The illustrations for this issue were created by artist and designer Rory Peters at Glazier Design in London. They are based on photographs and have been illustrated in an Art Deco style, inspired by the wonderful aviation and transport posters of the late teens and twenties.
|XK31||100 Years of Transatlantic Flight Set (Mint)||£8.14|
|XK81||100 Years of Transatlantic Flight Set (CTO)||£8.14|
|XK66||100 Years of Transatlantic Flight Sheet Set (Mint)||£97.68|
|XK67||100 Years of Transatlantic Flight Sheet Set (CTO)||£97.68|
This fascinating six stamp issue marks 100 years since the first crossings of the Atlantic by aircraft in 1919, one of the greatest years in aviation history and also a select few of the most important crossings since that year. The issue was conceived as a response to Group Captain Mark Manwaring's 'RAF Flight of The Navigator' record-breaking attempt to circumnavigate the globe.
The missions aim is to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund as part of RAF100, the celebration of 100 years of the Royal Air Force.
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