SOME ASPECTS OF COMET FLIGHT OF INTEREST TO THE NAVIGATOR

Ian Perry

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Abstract: When the first prototype Comet flew in 1949, the general public did not at first realize that a new form of air transportation, jet aircraft operation, was about to be presented to them. It was not until G-ALVG and G-ALZK, the first two prototypes, commenced training flights to points beyond the shores of Great Britain, and proceeded to cut hours off the airlines point-to-point records, that the people of the world realized that 8-10 miles a minute was an actuality and no longer a myth; that within a few short years it would be possible to take off from London at nine a.m. in the morning and arrive in South Africa 6000 off miles away in the space of 24 hours.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 4, Number 2
Pages: 42 - 51
Cite this article: Perry, Ian, "SOME ASPECTS OF COMET FLIGHT OF INTEREST TO THE NAVIGATOR", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1954, pp. 42-51.
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