British Airways people and planes over the last 90 years

Take an exclusive look at the British Airways people and planes that have been at the forefront of aviation for the last 90 years. This film is about the Airco de Havilland DH.9*, de Havilland 86* DC-3, VC-10, Boeing 747 and of course the iconic Concorde. All of the planes shown have been instrumental in the pioneering activity of British Airways from its beginnings with Aircraft Transport and Travel in the 1920’s through to the modern airline of today. View the new British Airways film exclusively on Facebook on 21 September 2011 at 11am (BST) See the film and join the conversation at www.facebook.com *The DH.9 and DH 86 are represented in this film by the DH.51 and DH89 respectively Transcript: Paul Jarvis: One of the very first aircraft that our predecessor Aircraft Transport and Travel flew in 1919 when it operated the world’s very first commercial schedule air service, a De Havilland DH-9. Roger ‘Dodge’ Bailey: Flying these old aeroplanes is different to flying a modern aeroplane. It’s not necessarily that much more difficult but it is different and that’s what makes it interesting. The way the engine is started is quite unusual now, it’s usually started by hand swing the propeller because the aeroplanes did not have starter motors. Taxiing the aeroplane, just getting it out of the runway, is a challenge because most of the airplanes don’t have breaks. All these aeroplanes sit on a tale skid at the back with the nose in the air. The view from the cockpit is very poor
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