City Airways - Pioneers of the Skies"
by Keith J.Dagwell
March 2010 £ 14.99 paperback
City Airways rose from obscure beginnings to pioneer and become
world famous for it's cross-Channel car ferry service, when
the only alternative was a slow sea crossing. 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 cross-Channel
flights in a day and their airport at Lydd was busier than Heathrow
with previously unpublished pictures from the Silver City
first dedicated history of this unique airline.
stories from passengers and worker involved with the airline,
from the Berlin Airlift to cross-Channel car ferrying.
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.
to order from The History Press and ordered through their
website priced £ 14.99