The Namsos tower

namsos was the first short-runway airport in norway and as with the runway, the control tower was a small affair.

To be able to build many new airports to connect the districts in Norway, they had to be cost-efficient and fast to build. The control tower was small, and the two workers had to eat their lunch at their stations, with a coffe maker propped underneath the staircase.

When a new air traffic control tower was put into operation at Namsos Airport on 08 September 2000, it had already been decided to transport the old tower to the Norwegian Aviation Authority Museum, currently the Avinor Museum.

This control tower was operational from 1968 to 2000.

In 2001, the tower was transported by boat to Bodø. From the quay at Langstranda, it was transported to Hangar 9, where it remained in storage for several years, waiting for sufficient funding to restore the tower to its original condition.

In the summer of 2007, an investigative report led to an application for building permission for a new building with four garages in connection with the radar dome. With this building as the foundation, the application also included permission to put the Namsos tower on top, like at a STOL-port.

In the summer of 2009, the Namsos tower was moved from Hangar 9 to its new location on top of the new building.

The tower cabin is identical to how it looked on its last day of service in 2000.

The floor below the tower cabin has an equipment room with many different types of equipment used at regional airports.


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