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Boulogne hoverport really was a futuristic building at the time, with its filleted-edge concrete features looking like something straight out of Thunderbirds. The hoverport buildings still stand, deserted and delrelict, today. It is not known what the plans are for them. The tower on site is used occupied in a business capacity, though for what purpose I do not know.
SRN4s on the pad at the original Boulogne Hoverport
These images kindly sent by Nicolas Levy, are of Boulogne Hoverport both in its hey day back in the 1960's, 70's and 80's, and how it was in 2005 before it was finally demolished to make way for new developments.
1969 - The Railway Station
2005 - The Railway Station
1979 - Front of terminal buildings
2005 - Front of terminal buildings
1979 - Oblique shot of terminals from arrivals/departures lounge
2005 - Oblique shot of terminals from arrivals/departures lounge
1983 - SEDAM N500 and SRN4 on hoverpad
2003 - Hoverpad in 2003, devoid of hovercraft
1983 - Boulogne hoverport as viewed from the hills East of it
2005 - Boulogne hoverport as viewed from the hills East of it
1986 - Craft coming and going
2005 - The empty hoverpad in 2005
Boulogne hoverport in the 1970s
Some shots from around and inside the hoverport buildings as they stood in 2005.
Many thanks to Nicolas Levy for sending these splendid photographs to me.
Page updated Saturday, September 13, 2014