IMPERIAL AIRWAYS

ENGLAND-FRANCE-ITALY-GREECE-EGYPT-SUDAN-UGANDA-KENYA-TANZANIA

MOZAMBIQUE-SOUTH AFRICA WITH SHORT S23 FLYING BOAT.

Effective from late 1938

DAY 1-SOUTHAMPTON-MARSEILLE-ROME-BRINDISI

Your Captain Speaking: Ladies and Gentlemen.Today we shall be flying at 7,500 ft. Our route

will take us across the Channel to cross Normandy, Central France, the Massif Centrale,

and Provence to land at Etang de Berre near Marseille. Passengers will lunch ashore whilst the

the aircraft is refueled.We shall then proceed across the Mediterranean to land on Lake Bracciano, just North of Rome and finally proceed to Brindisi where we shall spend the night.

ICAO Airport

Dep

 

EGMS Southampton

07.00

Route via St Nazaire for possible refuel

Miles

LFFB Marseille

13.00

Land Etang de Berre. NDB 331.0

523

LRSP Rome

15.30

Land Lake Bracciano. NDB 331.0

327

LISP Brindisi

Arrive evening. Overnight at Hotel. NDB 470

275

Note With adverse headwinds on the first leg, aircraft routed via St.Nazaire (LFRZ) on the Atlantic seaboard.

 

DAY 2-BRINDISI-ATHENS-ALEXANDRIA

Your Captain speaking: Good Morning,today we will be flying at 1,500ft if the weather is good, else 7,500ft. Our route takes us across the Ionian Sea, down the coast of Greece to Kefallinia, through the Gulf of Corinth, then east to land at Athens. From Athens we shall cross the Mediterranean Sea at 3,500ft via Crete to land at Alexandria for a night stop.

ICAO Airport

Dep

 

LISP Brindisi

07.00

BSP NDB 470.0

Miles

LGSP Athens

11.00

GAS NDB 570.0

310

GCR Crete Barge

 

NDB GCR 460.0. Refuel if necessary

 

HESP Alexandria

Arrive afternoon, overnight at Hotel. Connects with flights to S.Africa and Australia. NDB ESP 370.0

503

Note Adverse headwinds between Athens and Alexandria, aircraft may refuel at Mirabelle,Crete.

 

DAY 3-ALEXANDRIA-CAIRO-LUXOR-WADI HALFA-KAREIMA-KHARTOUM

Your Captain Speaking: We shall be flying at 3,500ft.,across the Nile delta to Cairo.and roughly

follow the course of the Nile, passing the Pyramids to Port, followed by the Barrage at Assiut,to land at Luxor, famous for its temples. After Luxor we overfly Thebes with its Tombs of the Kings.also the site of the Tutankhamen excavations and on to Wadi Halfa where we enter Sudan, a refuel stop at Kareima and finally, overnight at Khartoum.

ICAO Airport

Dep

 

HESP Alexandria

Dawn

NDB ESP 370.0

Miles

HEEM Cairo

08.00

NDB ORS 290.0

110

HELX Luxor

10.25

 

317

HSSW Wadi Halfa

12.45

NDB AWS 320.0

275

HSMR Kareima

14.40

NDB KAS 260.0

235

HSSS Khartoum

Arrive evening, overnight at Hotel. NDB SSB 360.0

210

 

DAY 4-KHARTOUM-KOSTI-MALAKAL-JUBA-PORT BELL

YourCaptain Speaking: Today we shall be flying at 4,500ft as far as Juba. Shortly, the desert will end and the bush will begin. Approaching Malakal, there are vast swamps in which herds of elephants may be seen.The 12,000 sq mile Sudd swamps on our right end at Juba. Now as the ground begins to rise, we climb to 6,500f and we may be lucky and see some of the vast herds of game. We shall overfly Entebbe to alight at Port Bell on Lake Victoria. In the event of bad weather, we may divert to Kisumu (HKKI).

ICAO Airport

Dep

 

HSS Khartoum

Dawn

NDB SSB 360.0

Miles

HSSM Malakal

09.00

NDB MLK 373.0

257

HSSJ Juba

13.00

NDB JU 364.0

333

HUEN Port Bell

Arrive afternoon, overnight at Hotel. NDB PB 270.0

336