Fascinating tale of pioneering aviation, anti-submarine warfare in WWI and the first military aviation facility in Ulster. Airships from the mooring-out station at Whitehead in Co. Antrim flew dozens of missions in support of naval forces based in Larne. Includes little seen images and design details of these 'great, grey, silent shapes'.
The 1920s were to flying what the 1960s were to space exploration - an age of adventure, excitement and of crossing new frontiers. For a short time in the mid-1920s, Belfast was at the forefront of the advancement of civil air transport in the British Isles and Malone aerodrome was the UK's first municipal airfield.