Telling Aircraft Tails

Telling Aircraft Tails: A History of Britain's Airlines in 40 Aircraft

Non-Fiction, Business, Finance & Law, Business Reference, Education
Hardback Published on: 05/02/2021
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Synopsis

The registration letters painted on an aircraft’s tail are like its number plate: they can reveal the story of an individual aircraft and its different roles during its working life. Inspired by this novel way of looking at aviation history, Guy Halford-MacLeod follows the chequered and multi-faceted careers of forty different airliners to present a compelling insight into the wider story of British aviation: larger-than-life characters, politics, the aircraft manufacturers, the state-owned corporations, the independent airlines, some unwilling buyers, a lot of coercion, big financial losses, cheap holiday charters and, inevitably, going bust – the full story of Britain’s airlines and the aircraft they used. This heavily illustrated book delves into the tales of a fascinating selection of aircraft, including many of Britain’s finest airliners now preserved at museums around the country, to present the development of Britain’s airline industry.

  • Publisher: The History Press Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780750970129
  • Dimensions: 218 x 245 mm

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