Events for Sunday 9th June 2013
On This Day in History
Offical Opening of Gatwick Airport9th June 1958
Queen Elizabeth II flew into the new airport in a de Havilland Heron of the Queen's Flight to perform the opening. The first "official" flight to depart Gatwick following the opening ceremony was a BEA DC-3 operating a charterfor Surrey County Council to Jersey and Guernsey.
Further ReadingLondon's Airports
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by Graham Simons
This book is for the passengers and aviation buffs who use London’s main airports. It includes a brief history, plans and photographs for each of the five airports, together with directions and information about gates, security, passport control, shopping, restaurants, car parks and other transport connections. Details of Air Traffic… Read more...Only £9.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
Bob Jones Memorial Air ShowStarts: Sun 9th June
Ends: Sun 9th June
Price: See website
Email: online contact form: http://www.welshpoolairshow.co.uk/component/com_alfcontact/Itemid,474/view,alfc
Welshpool Airport, Welshpool SY21 8RS
Air Show in WelshpoolStalls, vintage vehicles, flying displays, model boats & more - check out the website.
Cosford Air ShowStarts: Sun 9th June
Ends: Sun 9th June
Price: Adult £25 or £20 Advance, Children FREE
Tel: 01902 377922
RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX
Air show in WolverhamptonRoyal Air Force Cosford’s 75th Anniversary Air Show 2013
The 2013 Air Show brings together a wide variety of aircraft including the Royal Air Force, aerobatic displays, vintage aircraft and many more. With so many new things to see and do, you can be sure there is something to entertain the whole family. Enjoy expanded interactive aircraft and military displays, arena demonstrations, visit the fair ground, shop for craft and memorabilia or visit the RAF museum where entry is included. In 2013 the show will celebrate three important Anniversaries: The 75th Anniversary of Royal Air Force Cosford, the 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire entering RAF service and 40 years of RAF service from the Jaguar jet aircraft.