Book Review – Gatwick Airport, The First 50 Years


Of the international airports around London, Gatwick is number two. This lavishly illustrated book charts the history of the airport from the purchase of a flying field in the 1930s by two young men. The quality of the illustrations is good to outstanding and the text is readable and concise, painting the picture of the history of Gatwick from a humble start to a bustling modern airport with good road and rail links for passengers. The author is a lifelong aviation enthusiast and his love of aviation enhances a very workman-like book that provides an excellent review of the airport and the struggles it has worked through

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