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DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line

Kennedy, Charles, Van Herbruggen, Guy

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ISBN 10: 0993260403 / ISBN 13: 9780993260407
Published by Astral Horizon Aviation Press
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Num Pages: 156 pages. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JJP; KNGV; WGM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 239 x 236 x 19. Weight in Grams: 890. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780993260407

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Title: DC-8 and the Flying Tiger Line

Publisher: Astral Horizon Aviation Press

Binding: Hardcover

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The story of a pioneering airline and a historically significant aircraft; the combination changed the world of air commerce forever. This unique book tells the story of the Douglas DC-8 jetliner in the service of air cargo giant Flying Tiger Line, with a detailed individual airframe history of every one of the forty-seven DC-8s that flew for the airline; pilot s recollections of their time on type; a wealth of photographic, technical and promotional material; and a pair of epic historical essays. The first covers the history of the airline, of American Volunteer Group pilots in China in World War 2, evolving into a fly-by-night cargo outfit in the propliner era, growing in size and sophistication until the Flying Tiger Line was a global brand in air cargo in the golden days of the jet age. The other essay covers the DC-8 from the beginning of the Douglas story in the time of the Wright Bros right up to the last active DC-8 of today including an in-depth look at NASA s DC-8-72 flying laboratory.Aviation journalist Charles Kennedy (Airliner World, Aviation News, Airways) and historian Guy Van Herbruggen (who led the project to rescue and restore the original Flying Tigers DC-8 simulator) have created an essential addition to every aviation enthusiasts bookshelf. .

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