Glory Days & Golden Girls

Ref: C2228320

Course includes the lives and achievements of famous 1930s aviation personalities - Amelia Earhart; Amy Johnson; Bery Markham etc plus male contemporaries - Jim Mollison; Francis Chichester; Charles Kingsford Smith etc. Technological achievements are explored - pressurisation - the advent of "modern" airliners and the role and fashions for air stewards. The heydey of airships and the tragedies enveloping that technology as war clouds hastened aeronautical development - all encompassed with the tutor's bias towards human interest accounts and personal stories reflecting the challenges and excitement of that bygone era.

Course aim

To educate on 1930s aviation - Glory Days & Golden Girls - romance & drama when pioneers risked their lives exploring air routes and developing technologies for safer air travel.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know and recognise the achievements of pioneering airmen and women in the 1930s.
  • Explore and understand why airships lost out to aircraft.
  • Discover developing technologies that allow safe and comfortable air travel today.
  • Recognise the developing role of air power - how the iconic Spitfires and Hurricanes came about alongside the systems that made them effective.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

No additional knowledge required. Nothing needs to be brought in.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Glory Days & Golden Girls

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