Co.'s air lines are developing rapidly up North. Starting in May with stations at
Blackpool and Southport, we learn that the
company has now opened landing-grounds at
Windermere (seaplanes), Morecambe, Fleetwood, Liverpool (Waterloo Sands), Rhyl and Douglas (Isle of
other stations are in course of formation which will make it possible for most people in Lancashire to travel by air
to the South or West of England without the
necessity for long train or motor-car journeys
to Government aerodromes. A table showing the
distances saved by air travel in Lancashire is
chart is most instructive, as it illustrates the great saving, not only in distance, but also in time to be
obtained bv flying instead of travelling by
in joy-flying at Blackpool and Southport has been well maintained, the outstanding features of the week being the aerial visit of the Mayor of Blackpool, Alderman
A.Parkinson, M.P., J.P., and the Rev. Mr.
Little, the Vicar of Blackpool, to a meeting
at Bolton, where they received a most cordial
reception, and the flying of an entire wedding party, comprising bride, bridegroom, best man and 40
at Southport, and this in spite of clouds and mist at
approximately 100 ft.
novelty was the flying from Southport of an Avro pilot on an experimental scout to the dinner at the
Manchester Aerodrome to Sir John Alcock and
Sir Arthur Brown. The pilot appeared from his
machine in evening dress, and returned to
Southport after the dinner, despite mist which almost enveloped the factory chimneys.
seaplanes are now installed at Windermere, where Capt. Pixton, one of the veteran pilots of the
day, is flying.
Flight and Aircraft
Engineer, 24th July, 1919