Thursday, 13 December 2012

History of Aviation's that change the world

The theme of this six stamps which issued by Alderney Post is highlighting significant aircraft story on April 10, 2003. 

The story of 100 years of aviation that have laid claim to a place in history. The 22 p stamp pays tribute to Wilbur and Orville Wright who, on 17 December 1903, finally realized their vision of powered human flight.


The 27 p stamp presents a Vickers Vimy in their 16-hour journey from Newfoundland. 

John Alcock and his navigator, Arthur Whitten Brown, became the first aviators to fly non-stop across the Atlantic.

The 36 p stamps presents Douglas DC-3, one of the most successful passenger planes over built. The roomy cabinet offered up to 24 seats or 14 sleeping berths.
The Douglas DC-3 was put into service by American Airlines in June 1936 and became the first plane to make a profit exclusively from passenger fares, instead of subsidizing flights with airmail contracts. 

The 40 p stamp presents a story of triumph and tragedy, the de Havilland Comet, the world's first jet-powered passenger aircraft.

 When Comet 1 took off from London bound for Johannesburg on 2 May 1952 it seemed that Britain had gained an unassailable lead in aircraft development. But, a year later Comets began to fall out of the skies.

The 45 p stamp present the finest technology achievement in airliner history sums up the British/French produced supersonic Concorde.

In 1969 was recorded that the fastest way to cross the Atlantic ( New York to Paris ) only take flight time under 4 hours.

The 65 p stamp presents the incredible European Airbus A380 Superjumbo,  the most advanced passenger plane in the world.

The Airbus flight is an environmentally - friendly  13 % lower fuel burn. Almost as long as football patch, with a wing span that would hang well beyond each. touch-line and has a cruising speed of 630 mph and range of 8,000 miles.

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