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Old 25th Mar 2020, 15:46
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Originally Posted by vulcanite View Post
I'm sure I remember 'racing' with other tearaway teenagers on Saturday nights in the late 60's from Braintree to STN to get a cup of coffee in the airport caff, in clapped out Minis and Anglias and even a Rover 90 or 100 (headlight in the middle?) and such. This would have been after the pubs had shut - of course. Am I correct in remembering that when you turned off the A120 you had to cross the runway as the terminal in those days was on the other side. Many years later I was based there with the late Gill Airways. Happy Days.
The only place to get a late coffee. We did much the same but probably early 70s. Didn't have to travel so far though. The road you remember didn't actually cross the runway as it was outside the perimeter fence, but it did have traffic lights to stop the traffic. Good thing as I seem to remember a CL44 flattening the fence after an overweight departure.
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