FROM the moment you step into the historic First World War aircraft hangar housing the ticket desks and the main entrance of the Bristol Aerospace Centre, it will feel as if you are stepping inside a...
All this would not be necessary if the decision had been to maintainFiltonAirportas a functional, historic airport.
Aviation history surrounding Filton is immense. The birthplace of Concorde, great geographical location and significant runway size make Filton suitable as a major airport facility for years to come.
Unfortunately it was decided that it is better to build thousands of houses in place of maintaining a British historic and still functional landmark. In these current times of national unemployment, where will all these new jobs come from to provide occupants?
Perhaps there are some wealthy individuals with an interest in aviation or perhaps who own an airline who would be interested in saving this airport from the doom of becoming a huge housing estate at the midnight hour? Filton will finally close, a significant loss to the aviation community, Bristol, Britain and the world on 31st December 2012.
Could the recent unclaimed National Lottery windfall of £64 million in some way save Bristol’s Filton Airport?
Via Hemanth.Kumar M, Christian Borchardt