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From Props to Jets: Commercial Aviation's Transition to the Jet Age 1952-1962

Craig Kodera; Mike Machat; Jon Proctor

Verlag: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers, 2010
ISBN 10: 1580071465 / ISBN 13: 9781580071468
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Titel: From Props to Jets: Commercial Aviation's ...

Verlag: Specialty Pr Pub & Wholesalers

Erscheinungsdatum: 2010

Einband: Hardcover

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Inhaltsangabe: Although the years from 1952 to 1962 saw the rise and dominance of luxurious piston-powered airliners like the Douglas DC-7, Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing Stratocruiser, revolutionary new jet airliners soon rendered them obsolete. Aircraft like the Boeing 707, Douglas DC-8, and Convair 880 quickly shrank travel times around the world in half as the traveling public enthusiastically embraced the new and very futuristic jet age. This book celebrates that exciting time period with an in-depth look at all the aircraft that made commercial jet flight possible, comparing these radical new jetliners with the classic propeller-driven aircraft that preceded them. By using stunning original photography, ads, and graphics, this book beautifully captures the unique feel of that magical era by featuring the very best in rare aviation nostalgia. Additionally, the book offers accurate technical detail and rich historical perspective.

Über den Autor: Craig Kodera has lived a life immersed in aviation as the son of an engineer for Douglas Aircraft. Craig realized his dream of becoming an airline pilot, having flown for both Air California and American Airlines, and also served as a transport and tanker pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Additionally, he is a world-class aviation artist whose artwork has been published by The Greenwich Workshop and who counts among his commercial aviation clients McDonnell Douglas and Airbus Industrie.

Mike Machat is a former aviation artist and staff illustrator for the Douglas Aircraft Company, and served as editor of Wings & Airpower Magazine. Known for his love of commercial aviation, he has also designed airline color schemes, painted airliner model boxtops, and illustrated numerous books on airliners and airline history. Having flown in every type of airliner from the DC-3 to the Concorde, Mike brings a wealth of commercial aviation experience to this project.

Jon Proctor, a seasoned veteran of the airline industry, served in various positions with Trans World Airlines for 27 years and comes from an aviation family; his father was a pioneering pilot for American Airlines while his brother flew for TWA. He has written two books and numerous magazine articles on commercial aviation over the years and is also the former editor of AIRLINERS Magazine. Jon contributed many of his stunning original airline photographs for use in this book.

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