Moorabbin Control Towers - 1978
RVAC clubhouse

This rare 1978 photo, taken across the Royal Victorian Aero Club's apron at Melbourne's Moorabbin (Harry Hawker) General Aviation Airport, shows two Control Towers. In the foreground is the original 1949 structure with the 1962 Tower cab on top, whilst In the background is the new 1977 Control Tower. The old Tower was demolished shortly afterwards and the new Tower remains there to this day (2005).

The aircraft, all unidentified, are, from nearest, a Piper PA-32 Cherokee Six, a Cessna 182 Skylane, a Cessna 150 and a Beech 36 Bonanza.


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Click here to see the 1949 Tower

Click here to see another photo of the 1962 Tower

Click here to see the Mobile Tower at Moorabbin while the new Tower was being built

Click here for a later shot of the 1977 Tower

(Photo: CAHS collection - PU-000130-78-18G)

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