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Riassunto: Commercial aviation history unfolds while you turn the pages of Vintage Airliners . During the journey the photographs will help you step back to the days when airlines could not fly at night, when Ford Motors built the most common airliner, and when passengers flew in Fokker, Curtiss Condor, Boeing 247 and the Douglas DC-1 and DC-3. You will see airliners and many interiors before and after WWII including the Connie or Constellation, the Stratocruiser and the family of DC-4 and DC-6 airliners and some airliners that did not enter into production. Turing its pages you will read short stories about individual airliners, examples include; an Hawaiian Airlines DC-3 airliner attacked at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941; a Swedish Air Lines DC-4 named Norian, which was the first foreign aircraft to fly over New York City after WWII or Princess Elizabeth christening the first British pressurized airliner. **All of the major airlines are included; American, Delta, Eastern, National Airlines, Northwest, Pan American, TWA, and United Airlines. **Many regional carriers are pictured highlighting; Long Island Airlines, Los Angeles Airways, Trans-Texas, West Coast Airlines, Mohawk, Hawaiian Airlines and Wein Alaska Airlines. **International carriers are represented too; KLM, Air France, Alitalia, Australia National Airways, British Overseas Airways, Qantas, Sebena and Colonial Airlines to name a few. Readers will see the first radar gear installed at major airports, see gas fired fog reduction systems at Los Angeles Airport, landing lights being introduced to Newark and New York International (JFK) Airport Vintage Airliners tells the story of how the airline industry began, its initial challenges to the railroad industry and how in 1951 airliners carried more passengers than the railroad for the first time. And readers will learn how the introduction the Comet and Boeing 707 prototype ushered in the jet age that forever changed commercial air travel.
L'autore: John is a skilled aviation historian focused on mid twentieth-century general aviation, military aircraft and the people that made them possible. As a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization, his stories are recognized for their excellence in accuracy and authenticity. Other books include Portals into the Sky, a collection of 100 plus vintage cockpit photographs and Cessna Sensations, a pictorial history of Cessna aircraft from the 1930s until 1964.
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Vintage Flyer Media LLC, 2010. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP81465204
Descrizione libro Vintage Flyer Media, LLC, 2010. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. 114p, illust. Signed and inscribed by author "Thanks +++etc" on title page. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 1412
Descrizione libro Vintage Flyer Media LLC, 2010. Perfect Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11098277284X