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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 4 (July 1, 1939)

Impressive Contrasts

Impressive Contrasts.

In the “Railway Miscellany” a speed of over thirty miles an hour was accounted “rushing,” and travellers wishing to view the sights of London, were advised to take a “cheap, convenient cab.” Between those ideas and these—taken from a recent number of an English magazine—the contrast is very striking—“ ‘Surrey Flying Services Ltd.’ Flights over London. Viewing such landmarks as Battersea Power Station, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's, and Dockland. Alternative route over Southern Counties, seeing Richmond, Hampton Court, Epsom Grandstand, etc.”

“Travelling from place to place by air permits a far wider range for your tour whilst here. You can make your own itinerary, and enjoy, by yourself or with your chosen friends, the privacy of your own Aeroplane. Our modern ‘planes of two-seater to ten-seater capacity are at your disposal at any time of the day or night, at very moderate terms (from 4d. a mile).”

Finally, to the intending visitor from overseas is put the question—“Why not fly Home?”