Manchester Airport, 1938-98

By (author) Scholefield, R.A.; Foreword by Muirhead, Geoff (Chief Executive, Manchester Airport)

The UK's foremost locally-owned airport, Manchester opened on 25 June 1938. Since then it has developed into the 19th busiest airport in the world, in terms of international passengers. The airport now serves more than 17 million travellers per annum, while in the airfield's first 14 months before the outbreak of World War II, there were a mere 8000 passengers. As well as covering the dramatic physical development of the airport - the new terminals and runways that have been necessary - and the aircraft that have flown into and out of Manchester, Alan Schofield has researched the military operations that took place from 1938 to 1960. Wartime documents and photographs illustrate many aspects of the RAF's activities, including parachute training, development of gliding techniques and the operations of 613 Squadron, as well as miitary aircraft manufacture by Fairey and Avro.

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[目次]

  • Manchester's early airfields, 1910-1938
  • pre-war development and civil operations, 1934-1939
  • Ringway's wartime military operations, 1939-46
  • aircraft manufacture and modification, 1937-77
  • 613 Squadron, 1939-57
  • early post-war operations, 1946-52
  • intercontinental status, 1953-62
  • the airport's growth breakthrough, 1963-78
  • the fifth decade - consolidation, 1979-88
  • the sixth decade - further growth and investment, 1989-98
  • statistics and tables, 1938-1998.

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書名 Manchester Airport, 1938-98
著作者等 Muirhead, Geoff (Chief Executive, Manchester Airport)
Scholefield, R.A.
シリーズ名 Sutton's Photographic History of Aviation S.
出版元 Sutton Publishing Ltd
刊行年月 1998.07.09
ページ数 160p
大きさ H244 x W169
ISBN 9780750919548
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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