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By R. E.G. Davies

ISBN-10: 0978846087

ISBN-13: 9780978846084

This e-book 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 arrival of jet airliners, covers the 'second' jet age of wide-bodied plane resembling the Boeing 747 and DC-10, and closes with the advent of the 'third' jet age, which starts off with the double-decked massive Airbus A380. This reference booklet, protecting airways worldwide, is the last word source for info on smooth air delivery. the amount additionally contains an informative introductory bankruptcy guiding readers from the infancy of flight, during the air-transport craft in use throughout the international Wars, and into the jet age.

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G. Davies June 2010 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “Plagiarism” is defined as copying someone else’s work and claiming it to be one’s own; copying several people’s work is, satirically, held to be research. I have not deliberately copied the work of others, but this book embraces the work of countless individuals who have preserved the history of this great industry. Air transport is an essential component of the economic machinery that holds the nations of the world together. Its history has been chronicled by hundreds of writers in dozens of magazines and pamphlets, many scores of books, and by the airlines themselves.

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. Had the pilot, Tony Jannus, not been killed later in Russia, he would have become as famous as Charles Lindbergh. The distance between St. Petersburg and Tampa was 17 miles, and the air trip saved a 40-mile circuitous road or rail journey around the perimeter of Tampa Bay. This operation, of which the clientele was mainly wintering vacationers from the north, lasted only three months.

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. Had the pilot, Tony Jannus, not been killed later in Russia, he would have become as famous as Charles Lindbergh. The distance between St. Petersburg and Tampa was 17 miles, and the air trip saved a 40-mile circuitous road or rail journey around the perimeter of Tampa Bay.

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