I'm Jurassic Airlines - fly me!
Lyme Regis International Airport opened for business on Friday 4 May with flights by Jurassic Airlines through time to Pangea.
Clutching their boarding cards, excited youngsters from St Michael's Primary School Lyme Regis were among the first passengers to pass through strict security controls and fasten their safety belts for take off.
The flight took them along the Jurassic Coast and back in time to the era of dinosaurs and pterodactyls, all of which could be glimpsed through the cabin windows.
The Onboard project is one of the flagships of the Earth Festival 2012 and is a top attractions at the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival. Jurassic Airlines will be operating flights daily from Marine Parade until 10 May and then moving to Weymouth to be part of the Olympic cultural events from 26 July til 9th September.
The youngsters emerged from their flight well pleased with their unique, pioneering experience. Tickets for flights are reported to be selling rapidly, so, in case of delays, would-be passengers are advised to consider booking a Lyme Regis B&B or other consider some of the other excellent Lyme Regis accommodation options.
Peter Wiles, Peter Wiles Photography
Published on 05/05/2012.