60-70 years ago, civil aviation was a romantic, truly extraordinary world. To fly to Paris in the early 1930s, one caught a giant Handley-Page biplane from Croydon Aerodrome in Surrey. To Africa, to the docks at Southhampton to board one of Imperial Airways’ legendary Empire Flying Boats. In this book, the author writes the reminiscences of ten veterans of this golden age of civil aviation, from pilots, navigators, station commanders and others, all in their late 70s to 90s. A wonderful work of nostalgia.