Flying to the Sun
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Flying To The Sun: A History of Britain’s Holiday Airlines encompasses the development of Britain’s holiday charter airlines, from their humble beginnings flying pioneering holidaymakers to campsites in Corsica in war-surplus Dakota aircraft, to today’s flights to exotic spots across the globe in wide-bodied Airbuses. Along the way, nostalgic names such as Clarksons Holidays and Dan-Air are encountered, and anecdotes from early package-tour holidaymakers and former airline staff provide an insight into a part of our social history.
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. He lives in Aberdeenshire.