The Air-Car Ferries of the 1960s

DALLAS – To cross over a sea or a channel with our cars, we use ferry boats, but back in the 1950s, it was done through the air.

The story of Silver City Airways makes for an interesting one, as it was the first to launch such a service between the UK and mainland Europe. Here’s a brief on the rise and fall of the ‘air-car ferry’ period.

Taffy Powell, who was then chief of Silver City Airways’ regular operations, was the man behind the idea. Frustrated about getting his car onto mainland Europe, he thought to himself, “Why not load my read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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