The last commercial flight has taken off from Filton's famous airfield. It happened just before midday. The airfield will close completely on New Year's Eve after more than one hundred years in operation.
Today owners BAE said it had signed a deal with a property developer for the land. The closure went ahead despite a big campaign by many Bristolians.
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