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Or I even remember once knocking on the door of the Control Tower to use the phone, with them actually agreeing to let us in to watch “what an Air Traffic Controller did” and stand in the back looking out over the airfield.
When I was young, I also got to experience a couple of joy flights and the little business hub that was there at the time (nothing compares with what’s there now). I also recall using the venues at Essendon Airport for football presentation nights or going to the disco.
As a young boy growing up in West Essendon, the airport was a big part of my life.
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