European Airports - From the 1960s to the 1980s
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Howard Asbridge (Narrator)
HEATHROW: BERLIN-TEGEL: BERLIN-TEMPELHOF: LISBON: PARIS-ORLY: PALMA: AMSTERDAM: ROTTERDAM: OSTEND:
and one more; a delightful scene with a Jersey Airlines Herald and a Derby Airways DC3 that’s probably in the Channel Islands, but we can’t be sure!
Our ramble round Europe takes in British Westpoint and Aer Lingus DC3s at Heathrow plus many other 60s airliners there, including an Iraqi Viscount. On to Lisbon for Varig and Pan Am 707s, CPA DC8 and various 727s. Then Schiphol, again in the mid -60s, with KLM DC8s, DC9-15s and Electras, MAC DC7Cs, DC3s and CV600 and more. Palma, at about the same time, has a bevy of Britannias; Laker, BKS, BUA, British Eagle and Transglobe, plus more classic jetliners.
Berlin-Tegel starts with a Dan Air 707 and an Air France Concorde in the same shot; a hard act to follow, but one managed successfully with a collection that includes; Aeroamerica 720, Air Berlin USA 707s, Mackey, World and Capitol DC8s and lots more. Tempelhof’s got Pan Am 727s and BEA Viscounts under its famous roof, in the 60s. Then we return in the 70s for a C97, CV240, 747SP, C5 and more, arriving for the well-known USAF open days.
An Air Madagascar 707 at Paris, Channel’s Viking and DC3 at Rotterdam and of course, so much more; all in colour and all [with the sole exception of a Hastings!] with authentic sound.
Also from this series:
Avion Video Series
- 1 London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
- 1.1 Boeing 707-436
- 1.2 Boeing 707-436
- 1.3 Douglas DC-8-43
- 1.4 Vickers 951 Vanguard
- 1.5 Douglas Dakota IV
- 1.6 Vickers 803 Viscount
- 1.7 Douglas DC-6B
- 1.8 Vickers 951 Vanguard
- 1.9 Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-R
- 1.10 De Havilland DH106 Comet 4C
- 1.11 Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation
- 1.12 See also
London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL)
Blue Tail Twin Stripe livery.
Golden Speedbird livery.
The Winged Arrow livery.
1 - Vickers 951 Vanguard of BEA.
2 - Ilyushin Il-18B of LOT-Polskie Linie Lotnicze.
3 - Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle VI-N of Alitalia-Linee Aeree Italiane.
4 - Boeing 707-436 of BOAC.
5 - Bristol 175 Britannia possibly from British Eagle International Airlines.
1 - Douglas Dakota IV of Dan-Air London.
2 - Douglas DC-8 possibly from SAS.
3 - Bristol 175 Britannia 312 of British Eagle International Airlines.
4 - Vickers 951 Vanguard of BEA-British European Airways.
Closer view of G-AMSS, c/n 16092. Ex RAF as KN415. Civilian use with William Dempster Ltd from 1952 to 1953, then with Dan-Air London from 1954 to 1968. Sold abroad afterwards.
BEA's Vanguard in the foreground.
Found in 1959, this Kuwaiti company operated two Douglas DC-4 and three Douglas DC-6B, it merged in Kuwait Airways in 1964. Registration 9K-ABB, c/n 43263 built in 1951.
BEA's Vanguard in the background. Unidentified Douglas DC-4 or DC-6 airliner in the far background to the right.