A view from
airside (i.e. looking west) of the Air Traffic Control complex at Melbourne/Essendon
Airport in the early 1950s. From left to right in the foreground are: the hut
housing Aeradio/MET/Briefing and the ATC Centre (click here to see a
view inside); an HF radio receiver mast; the old brick Aero Club building,
at this time in use as the International Terminal and with the first Essendon
Control Tower protruding from the roof; and the second Essendon Tower, constructed
in 1946. Click here to see views
of these Towers. Just out of shot to the right is the 'DCA
Hangar', at this time in use as the Airport Fire Station.
Bulla Road (now Wirraway Rd) runs from behind the Terminal off to the right, and
English St runs diagonally away to the top right. On the corner is Ford's shop
and service station.
to the main Air Traffic Services
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