This unexpurgated version of Fresson's autobiography is the most detailed story ever written by one of the United Kingdom's greatest Civil Aviation Pioneer. As such it gives an unprecedented insight into the difficulties, frustrations and exhilaration in the pioneering of probably the world's longest running scheduled air route experiencing some of the worlds most hostile flying weather. Some chapters describing the continuous battle with the weather leave the reader gripping the seat before the runway comes into sight.
The Trust only has a limited number of these books available as they are now out of print. The Story of two of Scotland's Aviation Pioneers, Capt., Ernest Edmund Fresson and Eric Leslie Gandar Dower and the competitive war waged between their companies in Inverness, Aberdeen and the Northern Isles in the 1930's.
This book is now out of print, and we only have a limited number of copies available. Reminiscences of Northern and Scottish Airways Ltd, Western Isles Airways Ltd.,and Scottish Airways Ltd and their Founder and Managing Director at Renfrew,George Nicholson.
Reminiscences of Midland & Scottish Air Ferries, Renfrew Aerodrome, S.M.T. and The Ayrshire Bus Operator and Millionaire who made his Aviation activities famous, namely John Cuthill Sword.
Reminiscences of Aberdeen Airways, of Dyce Airport and its early flying activities, and of their legendary founder, Eric Leslie Gander Dower.
The 29th May 2009 marked the 75th.Anniversary of the first ever air mail at the ground letter rate from Inverness to Kirkwall. On that day at 11.15 in Inverness Airport, the Royal Mail Director Scotland presented a mail bag of commemorative envelopes with inserts as shown below, to the pilot of a DH Dragon. The DH Dragon, sponsored by Eastern Airways was the same type of aircraft that flew the original mail. The mail bag was flown to Orkney and a similar ceremony took place at Kirkwall airport at around 12.30.