Our last two vintage London Airport DVDs have been hugely popular and now, at last, this new DVD recreates the sights and sounds of Gatwick, from as far back as 1959 right up to the late eighties. Using the same high-quality techniques and painstaking attention to detail as we did for the LAP DVDs, ancient cine film, some more than 50 years old, has been digitally transformed to take you back in time.
Because it was used for charter flights to London, Gatwick always had such a variety of interesting airlines and aircraft. We start with the very early days. as an Air Links Dakota departs from an almost deserted apron. Then the big props arrive: DC6s, Britannias, Viscounts and CL44s. There's also a delightful Canadian Air Force Bristol Freighter, a Balair DC4 and one of Caledonian's first DC7Cs.
Soon, the whine of early jets is heard, as the BAC1-11 era begins. Adding to the din are 707s and DC8s from the USA and Canada, Spanish DC9s, the legendary DanAir Comet 4s and lots more.
Gradually, the wide bodied era starts, with early 747s, including a Big Orange from Braniff, appearing alongside DC10s and Tristarts, featuring airlines like CP Air, Wardair, Air Florida, Air Lanka and British Airtours.
Gatwick always was a favorite place for airliner enthusiasts. Now you can visit it once more!
NTSC DVD format with runtime of about 56 minutes and region-free.