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London Airport: 1960s to 1970s

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Remember where it all began? On the roof terrace at a major airport; noisy, exciting, full of variety and interest. You may have started a lifelong passion for aviation at that moment, but today’s airliners don’t really match up to those early days, do they?

Now we can take you back in time, with the help of some enthusiasts’ cine film, that has been digitally restored and matched to authentic sound. This production hasn’t been made by filming a flickering projection screen. With a specialist ‘Telecine’ conversion process, also used by the BBC and by ITV, we can digitally transfer pictures direct from the film on to digital video tape. These can then be enhanced and edited as necessary.

We start in the 1960s with Viscounts and 707s everywhere, alongside Caravelles, DC8s, Britannias, DC7s, Comets and TU104s. The earliest shot appears to be in 1963, with more from 1964.

Highlights include BEA Herald, Lufthansa C46, Ghana, Swissair and MEA CV990s, the crashed TCA DC8, Aer Lingus Carvair, CSA and CPA Britannias, British Eagle and UAA DC6s. Alitalia, Dan Air and BOAC DC7s, UAA Caravelle.

The 1970s begin with early 747s, DC10s and Tristars. We’ve still got some 707s and increasing numbers of DC8Fs, plus Concorde and the last days of the Tridents.

Highlights include Pan Am DC10 & 737, Northeast Trident, Merpati Vanguard, National 747, Libyan 727, SAA 747SP.

Overall the variety is amazing. Let’s just list the 707s: BOAC, PanAm, TWA, Air France, Lufthansa, TMA, MEA, Air Malta, El Al, PIA, Kuwait, Olympic, SAA, TAP, QANTAS, Montana [Austrian], Kenya, Air Mauritius, US Govt.

So, why not relive those memories today?

Comments from our customers ….

I have now received the great DVD: LHR in the 60’s and 70’s! The best collection of the “good old era” I have ever seen. Good work in restoration and sound assembling. Hoping for further releases.  F.M.

Thanks very much for the London Airport DVD which arrived yesterday. To see (and hear) some of those images brought tears to the eye. It was like watching a re-run of my time as a youth on the roof terrace all over again. And yes, as stated on the DVD case, it was those times that spurred me on to build my own career in civil aviation. It’s a work of art, and one that I shall recommend to many of my aviation friends, the quality of the images and clever sound track along with the rarity of some of the types and airlines featured make this DVD worth many times its weight in gold, I enjoyed every second. A big thanks to you and all the contributors concerned…Magic.  N.N.

I am writing to confirm receipt of my order and I was thrilled to see the superb work. What memories it has evoked of days long gone when I was child hanging on to the fence watching the airplanes come and go at Lydd and up at Heathrow back in the 60’s. I swear at one point I could smell the Avgas!  L.W.

I have just chain watched your ‘Heathrow in the 50’s-60’s’ and ‘Heathrow in the 60’s-70’s’. Absolutely marvellous, it’s just like seeing pictures of old friends long forgotten.  C.H.

Its been carefully pieced together and has all the main airliners of the time, with great and informative voiceover additions. I enjoyed it immensely, those aircraft were an integral part of my childhood , together with Civil Aircraft markings.As gifts, I will be buying two additional copies. V.H.