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November 2018 Update

Database updates. The advert record count stands at 73,623 and it’s unlikely to grow significantly in the near future as new material becomes increasingly difficult to find. I’m quite pleased with the latest update (October) which filled some gaps for … Continue reading

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July / August 2018 Progress

Much of July and early August was spent completing the De Havilland & Handley Page catalogues. These are in preview and I expect to have them released very soon. These are quite hefty volumes of around 600 + pages each, … Continue reading

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72,860

72,860 .. is the number of Adverts (images) now in the database and available online. This figure also represents the completion of the processing of the last remaining  items on my computers. (some of which were originally scanned by me over 5 years … Continue reading

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April / May 2018 Updates

April / May 2018 Update The heart of this project is the Adverts Database – from this comes the books, these posts, the talks and the website. I’ve always posted Aircraft & Engine adverts as a priority, and to all … Continue reading

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March 2018 Updates..

It’s 6pm on April 2nd and it’s finally stopped raining! This rotten weather seems to have gone on forever, but it has kept me indoors and updating the database has been a good distraction. 1943 & 1944 updates are now complete … Continue reading

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

From time to time I have to forget about the catalogues and website updates and set aside a few days to update the database. There are still many thousands of items to catalogue and as the database is the heart … Continue reading

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Spotlight On 1950 – The Aircraft

I’ve just completed the updates for the Year 1950 and unless anything else surfaces that’s it – I have no more material to add, so it seems a good time to review some highlights of the that year. For every … Continue reading

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Directory Updates Jan / Feb 2018

For the last few months most of my time has been spent getting the first set of catalogues into print and the website has had to take a back seat. For the next couple of weeks I’m going to be … Continue reading

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Looking Good.. Keeping Warm

Looking Good and Keeping Warm – The Early Days. Anyone that’s experienced even a short flight in an open cockpit aircraft knows it can get pretty chilly even in summer. For short hops in the early days a flat hat, … Continue reading

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Shuttleworth Race Day 2017

I’m making good progress with the aviation ads database and have just received a preview copy of the Avro Vol II catalogue (adverts 1930 – 1950) which subject to correcting a couple of typos I can publish this week. As … Continue reading

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