Cramlington airfield, Cramlington, Imperial Airways, Handley Page, 500 miles
A Handley Page W-8 banks over the parked aircraft at Cramlington airfield. Four of these aircraft were built for Imperial Airways and could carry 12-14 passengers with a range of 500 miles at around 100 mph. The aircraft were gathered at Cramlington following an air race from Heston in May 1931. Between the wars air races were extremely popular attracting large crowds wherever they were held. *** Local Caption *** 4science - Academic / Education - 25/02/2010
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