Commemorative sign to be unveiled on Monday, 21 October
Photocall: Monday 21st October, 2013 at 11.00am
BCA Blackbushe Airport celebrates its heritage as London's second airport in the late 1940s and 1950s with the unveiling of a sign commemorating the many airlines that used to fly out of the airfield.
The sign will be officially unveiled by Harold Bamberg, Founder Chairman of Eagle Airways on Monday 21 October 2013 at 11am.
The sign will be located close to the Terminal Building and captures scenes from the Airport's historic past. It features some of yesteryear's classic airliners and the operators that flew from Blackbushe when it represented the heart of Britain's post-war independent airline industry. Names from the past that are celebrated include Britavia, Continental, Dan-Air, Eagle Airways, Falcon, Orion and Pegasus.
Following its exploits during WW2 when it was known as RAF Hartfordbridge, the re-named Blackbushe Airport was operated by the Ministry of Civil Aviation from 1947 up until 1960 when civil air traffic was moved to Heathrow.
There will be a press photocall at the unveiling. Please contact Tim Naylor, PR Manager (email@example.com / mobile 07710 365 023) to confirm your attendance. Parking is available on-site.
About BCA Blackbushe Airport
Blackbushe is conveniently situated 3 miles from Camberley on the A30 London - Southampton road with access to the M3 motorway at junction 4a just 5 minutes away.
With its good weather record, minimum delays and location within a rapidly expanding business and industrial area, Blackbushe is an increasingly popular airport for the business executive. Aldershot, Camberley, Farnborough, Windsor, Bracknell, Reading and Basingstoke are all within easy travelling distance, whilst excellent rail connections to London are available at Fleet and Farnborough mainline Stations. Jet charters are operated by Blink, the on-site jet charter company.
There is also a thriving private pilot community at Blackbushe and recreational and instructional services are available from flying schools and air charter companies based at the airport. Blackbushe provides hangarage, aviation services and fire cover.
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