HC Deb 09 March 1938 vol 332 cc1901-2W
Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether air traffic between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight is suspended in weather which renders the land invisible from the air, in view of the fact that the regulations for the officially recognised air route require pilots on part of the course to keep 4,520 yards distant from Ports-mouth dockyard clock tower?

Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead

No, Sir, when the ground is invisible from the air, aircraft equipped with radio can obtain guidance and information regarding their position, from Portsmouth radio station. Aircraft not fitted with radio should not be flying in such conditions.