June 22, 1971

Watford Observer: On this day in south west Hertfordshire On this day in south west Hertfordshire

Watford people will have a chance to fly in a Boeing 747 “Jumbo Jet” on Sunday, July 18 [1971].

The sample flight has been arranged by London Country Bus Services in conjunction with BOAC and Ian Allan Publications Ltd.

For a mere £7.50 (or thereabouts) prospective Jumbo passengers will be picked up by a coach at Garston, Watford, St Albans, Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City or Hatfield, run down to Heathrow, and then into the Jumbo for an hour’s flight out over the South Coast, returning via Bristol along the Western approaches to London.

Refreshments “in flight” will be provided.

Anyone for the joyride? Full details at your local London Country Bus garages, inquiry offices or local agents.

[From the Watford Observer of June 22, 1971]

NOSTALGIA NOTE: Did anyone out there actually go on this trip? What was it like? Please write and let us know.

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