Tony Merton Jones The latest edition of the Propliner Annual contains 160 pages filled with 21 feature articles, news items and hundreds of glorious photographs. Among the treats this year are a detailed history of Air Ceylon’s ‘propliner’ era, we take a trip to the sunshine of Martinique 40 years ago, and for Bristol Freighter fans there is the concluding part of Silver City’s famous cross-Channel operations and the story of New Zealand’s military Freighters. Other items include the return to Norway of Braathens’ last Douglas DC-6B, the first part of a series covering the post-war French independents, a snapshot of Prestwick Airport in the fifties, VARIG’s Electras and the Ponte Aérea, Avro Yorks at Shannon, a Carvair incident at Dublin, Brazil’s long association with the Friendship, Great Northern Airways in Canada, the mystery surrounding the delivery of three Friendships from New Zealand to Africa in 1983 is solved, and so much more besides. This is an absolute must for all airliner enthusiasts.
A4, softback, 160 pages, 365 photographs plus maps and graphics.