HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 c1302W
Captain BRASS

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will consider approaching the railway companies for permission to inscribe the name of each station in large white letters on the roof or laid out in white stones in an adjacent field in order to assist amateur civilian pilots to find their way about the country?


As my hon. Friend is no doubt aware, a good many stations are marked in the way which he suggests, and such marking is useful to pilots who have lost their way. Pilots are encouraged, however, to fly by compass rather than by ground signs, and I do not think I should be justified in pressing the railway companies to extend the system of marking.