|On 1st January 1946 the first commercial flight - a converted Lancaster bomber - took off from London's new airport bound for South Africa. Much has changed since then as Heathrow now ranks as one of the World's busiest airports with millions of passengers flying in and out and transitting through every years. Aircraft now take off and land virtually every minute. This is a well-written story of those 60 years and the events that chronologically plot its path. Also includes chapters on the period before 1946 prior even to the airport's beginning including farming days and the days of Richard Fairey's Great West Aerodrome. 220p. approx 200 b/w & col.ill. h/b.