Here are a few more interesting images of aircraft flying from Southport, Blackpool and the Isle of Man beaches.
Captain Barnard’s aircraft the ‘Spider’ caught by the incoming tide during one of the flying circus demonstrations on Southport Beach in the 1920's and 1930's.
Southport, Merseyside. There's always a queue for the air trip at 12 and 6 a time when the aircraft that uses the beach as a landing strip. 5th August 1959.
An Avro 504K 3 seater landing on Southport Sands in 1919. The original booking office survived and was used by the Giro Aviation Joy-riding company until the 1960s.
Avro Transport Co. Avro 504Ks at Blackpool with the South Pier in the background.
The hand written note reads: ‘How would you like this. £1-1-0 (£1.05 in today’s money) a time for 5 or 6 minutes. £2-2-0 (£2.10 in today’s money) for looping the loop’.
Two of the Avro Transport Avro 504Ks E4360 (ATC Fleet No. 2) & D6230 at Douglas, Isle of Man.