High fliers hop over to Isle of Wight

Fly to and from the Isle of Wight for less than a pound.
Fly to and from the Isle of Wight for less than a pound.
jpns-22-07-17 retro July 2017

Adventure park - These boys were digging holes to install one of the constructions which will be built in the adventure playground at Arundel Street, Portsmouth (0739-2)

THIS WEEK IN 1976: Landport children to make their own adventure playground

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How many of you remember the man who used to drive around the city in a camper van in the early 1960s advertising short flights from the city airport?

As I remember, anyone wanting a flight waved him down and then, I assume, when he had a vanful, he would drive off to Hilsea and up everyone would go. I think the fare was £5 a trip but I stand to be corrected.

Before that there was a regular flight from the city to the Isle of Wight and all for less than £1 return.

To and from Ryde it was just 53p.

This hand-drawn poster advertising the flight showed an aircraft over the Solent with the Queen Mary beneath. A paddle steamer and South Parade Pier are in the distance.