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December 2020 update…

For once I’ve stuck to my planned schedule and work on the Hawker / Hawker Siddeley compilation is progressing well and due for publication by the end of the month. In fact I took the opportunity to complete both Percival … Continue reading

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November 2020 Update

November can best be described as a consolidation period… I’ve emptied a multitude of ‘year’ folders of yet to be added adverts. About 700 I think, mainly from the 1960s to the 1980s, and updated a number of pages in … Continue reading

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90,000 and counting.

Simply as a matter of interest I should mention that I have added the 90,000th item to the database today. The next update will be around the 7th November when I’ve added the remaining outstanding items from the current list. … Continue reading

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September 2020 Update

The last of the 1917-1919 ads have been uploaded and this major ‘all years’ update is now complete. By 1919 the industry was coming to terms with the loss of production as war contracts were terminated. Furthermore the economy was … Continue reading

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August 2020 Update

A couple of years ago I acquired 3 large boxes of aviation magazines from a friend who was looking to ‘clear some space.’ I’ve finally found the time to look at them and put them into some semblance of order … Continue reading

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July 2020 Update

The July effort is best summarised as hard work for meagre returns.  In fact it’s a task I’ve been putting off for too long as the source material rarely yields anything new and what there is can only be scanned … Continue reading

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I had to fight for this one!

June 2020 update I’ve just updated the database with around 250 new items from 1915. As well as correcting a number of typos I’m progressively adding location information to company fields. It’s unfortunate that UK Post Codes as we now … Continue reading

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May 2020 Update

1948 updated – 953 new entries. To be honest I’d forgotten about this update until I was checking some (old) folders for stray ads ready for indexing and discovered about 50% of the entries for 1948 hadn`t been entered – … Continue reading

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April 2020 Update

As I write this it’s the fifth week of the Covid 19 ‘lockdown’ and the aviation industry has suffered a massive shock with an almost unprecedented disruption to normal operations and no sign of when things will return to some … Continue reading

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March 2020 Update

March 2020 Update I’ve just updated the database with around 400 entries from 1927-1976, but the bulk of the new items are from 1932 and 1933, and of these the majority are from Popular Flying Magazine. Popular Flying was a … Continue reading

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