BHX - 25 years ago today!! - on Wednesday 30 May 1984 the Queen officially opened the "new" terminal building

Twenty five years ago today - on Wednesday 30 May 1984 -
the Queen officially opened the "new" terminal building....

.... after arriving on RAF Queens Flight Andover XS790 which had
parked next to British Airways Concorde G-BOAA - the tail of a
Wardair Boeing 747 can be see parked behind the Pier
. .
Over the previous Bank Holiday weekend an Air Show had been held
at the Airport to mark the opening of the new site
.
The Malboro Pitts Specials taxy for departure with the old
Elmdon terminal in the background....
. .... while Concorde G-BOAA performed a number of "supersonic"
flights out over the English Channel seen here landing back at BHX
with Air Atlantique Dakota GAMPO in the foreground
.
The new terminal had opened of Wednesday 4 April 1984 and some
more photos and a video of the first day of operation can be seen at -
.

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