Flying to the Sun : A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines Paperback / softback
The end of the Second World War not only brought peace to a war-weary population but also delivered a plethora of surplus transport aircraft, crew and engineers, which could be easily and cheaply repurposed to `lift' the mood of the British population.
The dream of sun-drenched beaches in exotic places suddenly became a reality for thousands of pioneering tourists taking advantage of the air-travel revolution of the 1950s.
From their humble beginnings flying holidaymakers to campsites in Corsica in war-surplus Dakota aircraft to today's flights across the globe in wide-bodied Airbuses, Flying To The Sun narrates the development of Britain's love-hate relationship with holiday charter airlines.
Whilst many readers today will be more familiar with names like Ryanair and Easyjet than Clarksons or Dan-Air, this charming book serves as a fond reminder of those enterprising airlines and companies that ushered a new age of travel.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages, 8 Plates, color; 16 Illustrations, color; 140 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 03/03/2016
- Category: Aircraft: general interest
- ISBN: 9780750956604