Monday, April 29, 2013

Schneider Trophy!

The Schneider Trophy Contest 1929 - official programme cover

A stirring front cover from the 1929 Schneider Trophy Contest souvenir programme that was produced by Gale & Polden (a major publisher of thing military in Aldershot) on behalf of the organisers the Royal Aero Club. The competition to take the coverted trophy took place over a course across the Solent on England's south coast as illustrated here. It really captures the feeling of excitement that flight had in peoples imaginations at the time - fast, sleek seaplanes speeding through the skies!

The programme is posted by kind permission of Paul Ross.

Text and image: mikeyashworth @ Flickr

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