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Happy Birthday Gatport Airwick  
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

It's not only D-Day. It's G-Day.  Smile

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Gatport Airwick?

Have you been drinking old chap?  Big grin

How old is Gatwick then?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7396 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
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67 or 72? 1931 it began life as a private airfield, 1936 it had it's 1st terminal built complete with taxiways and apron.

This thread reminds me that in just over 2 weeks, another airport comes of pensionable age!

David


User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

It gets more complicated than that David - in three days' time it'll be the new Gatwick Airport's birthday, after the old one was knocked down and rebuilt and reopened by the Queen in '58.  Big grin

User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2804 times:

Of course, GB Airways are headquartered in the Beehive, the original terminal building. It's worth a look if you're ever down that way.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2799 times:

knocked down and rebuilt and reopened by the Queen in '58.
Blimey, she must have been busy... couldn't they just hire builders?  Smile




Cunning linguist
User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Heathrow regulars will know all about the Queen's building...  Big grin

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
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Heathrow T1 was opened by the Queen, T4 opened by their Royal highness the Prince and Princess of Wales (aka Charles and Diana if you're confused), not sure who was there to open T2, most likely the granny aswell.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

A bit off topic, but is T5 being built for BA? If not, who will occupy it? If it is for BA, who will move into T4?


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33082 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

I'll be flying thier today. My VS006 flight leaves MIA at 1730 this afternoon.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
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No doubt BA will be one of the LHR T5 residents, possibly along with the other OneWorld members.



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

We call it Gatport Airwick too!
Even from LHR you can seemingly hear the whining, not engines, but BA LGW staff.
(All the £ we've poured into that place over the years, taking over BCal, then Dan Air, tried to make it work, sadly failed, listening to some of them you'd think it was all a plot by big, evil LHR)
Well, LHR is our home base, always has been.


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6309 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

I also wish Gatair portwick a happy birthday.

Banco, you do know that Backfire was typing one of the several names LGW is called I suspect.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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