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BOAC in the 1950s

BOAC In The 1950s There were two leading airlines in 1950s, one was Pan American, the other was BOAC which stands for British Overseas Airways Corporation. During the 1950s, the vast majority of the travelling public was still taking to ocean liners for inter-continental travel. It was the job of the airlines to show public that …Read more »

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London City Airport Action

Welcome to London’s newest aerodrome, London City Airport. As any visitor will attest, London City Airport is a busy Euro hub that conveniently connects the London financial centre with major business centres across the continent and throughout the UK. Located at the former Royal Docks facility in East London, London City Airport is just five …Read more »

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BEA British European Airways 1971 Operations – 25th Anniversary Film

BEA British European Airways was the UK’s State owned domestic and medium haul airline until it merged with BOAC to form British Airways in 1973. This promotional film was produced to celebrate BEA’s 25th Silver Anniversary in 1971, and highlight the airline’s accomplishments and operations during that year. BEA and associated airlines operated an all …Read more »

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Cityjet Avroliner RJ85 London City to Dublin – A Fabulous Aircraft PART 1

The Avroliner RJ85 and its earlier sister the BAe 146 is a unique aircraft when it comes to short-haul inter-city airliners. With a relatively wide body cabin and flour jet engines, the Avroliner serves a special niche that not too many other airliners can match. The ability to operate from short runways with obstructions and …Read more »

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Hawker Siddeley HS748 in Canada

Few aircraft are more at home in the harsh arctic and the wilds of Northern Canada than the reliable, rugged Hawker Siddeley HS748. Many of these excellent, British-built propliners served in Canada over the years, as operators found them ideal on short, gravel strips. Their Dart engines boast plenty of power, and their 11,000-pound payload …Read more »

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British Aviation Industry 1920s to 1950s

This information black and while film examines aircraft development in Britain during the first half of the Twentieth Century between, between the late 1920s and the early 1950s. It was actually a remarkable period, during which Britain advanced from the bi-plane to the supersonic jet, in a span of barely 25-30 years. Of course World …Read more »