Heathrow History

1925: Norman MacMillan, an RAF officer, made a forced landing and take-off at Heathrow. He noted the flatness of the land and its suitability for an airfield. June 1930:

The Great West Aerodrome, as it came to be known, was declared operational. 1940: No. 229 Squadron Hurricanes from RAF Northolt were sent to the Great West Aerodrome while there was a threat of enemy attack on Northolt. April 1946: The first aircraft of a foreign airline, a Panair Lockheed 049 Constellation, landed after a flight from Rio de Janeiro.

BOAC's first scheduled flight was a Avro Lancastrian headed for Australia on a route operated jointly with Qantas. May 1946: The airport was fully opened for civilian use. 1950s: Three more runways were completed. November 1961: The Oceanic Terminal (renamed as Terminal three in 1968) opened to handle long-haul flight departures. 1980s:

By now, annual passenger numbers had increased to 30 million. February 1996: Concorde G-BOAD left Heathrow and crossed the Atlantic Ocean creating a new world record time between New York and London of two hours, 52 minutes and 59 seconds



Brighton and Hove to Heathrow Airport is 1hr and 20 minutes travel time, increasing to 1hr and 45-50 minutes in peak hours

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