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George Cearley has "flown west"

Sun Aug 08, 2021 4:19 pm

Aviation historian George W Cearley passed away last week, at the age of 73.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Cearley wrote more than two dozen photographic histories of major airlines and airliners, as well as books about Dallas Love Field and Atlanta Hartsfield / Jackson Airport.

Although his books are 30 to 40 years old, because they are so well written and illustrated, they sell for $50 to $75 on Ebay. His most popular book, Braniff International in Color, often sells for more than $150.

His passing is a real loss to the airline hobby, but people will refer to his excellent books for many years to come.
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Re: George Cearley has "flown west"

Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:36 am

I treasure my signed copy of his Boeing 707 book. I would love to get my hands on the DC-8 volume. However, that rarity - when found - commands close to US $100. He must have been a very interesting man!
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Re: George Cearley has "flown west"

Tue Aug 17, 2021 2:49 am

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Re: George Cearley has "flown west"

Fri Aug 20, 2021 10:25 pm

I think I should read news more often, it is really sad to know this news so late, but it doesn't stop making me sad, he is one of the best and he will always be like that, peace to his soul.
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Re: George Cearley has "flown west"

Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:39 am

I have quite a few of the print copies. Every so often I go to the listings on Amazon and click on the "I'd like to read this on my Kindle" ..

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