Flying BEA: Nutts Corner to Heathrow

Flying BEA: Nutts Corner to Heathrow

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Details

Location

Nutts corner

Year

1963

Date

Production 07/08/1963

Length

10min 46sec

Audio

silent

Format

16mm

black and white

Source

Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Archiving Scheme 2

Courtesy

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Department for Communities, ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Flights take off and land at Nutts Corner, featuring BEA Viscount and Vanguard craft. The footage follows one flight from boarding to landing at Heathrow, including on-board footage from inside the cockpit, its return to Nutts Corner, and in-flight shots of passengers and crew. People watch the planes landing from a viewing area at Heathrow. 

 

Nutts Corner operated as an airport from the 1920s until 1963.

Notes

BEA (British European Airways) operated from 1974 until its merger with BOAC to become British Airways in 1974.

 

Nutts Corner airport

The airport at Nutts Corner in Co Antrim began to operate around 1920. It became a RAF military airport during WW2 before becoming a civilian airport again after the way and up until 1963 when civilian flights moved to the new Aldergrove airport.

A section of the A26 Moira Road, running from Nutts Corner Roundabout for approximately 2 km, is constructed on one of the old runways and the old airport is now used for karting and as a market.

Credits

An Ulster Television Production.

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