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Silver City Airways: Pioneers of the Skies

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Silver City Airways: Pioneers of the Skies

$ 28.95

Silver City Airways rose from obscure beginnings to pioneer and become world famous for its cross-Channel car ferry service. When the only alternative was a slow sea crossing, Silver City became the carrier of choice for business people and the celebrities of their day who wanted to take their vehicles across the Channel. Everyone who was anyone, from the Prime Minister to royalty, flew Silver City. Based in Kent on the Dungeness Peninsular, and eventually expanding to Southampton, in its hey-day the airline ran 240 flights a day. Silver City Airways achieved far more than the car ferry service, however, and the extraordinary airline has a fascinating history. From playing a part in the Berlin Airlift to freighting racehorses, and from running scheduled passenger flights around the country to breaking speed records across the Atlantic and flying Dakotas in the Libyan desert, this book follows its story.

Keith Dagwell is the chairman of the Silver City Association and the current owener of Silver City Airways. 

ISBN: 9780752453620

ISBN-10: 9780752453620

Publisher: The History Press

Publication Date: 04/01/2010 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/01/2010 - 12:00am

Pages: 160

Language: English


Transportation / Aviation / History

Transportation / Aviation

History / Europe / Great Britain