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This book examines a decade that saw a lot of change in the world air travel scene. In a collection of images from all over the globe, over 60 different types of aircraft are featured, ranging from venerable propliners still hard at work to the undoubted queen of the skies, Concorde.
The 1980s saw Airbus begin to challenge Boeing's dominant position in the market place, while McDonnell Douglas was also still a significant player. The gradual economic liberalization in the Soviet Bloc led to Russian design bureau aircraft being seen more frequently at airports in the West. Closer to home, carriers such as British Caledonian and Dan Air were active, and the privatization of British Airways allowed them to compete more effectively on the world stage. This was also an era when the mass-market package hit its peak and spawned numerous charter carriers.
This book, the sequel to the author's earlier title on the 1970s, provides a colorful look back on a fascinating period in recent civil aviation history. Detailed captions give the background to the images and the fate of the aircraft and operators depicted. This is a valuable reference work for historians, enthusiasts, and modelers, as well as providing an abundance of airline nostalgia.
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Gerry Manning is a well-known English photographer who specializes in civil aviation. He is the author of several books and articles on the subject and travels widely in search of interesting aircraft and airlines around the world.
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Book Description Midland Publishing, Ltd, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111857802616