Essendon Airport - 1954
RWY 05/22 - click here to see a 1960 aerodrome chart

This is Building 79, the Operations/Administration building. Originally built as a store in the early post-war years, by the time of this photo it housed the Briefing Office (indicated by the international symbol of a black 'C' on a yellow square), Aeradio and the Area Control Centre. The row of VHF radio antennae on the roof attest to the latter.

Aeradio moved into this building from a hut near the Control Tower in 1951.

This building still exists (c.2010). Click here to see 1989 & 2010 photos.

Photo: Victorian Education Department/CAHS collection


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