Royal Air Force Comet XR398 adorns the western apron on 12 October 1967. The aircraft at right is an Ansett-ANA Carvair freighter. The hangar at left is the Bell Helicopter Service Centre which was erected circa 1967 on the western boundary of Eagle Farm aerodrome. This necessitated the construction of the appropriately named Boundary Avenue which ran from Terminal Drive parallel with the Doomben Racecourse fence. The tower behind the Bell Helicopter hangar is on private land and has no aviation connection whatsoever. It was erected in the thirties when race clubs banned commercial radio broadcasts of race meetings in the belief that attendances at the track would be affected. Similar towers were erected at several Australian racecourses to facilitate "illegal" broadcasts from outside the track!
Photo: Kodachrome transparency by Ron Cuskelly (B082)