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Old 11-11-2020, 04:46   #1
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Book(s) about early commercial aviation

I am looking for books that deal with early commercial aviation, especially early commercial jet aviation (Boeing 707, DC8 etc) before 1967. The onus must be on the passengers' perspective and well illustrated.

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Old 11-11-2020, 09:03   #2
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The Age of Flight: A History of America's Pioneering Airline

Book by David Fisher, Randy Johnson, and William Garvey

Flying to the Sun: A History of Britain's Holiday Airlines

Book by Charles Woodley

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That's what I can find. Not sure they tick all your boxes.
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Thank you very much
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Old 15-11-2020, 06:48   #4
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the duxford museum had a few on that theme - could give them a call?

quite a few books on BOAC on amazon that would fit the theme too

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Not quite the same era, but have you read 1927 by Bill Bryson. One of my favourite books of all time and amazingly interesting. Whilst it covers a lot that happens, notionally the Charles Lindbergh flight (but not massively so, more the aftermath) but does discuss the early days of aviation, attempts for early travel across the Atlantic, etc.
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also slightly sideways but I've read a few on Howard Hughes and very interesting and lots of links to early PanAm
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