Ready For Take Off….

Civil aviation has changed the world.

From airlines such as the ground-breaking Pan Am, to European low-cost pioneer easyJet.

Aircraft like the de Havilland Comet, supersonic Concorde and the Queen of the Skies the iconic Boeing 747.

Airports such as London Heathrow and Hong Kong’s Kai Tak.

To aviation heroes such as Ellen Church, Juan Trippe, Freddie Laker and Barbara Jane Harrison.

Welcome, to Jet Back In Time by Civil Aviation Historian and Journalist Lee Cross.

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