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Aviation histories

  • Indian Airways by Stephen H Smith (Stephen Hector). A work in three volumes published 1926-1930 detailing the first and special flights within and through India up to March 1930. Available at the British Library: UIN: BLL01003423426
The World Flier’s Danger Zone by Stephen H. Smith. 1927. Covers the hazards of mail flights south east from Calcutta across the Bay of Bengal to Burma and Thailand. Available at the British Library: 2nd edition 1927 UIN: BLL01003423427
For more details of Stephen H Smith, see Postal Service.

External links

Historical books online

  • Flight International Magazine Collection at Archive.org, which is Searchable as a Collection. Flight International (or Flight) is a global aerospace weekly publication produced in the UK. Founded in 1909 as "A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport". It is the world's oldest continuously published aviation news magazine. Online volumes from 1909 to 1935. Missing January-June 1933.
Examples of articles relevant to India include:
An Archive of online volumes to 2005 was previously available on the FlightGlobal website until the introduction of a new website format c 11 December 2019. It is stated that it will return, but is not available currently (26 March 2020).
  • "E Pericoloso Sporgersi: Jodhpur to Croydon" by Major-General D. S. Skelton Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 1935;65:3 pages 197-207. Diary of a flight from Jodhpur to London, via Karachi and the Middle East, including cost details.
  • Chariots of the Air by Harold Keates Hales 1936. Link to a series of pdf downloads, STOU Digital Repository Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Description of an air line trip from England to the East Indies and back. Note, website has been noticed to be unavailable at times. Possibly may be open only during "office hours".