Melsbroek airfield in the fifties

Jean-Pierre Lauwers Collection.

 

View of Melsbroek-airfield in the mid-fifties with Douglas DC-3's and  DC-4's as well as Convairs in evidence.

 

Melsbroek early sixties

Coll. Dirk Van den Berghe

 

Melsbroek again but now the early sixties with the first jetliners arriving on the scene, such as the Caravelle (foreground)

and the Boeing 707 (background). Propeller airliners visible are Convair Metropolitans, DC3, DC6, and DC7's.

 

Melsbroek early sixties

Coll. Dirk Van den Berghe

 

Typical view of the new Zaventem Airport in the sixties with a Sabena Caravelle and Boeing 707.

 

Zaventem from the air

 

Zaventem from the air

 

Two recent pictures taken from a helicopter give a good overview of the old and new terminals at Zaventem

airport near Brussels. On the lower picture the old (background left) and temporarily control towers

(foreground left) are visible. Both are to be replaced by a new tower which gives a better overall view of the airport.

 

Zaventem busy morning.

 

A very sunny and busy morning at Zaventem airport on 3 November 2005. The aircraft on the foreground is

British Airways (Sun-Air of Scandinavia operated) BAe ATP OY-SVI (c/n 2061) 

 

 

 

 

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