Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

Classic Gatwick Propliners, Paperback / softback Book

Classic Gatwick Propliners Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

Description

When Ronald Waters bought 90 acres of farmland adjacent to the Gatwick racecourse in 1930 in order to set up a private airfield, little did he know how that airfield would evolve over the next eighty-nine years to become the world's busiest single-runway airport.

Back in the 1960s and '70s it became a hub for aircraft enthusiasts and photographers who, thanks to the viewing decks, could get up close to the aircraft and enjoy the eclectic mix of new jetliners and old propeller airliners.

Tom Singfield, ex-Gatwick Air Traffic Controller and a fan of all classic airliners, has long dreamt of a book showcasing the glory days of Gatwick's classic airliners.

After thirty years of searching out the very best colour images of that time, he is now able to publish the results of his searches in this book.

These stunning pictures celebrate those wonderful times and the amazing and much missed 'propliners' that operated from Gatwick for the first twenty years after its reopening in 1958.

Information

Save 15%

£25.00

£21.19

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Information