HC Deb 08 May 1924 vol 173 c658W
Captain BRASS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he can state what amount of public funds was expended in the recent Felixstowe flying experiment, when an aeroplane was landed on the sea; whether that experiment proved a success; and, if so, whether the experience gained has resulted in any special regulations being framed for passenger-carrying aeroplanes across the Channel?


The answer to the first part of the question is, approximately, £365; to the second, that the experiment furnished valuable information; to the third, that the modifications that may be necessary in passenger aeroplanes which have to fly over the sea are being considered, in the light of this experiment. I may add that the aeroplane used would in any case have been broken up as unserviceable.