Throwback Thursday
An Airwork Services Limited Douglas R5D aircraft. (Photo: RuthAS [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Airwork Services Limited

In 1928, Airwork Services Limited came to fruition in Middlesex, England with the formation of the Heston Aerodrome, a private airfield funded by the new company. Over the course of its 60-year history, the company undertook a variety of operations from flight training to commercial airline operations. In 1935, the carrier relocated to Gatwick, which set the stage for a partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF) for training the following year. Under contract to the Air Ministry, the company…