A big thank you to :
The late Dave Williams for the lovely line drawing of G-AGZB. He was a highly talented commercial artist and had a number of aviation and vehicle prints available, including some classic Dakota liveries of lesser known airlines - he modified this original drawing specially so that it could be used on the site. My photography doesn't do it justice - it really is a beauty and now hangs on my office wall. Dave passed away just two days after this site first went 'on air' on 8-5-2002.
The A J Jackson Collection. This is a huge private archive of civil and military aircraft photographs dating from the early days of flight with an incredible range of illustrations, all available for purchase. Thanks for making the RAS and BEA photographs available for this site without charge .
Our sponsors FARVIS BOILERS who kindly made the web space available although we must stress that they have no involvement in the site content.
PW Publishing Ltd. Short Wave Magazine & Practical Wireless. The Home of British Hobby Radio. Editor Kevin Nice searched for and found the original report about the Radio Hams who made the initial distress call.
Editorial Tel: +44 (0)1202 659910, FAX: +44 (0)1202 659950
Short Wave Magazine, Arrowsmith Court, Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8PW. Join the SWM Readers List
Isle of Wight County Press (first class coverage of the accident & very helpful staff).
B&B near the Memorial Site
If you are looking for somewhere to B&B on the Island you won't do better than stay with our good friends at Hermitage Court Farm, just a few miles outside Ventnor. If you want peace, quiet, wildlife and stunning views, together with super cooking , wonderful hospitality ( they are both from the aviation industry and used to providing top notch service ) plus a beautiful country home and a relaxed atmosphere, contact Jayne and Chris by clicking on the picture below. Too many superlatives ? - not once you've been there!
... and just a few of the sites that were used in the research:
Airline History (you can spend all day on this site! )
link not current - does anyone have details?
Wight Air Wrecks:
Mostly wartime material but they put us on the track of Zulu Bravo - and started the whole project! See the site and then read the book Andy has written - this is fascinating - you won't put it down. Great detail, well written with an easy to read style.
History of Ventnor Radar