Red Sea Caravan: The Aden Airways story, by Dacre Wats
Formed in 1949, Aden Airways initially flew Dakotas on a network from Cairo in the north to Nairobi in the south. Led by the charismatic Richard de Graaff Hunter, it established a strong presence but was handicapped by old equipment, a situation not relieved until Viscounts arrived in 1963.
This intensely evocative book charts all the major Aden Airways events, its people - many of whom have contributed memories and images - the Haj flights, carriage of the drug Qat, oil exploration support and finally sabotage on the last day in 1967.
Lavishly illustrated with official records, log book extracts, diaries, maps, timetables and memorabilia, this volume captures the spirit of this pioneering airline.
A4 hardback. Dustjacket. 264 pages including 48 in full colour. Over 300 black and white & 170 colour images.
Aeroplane Monthly ‘Book of the Month’ March 2009