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Time Flies: The Heathrow Story [Paperback]

Alan Gallop
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1 Nov 2011
On 1 January 1046 a handful of staff at London's new peace-time airport, Heath Row, prepared to handle its first commercial flight in a converted Lancaster bomber, carrying ten passengers and some newly demobbed RAF pilots, radio officers and flight engineers on an epic journey to South America. Sixty-five years, over 14 million flights and 1.4 billion passengers later, Heathrow - with a staff of around 50,000 people - recently saw its controversial fifth passenger terminal weather a rocky start and find its feet as an integral part of this ever-expanding airport. Time Flies is a fascinating history of Heathrow from its pioneering first days in bruised and battered post-war West London, right up to its present. Bringing together Heathrow's human and commercial histories and using first-hand stories from each decade of the airport's operations, this is a balanced and entertaining look at the triumphs, tribulations and controversies that made Heathrow what it is today.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The History Press (1 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075246583X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752465838
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 17 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,273 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ALLAN GALLOP worked at Heathrow as a reporter with a national news agency from 1966 to 1978, covering every conceivable type of story for the international media. He was one of the team that launched the airport newspaper, Skyport. Since the early 1980s he has represented a number of Heathrow-based airlines in a public relations capacity as well as writing promotional books for international airports in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 10 Sep 2013
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Got this copy secondhand from Amazon and consider it to be excellent value. Loads of information and pictures covering the airport's history, including a good balance of technical, historical and human interest.

As a young kid, I lived next to the airport in its early years and remember walking with 'the gang' through the tunnel and looking round the new departure terminals. And then getting chased out...

Nice memories for those of us of a certain age.
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4.0 out of 5 stars time flies 15 Jan 2014
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Interesting insights into development of Heathrow...bought it for someone who worked at Heathrow for many years e-mail upates on delivery good and accurate
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5.0 out of 5 stars adequacy of content 20 Feb 2013
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apart from a mistake on page 66 I found the book excellent ( the rapide which crashed was not G-AGUF but G-ALBB and Monique was not flying it at the time.I believe it was caught in the slipstream of a stratocruiser whilst on final approach to land and crashed on the perimeter road) The book also failed to include a number of significant aircraft types e.g. Breguet Provence and Languedoc).
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