Re: 50 years of jet aircraft

Date:         07 Aug 99 01:22:27 
From:         spagiola@my-deja.com
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marcmsc...@cmdnet.lu wrote:
> Just to let you know that on 27-Jul-49 John Cunningham made the first
> ever flight with a civil jet aircraft. The craft was the de Havilland
> Comet Mk1 frame 06001 registered G-5-1. 50 years already.

Yep. Unfortunately, the Comet itself didn't quite make it to its 50th
birthday, the last operational one having been retired early this year.
Shame they couldn't keep her going just a little longer. Unless you
count the Nimrods as Comets, that is.

Stefano Pagiola
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