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6 June 1936. Gatwick Airport opened in Surrey (original terminal pictured). It's London's 2nd largest airport. How you can make your support for Heathrow expansion heard before the Government's consultation closes this week. *****Old cigarette card of First Control Tower at London Croydon Airport early 1920's & info about how it worked pre GPS 'little flags' @vintagecigcards. Other flights available on Railway Air Services. Getty Images. #SR. *****June 1st saw the renaming of Tinsley Green station to Gatwick airport which opened June 6th 1936. What became of it I wonder? #SR #Gatwick. Heathrow before the Airport, c. 1930s. When London City Airport first made the news, back in 1982. 'Bristol Britannia' at Heathrow Airport by Frank Wootton c. 1975 (@bristolmuseum). Heathrow from the Air by Norman Wilkinson 1948-50 (@sciencemuseum). Loading Air Mails for the Empire, Croydon by Harold Sandys Williamson 1934 (@thepostalmuseum). Short L.17 Scylla.

Croydon Airport, Surrey, in the Early 1930s by Frank Sturges 1992 (@SuttonLibraries). Handley Page H.P.42 ‘Heracles’. 1976: Beavers School noise pollution nr LHR in Hounslow. Ridiculously excited about the Pod parking transit at Heathrow. Like being in a sci-fi movie. Of all the Westminster constituencies affected by Heathrow Richmond Park is where there’s the most opposition. The third runway should have to cross the M25, like in Gibraltar. But one wrong turn, you'd have an A380 on the A380. Zac Goldsmith's decision to quit over Heathrow on a 'moral crusade' is self-indulgence' Zac Goldsmith (pictured) has resigned as an MP after the Government approved a third runway at London Heathrow Airport Very rich men who go into politics almost invariably turn out to be duds.

Zac Goldsmith's decision to quit over Heathrow on a 'moral crusade' is self-indulgence'

There are a handful of exceptions to this rule, such as Michael Heseltine, who made a fortune in publishing before becoming a Tory MP. However, in my experience, the rule is immutable when it relates to those who inherited family wealth rather than made their own successful way in life. Inevitably, they fail to understand the daily struggles of voters. In short, they are spoilt brats, self-indulgently playing politics because they think they have a God-given right to rule. Zac Goldsmith is a prime example of spoilt brat syndrome. There is, it must be admitted, no question that Zac Goldsmith is charming, with an affable self-deprecating manner. You can meet plenty of men like him in London’s clubland, on exclusive golf courses and in overseas tax havens. Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% MinimizeExpandClose. Heathrow airport expansion gets government approval. A third runway is to be built at Heathrow, the government has decided, paving the way for hundreds of thousands more flights a year at the airport in west London.

Heathrow airport expansion gets government approval

In a long-awaited response, ministers have endorsed the recommendation of the Airports Commission to expand Heathrow rather than Gatwick airport, which had hoped to build a second runway. The move comes six years after the Conservative-led coalition scrapped previous plans for a third runway at Heathrow. The Department for Transport said: “In a major boost for the UK economy the government today announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow – the first full-length runway in the south-east since the second world war.” The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said: “The step that government is taking today is truly momentous. The government said it would propose a six-and-a-half-hour ban on scheduled night flights, and will make more stringent night noise restrictions a requirement of expansion.

Heathrow airport expansion: What will it look like, when will it start, and why is it needed? LB The modern world, part 114. "Airports... another addition imposed on the countryside by progress" (1966) Air transport. Another British government disaster. Commercial aircraft are amazing: One version of the Boeing 777 can fly 17,395km (9,395nmi) non stop.

Air transport. Another British government disaster

It is used to fly between long haul destinations such as New York-Singapore, Perth-London, New York-Auckland, Chicago-Sydney and Miami-Taipei. Pretty much between any two points on the planet.One version of the Airbus A319 uses 1.93 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres per passenger, which is 122 miles per US gallon, or about four times better than a commuter in their diesel car.The Airbus A380 cruises round our planet at 676 miles per hour.

A startling speed which is many times that of any other form of transport.More than 700,000 passengers are in the air in the world at any one time. The huge increase in the wealth of our planet in recent decades, compared with what had gone before, was down to four factors: the shipping container, the geostationary satellite, the microprocessor and the Boeing 747. Their first stupidity is not providing airport capacity. So there you have it. Related. The future of London's airports (Unfinished London ep3 p2) The History of Every London Airport (Unfinished London ep3 p1) Investors beware, I will never let a third runway be built at Heathrow.