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Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

For the first time in aviation history, in 2017, not a single person died anywhere in the world because of a jet airliner accident.

However, one man died in the crash of a Canadian ATR42 turboprop in December.

The chance of dying in an airline crash now is about 1 in 50 million, according to a recent analysis.

(Source: avweb.com)


Jack Morath the Pionair Social Director at LHR sends this information -

Recently Aureen and I went to Glasgow for the Air Canada PIK Reunion there and we hired a car from Glasgow airport which worked out about £10 per day which was very reasonable.

Details as follows: www.rentalcars.com and phone number 03330035609. Open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Worth doing.


This Lockheed Aircraft Corporation advert in the Flight magazine issued August 17, 1939 has the title "The Newest, Fastest Transcontinental Airline".

tmb 1939 advert lockheedPictured panels are titled:

"Luxurious transports", "Actually made-to-order" and "As a passenger".

Other pictures under "... and why Trans-Canada chooses Lockheeds" with the statements:

"Performance with dependability", "Accurate construction" and "Today's production line".

The conclusion was "The same choice has been made by 28 airlines".


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