TG2013 : Norwich Airport

taken 9 years ago, near to Norwich Airport, Norfolk, Great Britain

Norwich Airport
Norwich Airport
Viewed from the A140. The control tower can be seen in the distance (in adjacent grid square). Norwich International is located 4 miles outside Norwich City centre. It serves Norfolk, Suffolk and North Cambridgeshire, a catchment area consisting of 1.5 million people. The airport offers a range of leisure destinations during the summer and currently has a throughput of over 460,000 passengers per year . Opened in 1933 as the civil airport at Mousehold (a small community to the north of the city) and originally little more than a general aviation facility, it was taken over by the Royal Air Force at the beginning of the war. In 1967, Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council bought the Royal Air Force airfield at Horsham St Faiths and the intervening land and a three-stage development plan was launched. By 1969 the fuel supply service became operational and in 1970 the Customs authorities granted approval for the export and import of all types of freight. Later that year a Plessey ACR 430 radar system was installed and holiday charter flights started during the following year. Norwich Airport was included in internal UK night mail operations at an early stage and in the late 1987 Norwich Airport became a limited company.
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Date Taken
Monday, 9 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 9 March, 2009
Category
Airfield   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 208 135 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.4927N 1:15.9445E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 207 135
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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