Our latest ‘Post and Go’
stamps feature some of the best-known aircraft, which have served the Bailiwick
of Guernsey over the years (issue date: 17 February 2021).
Blue Islands commenced
operations as an Alderney based carrier delivering produce to a supermarket on
the island. Now a regional airline, the Blue Island ATR 72 is the largest of
Aurigny began jet
operations in July 2014 when it took delivery of the Embraer E-195 G-NSEY,
which is primarily used on the Guernsey to Gatwick route. The Brazilian-built
aircraft is a well-known regional carrier with airlines all the over the world.
FlyBe was first established
as Jersey European Airways (JEA) and its small commuter aircraft helped link
Jersey and Guernsey with the UK mainland and Northern France. The stamp depicts
the Flybe Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 which was designed to seat 80 passengers and
has almost jet-like performance compared with older generation turboprop
The Guernsey Airlines
Shorts 330 was a frequent sight on the Guernsey route in the 1980s and 1990s.
Known as the ‘shed’, this box-like turboprop had a spacious cabin with large
The De Haviland Canada Dash
8-200 was one of the last of JEA’s fleet before it became Flybe. The smallest
of the Dash 8 series, a 37-seat regional turboprop was well suited for
Guernsey’s small airport and short runway.
The Vickers Viscount began
carrying passengers in 1953 and British Midland Airways were regular visitors
to Guernsey. The distinctive whistle and whine of the engines could be heard
around the Channel Islands for decades.
Although the Channel Islands
generally enjoy more sunshine than the rest of the UK, blankets of fog often
sweep in without warning and disrupt air travel, sometimes for days on end. The
image on this set’s Presentation Pack features Guernsey’s Air Traffic Control
Tower with an ATR-72 and a British Aerospace Jetstream 31 both grounded by the