Updated: Dec 27, 2022
Flight Card Game
First Published: 1954, Anonymous ( But promoted elsewhere as Pepys Games, St. Cross Street, London)
Illustrator or Designer: Various Agencies, See Rules Back Cover
Contents: 44 Cards + Rules Booklet
The pack has 44 cards. There are 4 routes, each route has 5 cards showing the arrival and departure cities and the stops and 1 aircraft that flies that route. There are 4 interchangeable Safe Landing cards, 4 Fog Cards, 4 Alternative Route cards, 4 Customs cards, 4 Passport cards.
Flight cards: The route from Jerusalem (Palestine) to Sydney (Australia) with stops at Karachi (Pakistan), Singapore (Malaysia) & Darwin (Australia). The aircraft is an Avro Lancastrian.
Flight cards: The route from Prestwick (Scotland) to Toronto (Canada) with stops at Gander (Newfoundland), Montreal (Canada) & Ottawa (Canada) ). The aircraft is a Lockheed Constellation.
Flight cards: The route from Tripoli (Libya) to Bombay (India) with stops at Cairo (Egypt), Basra (Irak) & Karachi (Pakistan ). The aircraft is a Handley Page Halton.
Flight cards: The route from Tripoli (Libya) to Durban South Africa) with stops at Khartoum (Sudan), Kisumu (Kenya) & Johannesburg (South Africa ). The aircraft is a Douglas Skymaster.
Flight cards: Safe Landing, Customs, Passport, Fog, Alternative Route
Many Pepys games do not credit the illustrator or designer, some Pepys games don't credit themselves and a few Pepys games are published anonymously but do credit their sources. Flight is one of the latter. There's no mention of Pepys, Castell Brothers or any address on the box or rules but a there is full page of acknowledgements for the photographs upon which the cards were based. The game is also widely advertised on the rule books of other Pepys games as being one of their range.
Game & Version Details
Flight - Card Back
Flight - Rules Front
Flight - Rules Back
Acknowledgements for Photographs:
Aerofilms Ltd., Aircraft Operating Co. of Africa, Topical Press Agency, New York Times Photos - London, The Associated Press Ltd., Canadian Pacific, B.O.A.C.
Topical Press Agency, Aeronautics
Flight - Box Back
Flight - Box Top
Flight - Box Side Left
Flight - Box Base
Flight - Box Side Right
Flight - Box Back With Flap