This is Part 1 of a seven part series of videos shot between 1987 and 1996 on the famous Queens Building viewing area at London Heathrow airport.
The video begins with the journey into the airport by Bus and takes us through the main airport tunnel and into Heathrow Central. We then take a look at the Central area bus station and old Heathrow Control Tower building, followed by a walk up the steps to the legendary bridge that took all plane spotters to the Queens Building in the 1960’s/70’s/80’s and early 1990’s.
As we walk over the bridge you will have to visualize the old Queens Building being at the far side of the bridge, this is because when I shot the footage, the Queens Building along with the old Terminal 2, had been demolished and I had, just had!, to grab one last chance to film the famous walk over that bridge!
This unique footage was filmed during 2012 and 2013 and captures some of the old Heathrow magic.
The footage then moves on to the Queens Building itself! Filmed by my aviation friend Ian Austin in 1988. 1988 was a great year for plane spotting as it had a perfect fusion of new planes and classics from the 1960’s and 70’s, many of these you will see in this and the other 6 videos in this series. My special thanks to Ian for donating all of his valuable tapes to me and for having the foresight to capture so much of ‘old’ Heathrow.
Here is a tale of great plane spotting!
Olympic A300, Iberia 727, Tarom 1-11, Austrian MD-80, Alitalia MD-80, Air France 737-200, Lufthansa 737-300, 737-200, TWA Tristar L100, Thai 747-200, BM British Midland DC-9, Iberia A300, BM British Midland ATP, Aer Lingus 737-200, Air France A300, Lufthansa 727, SAS MD-80, DC-9, British Airways 757, Sabena 737-200, British Airways Tristar L1011, Alitalia A300, British Airways 747-200, 747-100, PAN AM 747-100, British Airways 737-200, Terminal 4, KLM A310, JAT 737-300, Finnair DC-9-51, Lufthansa A310, Gulf Air Tristar L1011, SAS DC-9-51, BM British Midland Shorts 360, Air India 747-200, PAN AM 727, BM British Midland 737-300, NLM CityHopper Fokker F.28, British Airways Concorde, Kuwait Airways 767-200, LOT Polish Airlines TU-134, BM British Midland 737-200, Air Canada 747-200, JAT 727, Air Littoral Bandeirante, Aer Lingus 737-300, Dan Air 1-11, TAP Air Portugal Tristar L1011, Air UK Bae 146, Air Canada Tristar L1011, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-200, Airbus, Swissair A310, Turkish Airlines Airbus A310, LUXAIR Boeing 737-200, TWA 747-100, KLM Boeing 737-300, British Airways BAC 1-11,