Airlines at War: British Civil Aviation 1939–1944
Airlines at War: British Civil Aviation
The brave efforts of the pilots and crew of the RAF during the Second World War are well-known but there was another body of aviators that played a significant role in the conflict – the men and women of the civilian airlines.The British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) was formed shortly after the outbreak of war in November 1939 by the amalgamation of Imperial Airways and British Airways. During the war BOAC operated as directed by the Secretary of State for Air, initially as the transport service for the RAF and with no requirement to act commercially. The inaugural BOAC had eighty-two aircraft, a large proportion of which were seaplanes and flying boats. With 54,000 miles of air routes over many parts of the world, ranging from the Arctic to South Africa, from the Atlantic coast of America to the eastern coast of India, the aircraft of the BOAC kept wartime Britain connected with its colonies and the free world, often under enemy fire. Over these routes, carrying mail, cargo and personnel, the men and machines of BOAC flew in the region of 19,000,000 miles a year.There can rarely have been a moment, throughout the war, when aircraft of the British merchant air service were not flying somewhere along the routes, despite losses from enemy action. This book explores much of...
- ASIN: 1473894093
Daron GJ852 Gemini British European Airlines Trident 2E - Red Square Livery
Daron GJ852 Gemini British European Airlines Trident 2E
Welcome to the exciting world of Gemini Jets! These, 1/400 scale die cast metal airliner replicas; represent the world's airlines both past and present. Each model is highly collectible, and all regular releases are limited to production runs of 2500 piec
- Brand: DARON WORLDWIDE
- ASIN: B002YEHAWQ
- UPC: 763116707743
BEA British European Airlines First Class Inflight Menu Belem Tower
BEA British European Airlines First Class Inflight Menu
BEA British European Airlines First Class Inflight Menu Belem Tower A BEA British European Airlines 4 page in flight Menu in a menu cover with the Belem Tower on the Tagus on the front. In fine condition, measures about 6 1/2 x 9 when closed. Circa late 1950's. In FrenchDue to the size limitations of my scanner, the entire menu may not show in some of the scans.Exported By ExportYourStore
- Brand: Generic
- ASIN: B07BPJRHDR
Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral by Moonlight - Fly BEA (British European Airways) - Vintage Airline Travel Poster by Daphne Padden c.1950s - Master Art Print - 13in x 19in
Paris - Notre Dame Cathedral by Moonlight -
Enjoy a taste of the Golden Age of Travel with these beautiful Fine Art Prints by Pacifica Island Art. This print will look wonderful framed in the home, office or restaurant and is perfect for the Travel Poster art collector. Daphne Padden (1927-2009) and was the daughter of Percy Padden ARCA who was both a fine artist and a poster designer himself. Studied at Epsom & Ewell School of Art receiving the National Diploma in Design for painting. As a freelance graphic designer produced posters & publicity for the British Transport Commission, Post Office Savings Bank, ROSPA, P&O Orient Lines, British European Airways & packaging designs for Unilever Marks & Spencer. Several series of postage stamp designs depicting fruit, flowers & butterflies were commissioned by the Crown Agents for overseas territories. The artist became an Associate of the Society in 1981 & a member in 1984.
- Brand: Pacifica Island Art
- ASIN: B00M3EV0YG
- UPC: 755299384392
British European Airways airline timetable sheet 2/15 1971 to/from London
British European Airways airline timetable sheet 2/15 1971
8 1/2 x 11" sheet, blank back. Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. Condition as shown. Defects not visible in scan[s] are described. Item is complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Pictures show actual item, never a stock image.
- Brand: The Jumping Frog
- ASIN: B0186UBHFW
Julius Caesar (The Pelican Shakespeare)
Julius Caesar (The Pelican
Shakespeare’s cautionary tale about the dangers of upending democracy, Julius Caesar, which recently ran at the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park.Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competitionThis edition of Julius Caesar is edited by William Montgomery with an introduction by Douglas Trevor and was recently repackaged with cover art by Manuja Waldia. Waldia received a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators for the Pelican Shakespeare series.The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With stunning new covers, definitive texts, and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading pu...
- Brand: Penguin Books
- ASIN: 0143128604
Gone but not Forgotten: Defunct British Airlines since 1945
Gone but not Forgotten: Defunct British Airlines since
The British airliners we see today in our airports are the result of numerous takeovers and mergers, involving large and small companies. This book covers some of these airlines that have ceased operating since 1946: some collapsed because of financial difficulties, some were taken over by larger airlines, and some ceased operating altogether. In postwar Britain, several small airlines were founded and equipped with surplus military aircraft, the most popular being the Douglas Dakota. The book is a guide to each airline, accompanied by a brief historical account, and interesting images of the aircraft in their distinctive color schemes. The airlines covered are a selection of large and small aircraft, who flew international and regional routes, as well as airlines involved in inclusive tours business.
- Brand: Fonthill Media
- ASIN: 178155627X
Trailblazer in Flight: Britain's First Female Jet Airline Captain
Trailblazer in Flight: Britain's First Female Jet Airline
Yvonne Pope Sintes only ever wanted to fly. But in the 1950s, very few women were allowed into the male dominated world of aviation. Whilst many women were consigned to the role of house-wife, Yvonne chose a different path. Her dream was to join the ranks of the Royal Air Force, crisscrossing international skies. Despite an awareness of the pitfalls that might await her, she embarked upon her mission. Her story told here for the first time and in her own words, is one characterized by gritty determination against the odds, a startling level of achievement and a continually modest approach to life and her own accomplishments.A career trajectory marked by such landmark achievements as becoming the first female Air Traffic Controller with the Ministry of Aviation, the first female civil airline pilot in the UK, and the first female jet airline captain in Britain are relayed in this inspiring autobiography. Bomb scares, engine failures and other perilous episodes punctuated Yvonne's experience. All are enlivened during the course of the narrative. A raft of prestigious awards including the Brabazon Cup, the International Owner and Pilots Association award for best Air Traffic Controller in Europe, the Amelia Earhart memorial Scholarship for licensed pilots to advance in aviation, the...
- ASIN: 1783462671
BuyEnlarge 0-587-00274-3-DC-48x32_032017 Fly Bea Paris British European Airways by Daphne Padden Wall Decal, 48" H x 32" W
BuyEnlarge 0-587-00274-3-DC-48x32_032017 Fly Bea Paris British European Airways
Design number: 0-587-00274-3 : wall decal, premium self-adhesive fabric paper movable and reusable. Peel and stick where you choose, very much like a poster. Does not require glue, tape, or nails. Designed for easy removal and re-application. Printed with eco-solvent digital inks. UV protected and illuminates with backlighting. Approximately 10 mils thick. One mil equals 1/1000 of an inch. Use in bedrooms, dorm rooms, classrooms, schools, offices, kids rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, waiting rooms, playrooms, nurseries, any room. Application instructions: before starting installation, let the wall graphic adjust to room temperature. Measure the area and, if necessary, use only water to remove residue or dust. Allow the wall to dry. With the help of a friend position and level the wall graphic on the prepared surface. Starting at the top slowly peel away 1/3 of the backing paper while sticking the graphic to the wall. Press down with your flat hand and smooth out any wrinkles or bubbles from the middle, outwards. Continue peeling the backing, pressing and smoothing the graphic to complete installation. Style - this image may be stylized or updated with color or text and may differ from the original artwork in that way. This image may be a detail or section of an original work. Made in...
- Color: Purple
- Brand: BuyEnlarge
- ASIN: B073R72XK4
- UPC: 748006257140
The Life and Death of a Treaty: Bermuda 2
The Life and Death of a Treaty: Bermuda
This book offers an exceptionally well informed and well documented study of the processes by which a Treaty is not only created, but managed and adapted as a living organism, responding to changing political and economic circumstances throughout its life. Bermuda 2, which governed air services between the UK and the USA from 1977 till 2008, had to accommodate rapid but volatile market growth, conflicting policies for a more open market, and a market structure which evolved from national champions to multinational alliances. With stakes high enough for Presidents and Prime Ministers to intervene at key moments, the dramatic narrative (Part I) is helpfully cross-referenced to a fully annotated Treaty text (Part II) as well as a unique collection of supplementary documents (Part III). These three elements offer students of international law and international relations, as well as to-day’s post-BREXIT practitioners, a comprehensive guide to the wide range of legal instruments and negotiating strategies that may be used to govern and regulate a major industry within the framework of a Treaty relationship.
- ASIN: 3319657046