Britain's Airline Entrepreneurs

From Laker to Branson

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Pub Date 28 May 2021 | Archive Date Not set

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Britain has more successful airlines than any country in Europe. When judged proportionately against the size of its population, more than any other country in the world. The explanation lies partly in history and partly in people. As an island nation which once ruled a vast empire and had to import a third of its food, transport was always vital. In 1939, a third of the world's merchant ships were British. After the Second World War, British aircraft manufacturers competed with the United States to supply the world with airliners. At the same time, ex-military aircraft, including the ubiquitous DC3, could be bought cheaply and there was no shortage of ex-military pilots, navigators and engineers to operate them. But these facts go only part of the way to explaining the remarkable rise of British independent airlines in the 1950s and 1960s. BRITAIN'S AIRLINE ENTREPRENEURS traces the history of independent airlines from the Berlin Air Lift to deregulation.

Britain has more successful airlines than any country in Europe. When judged proportionately against the size of its population, more than any other country in the world. The explanation lies partly...


A Note From the Publisher

Malcolm Turner is an author, publisher, and former journalist with a lifelong interest in leadership, he spent many years of his life devising and organising events which celebrate the work of leaders and achievers. He lives by the coast with his wife, Sue, and an irascible Yorkshire Terrier called Toby.

He is the author of The Honourable Member, Blueline (2017); BOAC and the Golden Age of Flying, Burnt Ash (2019); Britain’s Airline Entrepreneurs, Burnt Ash (2020) and Ari & Jackie, Sunrise (2021).

Malcolm Turner is an author, publisher, and former journalist with a lifelong interest in leadership, he spent many years of his life devising and organising events which celebrate the work of...


Advance Praise

Ron Beaumont, Caversham

"...Excellent set of photographs, don’t know how you manage to get some of them as I haven’t seen them before. So, another excellent enterprise, roll on the next one."

Peter Wood, Basingstoke

"A first class publication, it is most informative and interesting."

Russell Benton, Paisley

"Thoroughly enjoyed it. Some great pictures in it too. If you are interested in British civil aviation from the Berlin Airlift to modern day, this book tells the story through some of the individuals. Very informative."

Jeff Wilkinson, London

"A wonderful evocation of Britain’s independent airlines from WWII until the present. Exceptionally well-illustrated too. I thoroughly recommend it."

Ron Beaumont, Caversham

"...Excellent set of photographs, don’t know how you manage to get some of them as I haven’t seen them before. So, another excellent enterprise, roll on the next one."

Peter...


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Always been interested in airplanes and as Britain has fascinating history regarding airlines this book brings all need to know in to one well written and inspirational book

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