Highways to the Empire - Long-Distance Flying Between The Wars, by Colin Cruddas
Sir Alan Cobham was a giant in inter-war British civil aviation. Having covered many of Cobham's diverse activities in Britain in his Those Fabulous Flying Years, author Colin Cruddas now turns to his overseas work in Highways to the Empire. Cobham's pioneering survey flights across Africa, India and on to Australia - linking Britain with its Empire - were the foundation of Imperial Airways route network.
Highways to the Empire covers not only Cobham's exploits, but also the epic survey and record-breaking flights across the Atlantic and to the extremities of the Empire by such legends as Jim and Amy Mollison, CWA Scott and Alex Henshaw, plus many other flights by adventurers and publicity-seekers.
A4 hardback & dust jacket. 256 pages including over 400 black & white illustrations. Foreword by the late Alex Henshaw