Croydon Airport

Croydon Airport (ICAO: EGCR) was an airport in South London straddling the boundary between what are now the London boroughs of Croydon and Sutton. It was the main airport for London before it was replaced by Northolt Aerodrome, London Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport. The terminal building and entrance lodge are Grade II listed buildings.

Read more about Croydon Airport:  The Area Today, The Buildings, Aviators, Pioneers and Aircraft, Accidents and Incidents

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London Buses Route 43 - History
... The Sunday service was further extended to Kenley Hotel via Streatham, Croydon, and Purley in April 1919 ... Hill Broadway and Caterham (Old Surrey Hounds), but was cut back to terminate at South Croydon (Swan Sugar Loaf) at the end of the summer, Caterham becoming the Summer Sunday and Bank Holiday terminus ... a new Sunday only route 43A introduced for the summer months, between Friern Barnet and Croydon Airport ...
Croydon Airport - Accidents and Incidents
... G-EBBX crashed and caught fire shortly after take-off from Croydon, killing the pilot and all seven passengers ... On 19 May 1934, a Wibault 280 of Air France crash-landed on a cricket pitch adjacent to Croydon Airport due to running out of fuel ... On 9 December 1936 (1936 KLM Croydon accident), A KLM Douglas DC-2 crashed on take off at Croydon Airport on a flight to Amsterdam ...
Heston Aerodrome - Commercial Operations
... In September 1931, Heston Air Park was renamed Heston Airport, following provision of customs facilities and ongoing improvements for passenger handling ... further developed, and in 1932 it was designated as a commercial diversionary airport, often required when Croydon Airport was fog-bound ... It is claimed that the central building was the first purpose-built airport control tower, on which all modern control towers are based ...

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