• aviationmegastore.com
  • aviationoutletstore.com
  • aviationshopsupplies.com
  • aviationmegatrade.com
  • 737-simulator.com
Quick Search
Frequent buyers programme

Collect Megapoints for Megavouchers
Read the conditions...

Hold & Store service ©

Aviation Megastore is happy to announce its Hold & Store service © for internet customers that wish to combine several individual orders to one single shipment, reducing the overall shipping cost significantly.
Read more...

Follow us
De Havilland Comet: The World's First Commercial Jetliner  9781526719614


De Havilland Comet: The World's First Commercial Jetliner (Air World 9781526719614)

€ 20.14
EU: incl. tax € 21.95
Add to cart
Category:Aviation Books
Subcategory:Airliners
ISBN/Box:9781526719614
Publisher/Brand:Air World
Author:Colin Higgs
Format:a4
No. Pages:152
Version:hb
Language:English
Availability:only 2 remaining

This product was added to our database on Monday 17 December 2018.


Category Aviation Books, Subcategory Airliners, ISBN/Box 9781526719614, Publisher/Brand Air World, Author Colin Higgs, Format a4, No. Pages 152, Version hb, Language English

The world got a little smaller in July 1949 when the first jet-powered airliner took to the skies barely four years after the end of the Second World War.

Not only was the de Havilland Comet 1 was a lot faster than previous airliners, it could fly higher and further. It was packed with new technology but, perhaps most importantly for those early passengers, it was a quiet, luxurious and even pleasant experience, something that could never be said for the noisy piston-engine aircraft that came before.

The Comet's leadership in jet travel for the future was assured until aircraft began crashing. The first ones were put down to pilot error but two disastrous events in 1954 grounded the fleet and Britain's advantage over the rest of the world was lost. Boeing caught up with its ubiquitous 707 and the Comet was destined to become but a memory.

However, rising from the ashes came a new Comet ? one that was bigger and more powerful than before and designed for completely different roles. Where the first Comets had provided an expensive and plush way to travel for the rich few, the new Comet 4s carried more passengers to a multitude of destinations inevitably becoming key carriers for the early package holidaymakers. At the same time they became vital strategic transports for the RAF as the British Empire receded.

This book tells the full story of the world's first jet-powered airliner, from its remarkable beginnings, through its early flight trials program to its entry into service. The type's military career is also covered, as is its construction; also included in this volume are details of the numerous variants produced and those still surviving as exhibits today. There are also twenty-four superb artworks by world-renowned aviation illustrator Juanita Franzi.



Shopping cart

Your shopping cart is empty.

Login
E-mail:
Password:
Sign in
New Customer? Create an account
Forgot your password? Click here
Shop near Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. LOOK INSIDE !

When in the Netherlands,
visit our shop near
Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport.

Click on the image below for
extended tour.

 

Fly in the B737NG Simulator

cockpit_180px