Edinburgh Airport

formerly

Turnhouse Aerodrome

Six miles to the west of the centre of Edinburgh

Turnhouse

The first aircraft arrived at Turnhouse Aerodrome, in 1916.  They belonged to the Royal Flying Corps, later to become the Royal Air Force.  During World War II, RAF 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron was based at Turnhouse.

Edinburgh

Commercial passenger services did not begin until 1947.  The airport came under the control of British Airport Authority in 1971, and since then it has been known as Edinburgh Airport.

Source:  Edinburgh Airport: A History (Keith McCloskey)

 

Roads and Planes

1960s

Viscount approaching Edinburgh Airport - 1960s

April 1960

Viscount approaching
Edinburgh Airport

Viscount approaching Edinburgh Airport - 1960s

May 1960

Canberra approaching
Edinburgh Airport

The A9 Edinburgh-Kirkliston Road passing Edinburgh Airport

September 1969

Traffic Queue on A9 at the
Flight Path Control

 

Maps and Aerial Views

Edinburgh Airport  -  Map showing A9 Road and Old Runway

Recent Google Earth View
with position of old runways added

1923 Map showing Airport Perimeter,
Runways and A9 road to Kirkliston

Aerial View of Edinburgh Airport and the A9, taken in 1966

1966 Aerial View of Airport
showing line of A9 is same as in 1923

 

Planes

1970s

AeroSpacelines Super Guppy at Edinburgh Airport - around 1973

Around 1973

AeroSpacelines Super Guppy

 

Buses at the Airport

2008

Service 35

Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 35           Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 35           Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 35

 

Service 100

Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 100           Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 35           Lothian Buses  -  Terminus  -  Edinburgh Airport  -  Route 100

 

Edinburgh Airport Recollections

Around Edinburgh

 

 

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