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Heston Aerodrome c.1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981
Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex. The control tower (centre) may have been the first purpose-built example and became the model for this class of building. Between 1931 and 1937 Heston Airport was operated as a commercial airport by Airwork Ltd (whose logo appears on the the Customs House and aircraft), after which it was taken over by the Air Ministry. It was used as a fighter base during wartime, but Heathrow was preferred as the site for a commercial airport and the aerodrome was closed in 1947. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
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Spirit of St Louis EPW018121
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St Louis coming in to land at Croydon Aerodrome, 29th May 1927 having flown in from Brussels. Lindbergh had made his record-breaking single-handed flight across the Atlantic only nine days before. After landing he made an additional five minute demonstration flight circling the aerodrome. According to Lindbergh's flight log: "Took off before end of landing roll to avoid injuring crowd, which broke through police lines. Stabilizer damaged by pressure of crowd. Repaired at Croydon". This aerial photograph is well positioned to show the crowds watching his descent. From Croydon Lindbergh flew to Gosport where the Spirit of St Louis was disassembled and packed aboard a US cruiser for its trip home to the United States. From a copy negative. Aerofilms Collection (see Links).
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Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy BAR03_01_506
The nose cone, cockpit and port side of an Armstrong Whitworth AW650 Argosy on display at the Farnborough Airshow at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, September 1960. The Armstrong Whitworth Argosy was first flown in 1959. The civil model was given the number AW650 while the military models were assigned AW660; the two models were of very similar design. The aircraft in this photograph is likely a 102 series aircraft, built for British European Airways with the registration G-APRN and construction number 6654. Photographed by Norman Barnard.
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