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Heathrow Airport (Hardback)

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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By Alan Gallop
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
Pages: 257
Illustrations: 86
ISBN: 9781526759184
Published: 26th June 2019



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Love it or loathe it, Heathrow is the United Kingdom’s largest and most important airport by a distance. It currently serves over 190 routes to more than 80 countries. Over £100 billion of imports and exports are handled every year, making it the UK’s primary port by value.

This fascinating book traces the often controversial development of the airport over the last 70 years from the most humble of beginnings. Thanks to the author’s in-depth knowledge the arguments for and against the building of a third runway are thoroughly and objectively described. There have been, and indeed still are, those who advocate building a brand new hub airport for London but it is a fact that Heathrow has long been the cornerstone of the local economy, providing jobs for over 70,000 staff.

This entertaining, controversial and superbly illustrated book is about much more than the bitter third runway battle. It contains many amusing anecdotes and a wealth of statistics that serve to make Heathrow such a key part of the country’s infrastructure.

An excellent title, it's so engaging.

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Scale Modelling Now

This title makes as good a history of the airport that you’re ever likely to get.

IPMS Magazine

A very nicely presented history of one of the greatest airports in the world, its challenges and its prospects. The author has provided a comprehensive history of London Heathrow which is also a history of post-war air transport development – Highly Recommended

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This is a really interesting book. It is mostly text, but there are a good selection of historic photographs which haven’t been seen anywhere else, including many of the aircraft once seen at Heathrow.

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About Alan Gallop

ALAN GALLOP is an author and journalist. In 1983 he founded his own PR company specialising in promoting organisations active in travel, transportation, freight logistics, public utilities and special events. He now specialises in writing books about amazing people and the events which made them famous. He is married with two grown up children and lives in Surrey.

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