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London’s Heathrow Airport “Heathrow Bears Christmas Advert 2017” — With A BOAC VC-10!

by Anura Guruge

The NEW 2017 Advert.

Last year’s Ad. Now a CLASSIC.

Ahhh! This one is even MORE poignant. Having the BOAC VC-10 makes it ultra-special for I. It was the FIRST jet that I saw, as a child, in the 1950s, growing up in Ceylon. My adoptive father took a trip on one. I still can see the VC-10 taking off.

I was so enamored with BOACBritish Overseas Airways Corporation — which served the non-European countries, like Ceylon. And then there was BEABritish European Airways. They merged to become today’s BA.

This is brilliant. Thank

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Today, March 3, 64-Years Ago (1953), Was The Beginning Of The End Of The de Havilland Comet (4).

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE here.


Click image to download and read complete PDF from the NTSB.

The de Havilland Comet, in particular the Comet 4, was my first love when it came to planes — and it has been a lifelong infatuation starting from when I was about 2. The Comet 4, flown by BOAC, was the first jet plane I ever saw — in Colombo, Ceylon. I never got to fly on it. My adopted parents did. I saw them take-off in one. It used to have this amazingly steep climb — much steeper than today’s jet.

This March 3 crash was the 1st in 26 — which eventually led to it being decommissioned.


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