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Aviation Nostalgia Forum | the ian allan bible
Does anyone know what was the first ever private registered aircraft and the first private registered airliner. I remember ? G BOAC which i think was concorde .
most of my mates after 62 who was train spotters like me ! got frustrated that the steam trains being replaced by horid diesels and electrics. so either we gave up spotting or went to Bus and plane spotting. I think i spotted most things Ships buses trains and planes. between 1960 and 69
Did not think "cars" was worth the trouble ,as there was too many of them and there was n ot a book with registrations or numbers of. Buses was ok ! but only london area and never coaches .
i wonder what other forum members spotted ??
I also do military, I go up to RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Kinloss quite alot, so a book on civil,and military would be ideal thanks?
Also bought World Airline Fleets in 1978/79 then in 1980 got JP Airline fleets which was amazing. Even had little tick boxes on the pages. Loads and loads of info including Boeing and Lockheed customer numbers e.g. all BA Boeing's are model 36 so 777's are B777-236 or B777-336 etc, only problem was the price!
I fell out of love with the CAM series because thy didn't include all the airliners you could see in Europe. An example was JAL sending in DC-10's to LHR but they were never included.
Then switched to TAHS Airlines, nowhere near as much info as JP but all the worlds airliners, more portable and the comb bound version means even after repeated use pages don't fall out and it's much easier to tick things off.
2010 - Civil
You might want to wait till the 2011 one comes out around March:
I started with these - they include ALL UK reg aircraft down to microlights, hot air balloons etc but are a bit slack on some of the overseas stuff. If you go abroard a lot you find a lot of aircraft aren't included - no domestic US reg's for example.
I moved on to one called "Airlines" - purely airline but the whole world included. JP Airline Fleets is also a well known one worth looking at. Best place to go would be an aviation shop like at MAN, EMA see which you like best. Next years 2011 editions usually come out around March / April so bare that in mind also.
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