50 years of jet service

Date:         08 Jun 98 02:58:06 
From:         Marc Schaeffer <marcmsc*SPAMNO*@cmdnet.lu>
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On the 02-May-52 Comet 1 G-ALYP started the time of commercial jet air
service. The flight operated the London Heathrow-Johannesburg (via Rome,
Cairo, Khartoum, Entebbe and Livingstone) route. The same frame was lost
on 10-Jan-54.

To the best of my knowledge the only Comet 1 frame which survived is
frame 6022, a former Comet 1A delivered to Air France as F-BGNZ. It was
converted in Mar-57 to Mk 1XB standard and was reregistered XM823. It
was the last airworthy Ghost powered Comet. Its final flight was on
08-Apr-68. As G-APAS it is preserved at Cosford Aerospace Museum.

The idea ... is to celebrate the fifty years anniversary of commercial
jet air service on 02-May-2002 by getting the sole remaining Comet 1
frame back in the air.

To start, detailed informations about the actual condition of this ship
would be of great help. Any contacts with former DH employees would be

You may contact Marshall Massengale at
mailto:massengale.atlanta@mci2000.com and/or Marc Schaeffer at
mailto:marcmsc@geocities.com for further informations.

A special section has been setup on the DH Comet website at

Any help is highly appreciated,
Marc Schaeffer, Luxembourg  mailto:marcmsc@geocities.com
WWW  http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/8803/
The DE HAVILLAND COMET website http://surf.to/comet
The AIRCRAFT ORDERS    website http://surf.to/orders