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The World of Flight. Joy-riding and commercial aviation

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Article discussing the popularity of pleasure flights at Blackpool, with interior and exterior photographs of bi-planes used on flights between London and the Continent.
There is a reference to flights between Blackpool and Manchester, and also a…

The World of Flight. On competition and competitions.

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An article primarily discussing the role of flying competitions in the growth of civil aviation, with a reference to races which involved a return flight between London and Manchester (among other places) before World War One.
The first photograph…

The World of Flight. Civil aviation, the calendar, and the weather.
Used against zeppelins in the air-raids: rockets fitted to an aeroplane - experimental practice-firing

1919 aero rockets flight May 17  p712001.jpg
The article by C.G. Grey discusses the early days of civil aviation, including the role played by the weather. The photograph is essentially unrelated other than it shows an approximately contemporaneous aircraft, which had been fitted with missile…