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Old 30th Aug 2011, 18:18   #21 (permalink)

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StGermain, you may be able to obtain information on Eastleigh Airport's history from Solent Avaition Societies Website www.solent-aviation-society.co.uk, there are several members who can probably help you.
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Old 2nd Sep 2011, 12:19   #22 (permalink)
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The Solent Aviation Society next social meeting (last Thursday in September) is going to be about Eastleigh Airport and will feature images taken form the 50's and 60's. (pm for details)
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 09:47   #23 (permalink)
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Thankyou to everyone who gave me useful leads for information on the history of Southampton/Eastleigh Airport. I really appreciate your time and effort.
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 10:49   #24 (permalink)

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If you're interested ...

I have some old ABC Airways Guides, the earliest from May 1958. Southampton’s schedules at that time are listed as:
Silver City Deauville & Cherbourg Bristol 170 (car ferry)
BEA Jersey (Dakotas)
Jersey Airlines Guernsey & Alderney (Herons)
Cambrian Airways Cardiff-Bristol-Southampton-Paris LBG (Herons and Dakotas)
And an Airviews Manchester-Sandown service with an ‘optional landing’ at SOU (Rapides)

Plus Aquila Airways Short Solents from the Marina to Lisbon, Madeira and Santa Margherita (for Genoa)

By May 1964 BEA, Airviews and Silver City had gone, as had the Alderney service. Jersey/Guernsey were all Jersey Airlines Dakotas, the Cambrian service was still operating and there was a Fairways Dakota service to Rotterdam.
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 13:34   #25 (permalink)
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I have a copy of `The Solent Sky` by Peter T New dated 1976. Covers the history of aviation from 1908 to 1946 in the area. May be worth looking out for on various second hand book sites. It does not have a ISBN number........too early
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 17:57   #26 (permalink)
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My Father was BEA Station Supt at Southampton 1966-1976, recent article in a summer 2011 edition of Propliner recalls history of BEA at SOU and some of his memories and photos too. The Books History of BEA Bealine to Isles also contains entails of BEA SOU. Any further information might be available through pm me
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 20:54   #27 (permalink)
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Remember your Dad. I was young recently qualified controller at SOU remember doing many SRAs with Beeline 3403 and Beeline3413 (morning and evening flights).

On one memorable foggy morning the preceding flight landed, Beeline 3403 went around, next flight landed, second attempt 3403 went around again, next flight landed. On asking me what had happened to the other flights (which had all landed) a very posh voice came back "I think that someone is cheating", before he diverted.
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