Thanks for your advice. I have managed to open some of the pages though about six are to bad to try to open. My copy was bought new from AB though I have not looked at for a while. I have also checked all my other AB books and there has been no problem, and also a cross-section of my other books again no problem. I suspect it was like that when I bought it.
Post by transporthistorian on Oct 7, 2020 16:20:19 GMT
No problem John.
Yeah it's annoying when you only find out some time later when its too late to get a refund / replacement!
To get another copy on line isn't exactly cheap as (I'm sure you are aware) this book is well sought after.
Luckily I got mine when it was first published,
I'm still hoping for a reasonably priced AB CL-44 Swing Tail by Malcolm Porter or the elusive Scoval Blackburn Beverley by Geoff Gladstone at some point but I'll probably need my life savings to procure them!
I'm glad you were able to get your scans.
..........................since obtained the CL-44 book and the Scoval Beverley book via Ebay and Amazon - neither were cheap - but I have since noticed the Beverley book in Air Britain Secondhand List for a reasonable price if anyone wants it!
Malcolm Fillmore has recently been in correspondence with Martin Painter and Markus Seiler regarding potential use of the Comet by Globe Air
Dear Martin I refer to your excellent book „The DH.106 Comet“ published by Air-Britain in 2002. The Covid lock-down has given me ample time to go thru my various publications on aviation and I went over your Comet book quite extensively.
Do you mind if I add some info to c/n 06415 G-APDN.
This aircraft was supposed to be bought by Globe Air, a Swiss charter airline, that existed from 1960 to 1967, together with a second Comet whose c/n is not known. Indeed, G-APDN arrived at Basel-Mulhouse airport from Beirut on 7 June 1967 and Globe Air had reserved the Swiss registration HB-IEE for the aircraft from 16 June 1967 to 20 September 1967. The fatal crash of Britannia HB-ITB in April 1967 however put Globe Air in serious difficulties and the Comet acquisition was not realized. G-APDN thus left Basel for Gatwick on 26 July 1967, obviously to go to Dan Air.
Hi Markus Thank you so much for emailing me via Malcolm and for the kind words regarding my Air Britain DH Comet book. I was very interested to see the information you sent and certainly I had not come across this before. I cannot help wondering if this transaction had gone through, would the accident in 1970 have taken place?? Kind regards Martin
Dear Martin Thank you for your message !
Without the Britannia accident Globe Air would certainly have operated two Comets, HB-IEE and HB-IEF. As a matter of fact, their pilots were training on the Comet at BOAC in view of a start of ops but had to return to Basel when G-APDN was repossessed.