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Offline Ollie Impus

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60th Anniv of first commercial jet flight
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:00:20 PM »
60th Anniversary of the Comet's 1st Passenger Flight

2 May 2012

The first paying passenger flight in a Jet Airliner took place on 2nd May 1952. The BOAC Comet 1 carried 36 passengers from London to Johannesburg.
 
RAF Museum Cosford is marking this significant anniversary with the launch of a specially commissioned temporary exhibition. The exhibition charts the aircraft history and includes archive film footage. The museum has the only surviving complete Comet 1

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http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/new ... exhibition
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Re: 60th Anniv of first commercial jet flight
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 12:13:12 AM »
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60th Anniversary of the Comet's 1st Passenger Flight
. The museum has the only surviving complete Comet 1


yes true but we've got the only Comet that moves under it's own power, anywhere in the world :lol:

Come and see her strut her stuff next Sunday at CWJets Open Day.... then visit her flight deck after her run
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Re: 60th Anniv of first commercial jet flight
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2012, 09:00:26 PM »
Yes indeed, a day to celebrate today! :D

Just think what might have been had the disasters not occurred...might the type have been a world beater or would US domination have been inevitable?

Even if the Comet 4 sold very well, it would soon have been overtaken by the Boeing 707 which was considerably bigger and the design that set the standard. The aborted Vickers VC7 could well have been a match for the 707 though...but that's another story...dream-dream :roll:
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