Phil Williamson says “Here are a couple of Photos of Wyton Tower from around 2002 ish when VT Aerospace were running the place. The controllers featured are Sally Belshaw and John Hudson. I include a copy of the cheat sheet I devised for QGH approaches !”
Thanks to Bob Jackie for identifying the above
CAMBRIAN C-47A (DC-3) G-AGHM on the apron
Swansea has had mixed fortunes in the 21st century. In 2000 this description captures one low period in its life
Malcolm Hemming has provided the next eleven photos originating with the “ubiquitous and entertaining Prof. Mike Bagshaw (of the ‘PPL Human Factors’ fame, amongst other ‘modest’ achievements…)”
Malcolm would be interested if any of our viewers knew Mike’s father Robert Bagshaw. Robert was an RAF Mosquito pilot, then a QFI (John Farley was one of his students), then an ATCO, retiring as SATCO at Valley to become SATCO and deputy manager at Luton. Thence to Swansea as airport manager, finally retiring as Airport Director at Blackpool. (Use the comment button above to get in touch).
Robert Bagshaw, ATCO and Aerodrome Manager Swansea 1967, seen here at the Decca 424 console.
ATCO Gordon Faulkener, March 1967
The tower building aerial shot is 1966
VCR at night, May 1967
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Auster J-1N Alpha G-ARGT at Sharjah taking part in the London Sydney air race in I think 1969