Bang' massively changed the shape of the island, you can still see where one end of the plateau just blew off into thin air. I'd definitely recommend a trip there.
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Old 13th Aug 2022, 19:53
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Dear fellow contesters, and challengers,

Asturias has recorded the challenges of the last 7 months. (Thanks!)
I have come a long way by aligning the various (slightly) mis-spelt Airport names and Countries so the list has become easier to check for you.

If somebody knows how to load this excel or the zip into the Wikipost at the top, please feel free to try!
(and explain to me later)
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Old 14th Aug 2022, 00:50
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I still use the "Search this Thread" function - but dunno how accurate it is?





Didn't see this listed...



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Originally Posted by Noyade View Post
I still use the "Search this Thread" function - but dunno how accurate it is?
Not much wrong with that.

First of all I want to encourage all non die-hards to also post challenges more often.
Especially when you have your own photos and stories.
No problem if it is a doubler.

Only if you post more often and you take your pictures from the net, than it might be handy to check if your challenge has not been posted (recently) before.

The database can also give some inspiration:
The photos of lots of early challenges (thread I, II and III) have got lost.
So all airports listed in red background can also be re-run without fear of re-using pictures.

I added a list of countries, states and islands.
of the 195 official countries, we have not yet visited 24 of them.
In this list also added large island (groups) and dependencies of which at least 16 are not visited yet.

I found quite some mis-spelling in the threads so your thread search may not find it.
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Are we in Danny42C's hunting grounds?
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Looks like a Bolingbroke no make that a Beaufort

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Wondered if it was an early picture of RAF Cox's Bazar.
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Yes, DAP Beaufort.
Sorry, dunno where Danny hunts.
Southern Hemisphere.
Just the name of the bay will suffice...
Possibly (few caption details) this strip was named after a former QANTAS flying-boat captain.



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Old 15th Aug 2022, 04:44
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Milne Bay. OH if correct.
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That'll do nicely. Limited information with the caption but possibly No.1 strip - later known as Gurney, after Sqn Ldr C.R. Gurney.

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