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The seaside town of Southport in Lancashire U.K. -  is famous for its super wide beach which in summer is used as a very large Car Park and one

could picnic by the car on the sand.


In the late 40s/early 50s joy flights were popular from this beach - from an area roped off as an airstrip  - and one of the aircraft used 

was a DH 83 Fox Moth - and I just bought one from MS marketplace.


The Nostalagia bit ?? - this was the very first time I ever flew in an aircraft - and it 1 quid (pound)for a 10 min flight - and I was 14 in 

the summer of 1949

A couple of shots - on the Beach at Southport pier -  and a Blackpool tower fly by

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16 hours ago, wain71 said:

Nice John, must bring back some great memories....my first flight 1983, back of a Hercules to Gibraltar, didn't see a thing...

I understand that one mate


My second flight - was in a DC 4  - Southend to Cyprus via Malta - 1956 - also paid for by Her Majesty's Government as was


13 hours of a droning engine noise - not my favourite sound any more???

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