Post by grahamdevizes on Oct 20, 2014 11:54:21 GMT
My latest two quid acquistion from Ebay has just turned up in the post, the 1963 CAM. The intro by JWR Taylor reads as follows...
"The 1962 SBAC display at Farnborough was described as a vintage show. Among its stars were Britain's first 'big jet', the Vickers VC10, de Havilland's dashing little D.H.125 executive mini jet, a pair of promising light twins from Beagle, the spritely Wallis WA.116 one-man gyroplane and no fewer than three D. H. Trident second generation jet-liners.
Most of these types are illustrated in this latest edition of Civil Aircraft Markings, together with the usual cross section of the other civil aircraft now to be seen over Britain The influx of American light and business aircraft continues, but Continental manufacturers are are presenting an even greater challenge and this year's book contains many pictures of aircraft from Germany, Italy, France and Czechoslovakia. Unfortunately, the number of Soviet built visitors is decreasing. Ghana Airways for example now uses only Britannias on its scheduled services to the UK, so its IL-18s and AN-12s have vanished from our pages.
Britannias also feature prominently in the C S A fleet while Convair-liners and Viscounts have replaced IL-14s in the Polish Airlines' entry. Elsewhere, the trend towards all-jet fleets continues."
The British register ends with G-ASDP, a Viscount. Only three Airlines feature in the USA section, Seaboard World, TWA and PanAm.
Last Edit: Oct 20, 2014 11:56:58 GMT by grahamdevizes