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Classic American Airlines

Classic American Airlines

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{detailed description}From the late 1920s to the jet age, the airline industry was akin to the computer industry today. Technology was advancing so rapidly, airliners were obsolete the day the first production version of a new design rolled off the assembly line. It was a time when every flight was an adventure to be remembered long after the return to earth. It was also a time when iron-willed visionaries were intent on shrinking the world.
Classic American Airlines retraces America's airline history from its tentative beginnings on the backs of air mail routes to the arrival of the jumbo jets. The history of airlines such as American, United, Eastern, TWA, Pan American, Delta, Northwest, and Continental are all brought to life. The tales of often forgotten airlines like National, Braniff, and Western are also featured. Stories of the landmark airline types, including Fokker, Ford, Curtiss, Boeing, Douglas, Lockheed, Convair, and Vickers are all found here.
Classic American Airlines brings alive the best of airline times with a comprehensive, well-researched text, and a wealth of period color and black and white photographs. Advertisements, memorabilia, and stunning contemporary photographs of historic airliners restored to period condition and colors all keep the memory alive. Fasten your seatbelt and prepare for departure! Classic American Airlines takes you on a flight into the golden age of airline history.
{Author / Publisher / Date}by Geza Szurovy
published by Motorbooks International 2000 1st edn. 192pp profusely illustrated, mostly in colour, index, bibliography 26x26
{condition}slight edge wear otherwise near fine in d/j
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