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Elmdon Airport

Richarddye

master brummie
No more 747’s from BA..

“Amid grey clouds and rain in west London, British Airways' last two Heathrow-based Boeing 747s have made their final flights, after the airline brought forward their retirement because of the downturn in air travel during the coronavirus pandemic.”
50 years is a long time to be flying and still many of them being used as freighters. I used a BA 747 to ship equipment from India via London to Mexico City. The only plane large enough! Thanks Pedro!
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
A few images from a 1960s airport brochure. Viv.


The main concourse
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Customs control
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First floor restaurant, viewing terrace and spacious bar in the International terminal building
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Duty Meteorological Observer taking temperature readings in the instrument enclosure.
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Aeriel view.
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The brochure front cover
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A few images from a 1960s airport brochure. Viv.


The main concourse
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Customs control
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First floor restaurant, viewing terrace and spacious bar in the International terminal building
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Duty Meteorological Observer taking temperature readings in the instrument enclosure.
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Aeriel view.
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The brochure front cover
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Fantastic it was a fab old building and we had some lovely time plane spotting in the 50's 60's
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
I vaguely remember being at the opening of the Airport in 1939 as a 9 year old child, my father worked for Bryant's the main contractors for building the airport and all employees and their family's where invited to the opening. Eric
 

Vivienne14

Super Moderator
Staff member
Eric. Would have loved to have seen the airport building when it opened, with all its original features and pristine. Viv.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
Vivienne, MY late Wife and I actually flew from the old/original airport in the late 70's to Tunisia, no airbridges then you had to walk to the aircraft a Boeing 727 I think. I don't know when the new part opened, perhaps some one will enlighten me. Eric
 

DavidGrain

master brummie
Vivienne, MY late Wife and I actually flew from the old/original airport in the late 70's to Tunisia, no airbridges then you had to walk to the aircraft a Boeing 727 I think. I don't know when the new part opened, perhaps some one will enlighten me. Eric
I flew from the old terminal a few times in the 1970s and early 1980s but most of my international flights in those days I made by driving to Heathrow. The new terminal openned in 1984 and since then all my flights have been from Birmingham except for a couple from Gatwick.
 

cookie273uk

master brummie
David, I have always flew from Birmingham because I only live 3 miles away, apart from once from Heathrow and once from East Midlands. Eric
 
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