Parafield Operations-Administration Building
& Control Tower
- 1960s

The Adelaide/Parafield Operations-Administration and building seen from the rear quarter on 5 January 1963. Note the Control Tower cab on the roof. This Tower cab was replaced in the 1980s by a more modern cab. By the time of this photo West Beach had taken over from Parafield as Adelaide's primary airport, and Parafield had become the secondary General Aviation airport.

This building was constructed in 1940 and still exists today (c.2008). Similar buildings were constructed at Sydney/Mascot and Brisbane/Archerfield.

In the foreground is Beagle A.109 Airedale VH-UEP in front of the Aviation Services (SA) hangar, formerly used by TAA.

Click here to see photos of the Parafield Ops-Admin building in the 1940s and 1970s, plus an aerial photo from 1948.

Click here to read about the history of this building in Control Towers Part 1

Click here to see a photo of the similar Archerfield building c.1970


(Photo: Rod Adam/John Hopton collection)

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