The purchase would be to prevent the closure of the unprofitable terminal located 30 miles southwest of Glasgow. The sale price has yet to be finalized.
The date was March 3rd, 1960. The place was Prestwick Airport in Scotland. Elvis was finishing his American army national service and stopped over in Ayrshire for a precious two hours. In those days, Prestwick was home for the 1631 USAF unit. Despite a massive security clampdown, the news leaked out that a mystery V.I.P. was flying in... and when Sgt. Presley stepped off the plane, some 200 local fans rushed to greet him. And, without the restraining influence of aides and his personal manager, 'Colonel' Tom Parker, the star felt relaxed enough to mix with them.
Who knows, 53 years later it may become Elvis Presley Airport?
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