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Berlin Tempelhof Closes

by Matt Falcus

The historic Berlin Tempelhof Airport will close tonight after many years of use.

Most notably, the airport featured heavily in the Berlin Airlift, seeing thousands of flights bringing relief supplies into the city when the Soviets blocked access roads.

The airport also features one of the world’s largest structures – it’s terminal Building, which runs the length of the airport.

The downtown location always made for spectacular views of aircraft on approach, with houses and flats very close behind. It wasn’t the easiest airport to spot at, however. And in recent times the decline in flights left it a little quiet save for general aviation and business jets.

It is a sad moment to see such an iconic airport close, however.

If you have memories of the airport from an enthusiasts perspective, please leave your comments.


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