A recently discovered map in the Public Records Office in
Kew showing all the proposed Imperial Air Routes has uncovered
some interesting unknown finds.
The map is dated "Air
Routes 1931" but it is suspected that this is a future
proposal of sites, probably issued around August September
1930, prior to the loss of the R101 and when many decision
had been made regarding the next phase of the Imperial Airship
On of the locations
which was shown was the proposal of a mast in Bombay. The
mast is in a strategic location on the route down to Australia.
Nothing more is known
of the proposed Bombay mast, however it is quite unlikely
that this be built with the proximity of other proposed
masts in the area.
However the mast could
also service those airships travelling down from India,
to Perth in Australia, as it sits on a geographic line directly
south east connecting those locations.