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By R. E.G. Davies

ISBN-10: 0978846087

ISBN-13: 9780978846084

This publication offers the 1st complete historical past of the world's airline industries from the early Sixties to the current day. It starts off with the appearance of jet airliners, covers the 'second' jet age of wide-bodied airplane comparable to the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the creation of the 'third' jet age, which starts off with the double-decked huge Airbus A380. This reference booklet, protecting airways all over the world, is the final word source for info on glossy air shipping. the amount additionally contains an informative introductory bankruptcy guiding readers from the infancy of flight, during the air-transport craft in use in the course of the international Wars, and into the jet age.

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SI-96-15351 / NASM-3B00081 Lufthansa via National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. SI-77-9914 / NASM-00058352 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. NASM-00046973 / NASM-00046880 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. NASM-9A08076 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. NASM-A-47645 / NASM-00138742 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. NASM-A-1799 / NASM-00048294 National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

No national railroad system existed—each state had its own and they had different track gauges. Located as it was at the far end of Britain’s overseas empire, and several weeks away by the fastest ocean shipping lines, the idea of an air service from London to Australia was appealing. As early as 1919, the Australian Government had offered a handsome prize—£10,000, or about 20 times that amount in today’s equivalent currency value—for the first to fly that distance. Captain Ross Smith and Lieutenant Keith Smith, in a Vickers Vimy bomber, flew from London to Darwin, almost 12,000 miles, to win the prize, and to create a high level of airmindedness in Australia that has persisted to this day.

This is accepted by philatelists as the world’s first aerial post. But these pioneers had proved only that an aircraft could carry a sack, and little more. The experiments were not repeated or extended for a few more years. ” has to be qualified by precise definitions. , more than a few months’ service duration, pride of place must go to the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, founded by Percy Fansler in St. Petersburg, Florida, toward the end of 1913. This diminutive company began on 1 January 1914, flying across Tampa Bay with equally diminutive Benoist flying boats, most of them seating only a single passenger.

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