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  • VeeOne
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2011
    • 390

    Retro Airport Scene photos

    Retro airport scenes

    Does anyone else have old pictures of scenes at UK airports? I would love to see more of this type of photo. Anyone???

    Most photographers took/take pictures of a single aeroplane but after a bit of nostalgia these more general photos work for me.



    LHR - Delta stands at Heathrow in 1977 with a TAT F-27, Air Algerie and Iberia 727s and SAS DC-9. Behind a British Airways 707 heading for 28R. 1978


    LHR - British Airways Trident 2 and BMA Viscount with a BA One-Eleven. The Ghana Airways VC-10 in final livery rolls on 28R - 1979


    LHR - Two Air Portugal TAP Boeings on the Foxtrot stands in 1970s livery 1983


    LHR - An A300 Airbus in 'prototype' Air France livery crosses the hedge of 28L. The peritrack at Hatton Cross had spectators stopping on the side of the road to watch which is why there are cars parked. At this time there was no bus/underground station 1979.


    LHR - An Air France 727 in classic livery on the inner taxiway with a BA Super VC-10 opposite direction on the outer taxiway 1978.


    LGW - A Braniff International Boeing 747 in original 747 livery taxies out to 26 with a couple of British Airtours 737s in foreground. Much of the Laker fleet can be seen in the background at the Laker base after the airline went under 1982.


    LGW - 1979 or 80
    Last edited by VeeOne; 21st May 2011, 22:18.
  • longshot
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2008
    • 1676

    #2
    Ancient Gatwick b&w

    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Laker...1366cb16eb75cf
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-A...tte/0992199/M/

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    • AMB
      AMB
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2008
      • 565

      #3
      Now THIS is what I call retro - Heathrow 1957

      Adrian

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      • cloud_9
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Sep 2005
        • 2418

        #4
        Originally posted by VeeOne View Post
        LHR - An A300 Airbus in 'prototype' Air France livery crosses the hedge of 28L. The peritrack at Hatton Cross had spectators stopping on the side of the road to watch which is why there are cars parked. At this time there was no bus/underground station 1979.
        Hi VeeOne,

        Very interesting picture here, this is in fact the very road that I drive up/down each and every day when I come and go to work...

        Just one observation though, you say in your title above that there was no bus/underground station back in 1979, but in the background of the photo, there is what clearly looks to be like the Hatton Cross bus/tube station building...(look closely enough and you can see the bus/underground symbol, just above the blue/grey car parked on the side of the road!)?

        According to Wikipedia, Hatton Cross station opened in 1975 as a terminus, and became a through station in 1977 because that is when Heathrow Central (what is now Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3) opened.
        Last edited by cloud_9; 22nd May 2011, 09:29.

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        • MSR777
          No longer active member.
          • Jan 2000
          • 3010

          #5
          I like pics like these, its probably how many of us remember those days out at our favourite airport. Its just like being on 'that' rooftop again. Love that DC6
          "Behold! The Wings of Horus"

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          • VeeOne
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2011
            • 390

            #6
            Cloud 9

            How did I miss that huge building?? Dumb or what?

            I was going by memory which is clearly fading on me with time. Oh dear!

            I remember that part of the airport when it didn't have any buildings there but I guess that was the early 1970s when the junction was not a mass or roundabouts and confusion.

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            • Peter de Zeeuw
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Dec 2010
              • 110

              #7
              Good afternoon,

              As the title of this topic doesn't restrict the subject to UK airports, I have taken the liberty to post one of Schiphol airport. It was taken at August 27th, 1966 (OE-LHT in the foreground)



              Kind regards,

              Peter

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              • VeeOne
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Apr 2011
                • 390

                #8
                Thanks Peter

                Has anyone noticed the vehicles in 1960s photos? Sometimes they look really old but the aeroplanes don't have the same aged look. The BEA bus in Peter's photo looks old to me. If you see photos of the BEA and BOAC vehicles in 1960s airport photos at London Airport they look like 1950s designs too. Maybe this indicates just how far back our nostalgia is taking us?

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                • Planemike
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Dec 2007
                  • 1810

                  #9
                  Think the French cars on the left (Renault R4L and Renault 16) must have stopped to see the French aircraft (Airbus 300) passing overhead. When did you last see a Renault R16??

                  Planemike.................

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                  • longshot
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2008
                    • 1676

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Peter de Zeeuw View Post
                    Good afternoon,

                    As the title of this topic doesn't restrict the subject to UK airports, I have taken the liberty to post one of Schiphol airport. It was taken at August 27th, 1966 (OE-LHT in the foreground)

                    Kind regards,

                    Peter
                    That's the old Schiphol East Terminal isn't it?...Had KLM already moved into the present terminal before the other operators?

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                    • Peter de Zeeuw
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Dec 2010
                      • 110

                      #11
                      Good morning Longshot,

                      Yes, the photo was taken at Schiphol-East, and no, KLM hadn't moved at that time. The new facilities opened in 1967. It s just a coincidence that there isn't a single KLM aircraft visible in this photo.

                      Kind regards,

                      Peter

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                      • waghorn41
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Mar 2011
                        • 256

                        #12
                        Just scanning all of my negs in and will post soon:
                        Kai Tak 1975-7
                        Heathrow/Gatwick 1977-8
                        ex-RAF Hunter and Wessex mechanic

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                        • longshot
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Aug 2008
                          • 1676

                          #13
                          Heathrow South Executive Ramp ca.1973

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                          • waghorn41
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Mar 2011
                            • 256

                            #14
                            Just a couple of quick pics from me (still scanning sooo many negs) circa 1978, 2 from LHR and the other from Gatwick
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                            Last edited by waghorn41; 25th May 2011, 20:50.
                            ex-RAF Hunter and Wessex mechanic

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                            • TRIDENT MAN
                              www.hs121trident.co.uk
                              • Sep 2003
                              • 737

                              #15
                              Vee One wrote...

                              British Airways Trident 2 and BMA Viscount with a BA One-Eleven. The Ghana Airways VC-10 in final livery rolls on 28R - 1979

                              Just a slight correction it's a Trident 1C.. nice shot though...
                              Click here to see my Jetphotos.net photos

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                              • wayoutwest
                                Rank 4 Registered User
                                • Feb 2011
                                • 2

                                #16
                                hi all.great photo peter.i hadnt realized that austrian airlines used 748s was this the only aircraft?.keep the photos coming. mike.

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                                • Peter de Zeeuw
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Dec 2010
                                  • 110

                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by wayoutwest View Post
                                  hi all.great photo peter.i hadnt realized that austrian airlines used 748s was this the only aircraft?.keep the photos coming. mike.
                                  Hello Mike,

                                  Thanks for the compliment. No, Austrian had two 748s, OE-LHS (c/n 1589, became G-AXVG) and OE-LHT (c/n 1590, became RP-C1028)

                                  Kind regards,

                                  Peter

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                                  • TRIDENT MAN
                                    www.hs121trident.co.uk
                                    • Sep 2003
                                    • 737

                                    #18
                                    Here are a couple of busy shot's with plenty of scenery from the past at MAN 1977.

                                    Pelican Cargo 707 with lot's of divert's behind.



                                    BCal 707 and BA Super VC-10 at MAN 1977.

                                    Last edited by TRIDENT MAN; 26th May 2011, 18:39.
                                    Click here to see my Jetphotos.net photos

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                                    • longshot
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Aug 2008
                                      • 1676

                                      #19
                                      Early Seventies aerial ramp shots

                                      Taking off from Stansted 1970 in Baron Air Charter Beech Baron


                                      Overhead Southend Airport 1970 in Baron Air Charters Baron


                                      Over Hatton Cross for 28L in a Cambrian BAC-111 1973

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                                      • VeeOne
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Apr 2011
                                        • 390

                                        #20
                                        [QUOTE=longshot;1750522]QUOTE]
                                        Very interesting photographs! I think the Vanguards are ex-Air Canada airliners. I saw one in Air Canada livery at Southend in 1972. Love the Carvairs.

                                        Sad to see the BEA Vanguard being dismembered at BEA Maintenance. Nice photo though, longshot.

                                        London Airport photo...



                                        Here is an 'arty' photo I took in the 1970s - I wish I'd widened the view! This is an Air France A300, a Libyan 727 and an Icelandair 727-100...
                                        Last edited by VeeOne; 26th May 2011, 19:18.

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