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Flying to the Sun: A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines

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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, tFlying to the Sunt 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. AUTHOR: Charles Woodley is a lifelong aviation enthusiast who first visited Gatwick in 1958. He is the author of several books and many magazine articles on historical aviation subjects, including the successful Heathrow: The First 50 Years and BOAC: A History for The History Press. A long- time member of Air-Britain, he founded and ran for over ten years the Grampian Airtouring Society, the local aviation enthusiasts’ society for the Aberdeenshire area. SELLING POINTS: A nostalgic trip back through time to explore the development of holiday airlines Includes such nostalgic names as Clarksons and Dan-Air Previously unpublished photographs from private collections including travel posters and brochures Anecdotes from early package-tourists and former airline and tour operator staff Expert aviation author with a lifetime’s experience working in on the travel industry 140 b/w illustrations, 14 colour

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