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4/23/1919: Blackburn Kangaroo Begins Passenger Flights

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the North Sea Aerial Navigation Company starts a passenger service between Leeds and Hounslow in 1919 using ex-military Blackburn RT.1s.

The North Sea Aerial Navigation Company was a subsidiary of the British aircraft manufacturer, Blackburn Aircraft. The company was formed by Robert and Jessy Blackburn in 1908. Robert designed his first plane in Leeds in 1908, and the company’s Olympia Works in Roundhay opened in 1914.

In April 1919, the company set up the commercial aviation subsidiary The North Sea Aerial Navigation Co (later renamed The North Sea Aerial and General Transport Co Ltd). Eight surplus Kangaroo aircraft were purchased and read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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