Aviation Photo #5099863 De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B - Dan-Air London

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Built in 1961, this Comet 4B served with BEA until 1970; BEA Airtours 1970-73, and then Dan-Air from 1973-78. She was Wfu 5 months after this shot was taken, and broken up in October 1979. Scanned from a Kodachrome 64 slide.
474   Victoria, Australia
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    Ian Gains
    Dan-Air London
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet 4B
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet
    De Havilland DH-106 Comet
    De Havilland
    06451
    G-BBUV
    London - Gatwick
    England
    United Kingdom
    May 4, 1978
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Texas, USA
1 year ago
Your post processing, imo, detracts from the beauty of K64.
1.9K   Washington, USA
1 year ago
Considering it’s such an old photo. It is very acceptable.
82   Western Australia, Australia
1 year ago
Very rude!
Texas, USA
1 year ago
How is it rude? I simply prefer scans of the slide without all the grain removal. The grain in slide film, imo, is the heart and soul of the photo. If you don't agree, that's fine too, right?
474   Victoria, Australia
1 year ago
Harsh afternoon sun, & partially shot into the sun. A 40 year old photo of a fantastic plane.....to upload or throw in the bin. IMO, it is still worth looking at, & the screeners agreed. I look forward to seeing some of yours in the future. Sorry, what was that ? You weren't born in 1978 ?!
Texas, USA
1 year ago
I simply prefer the grain of K64 - it's the heart and soul of the film. It looks like it was smeared out or removed. I'm happy to be wrong. Yes, I was alive in 1978, thanks for your comments.
Taiwan
1 year ago
I love these photos, keep them coming! This was at the dawn of my spotting life, and I really miss the variety of type and sound of that era. LHR and LGW were very different then. On a side note, does anyone know what the airline at the far back left of the photo is?
82   Western Australia, Australia
1 year ago
British Airtours and Tradewinds 707s, and a Tradwinds CL-44 with swingtail.
Taiwan
1 year ago
Thanks for the information! Love the Tradewinds tail livery.
474   Victoria, Australia
1 year ago
You beat me to it, outbackair. Thanks for providing the information. Don't worry Teganuma, there will be more scans to come in the coming months/years. Lots from the UK, but also the USA in the mid 1980's, and Kai Tak in 1994.
Taiwan
1 year ago
Great, and thank you! Looking forward to them!
69   Western Australia, Australia
1 year ago
Keep the oldies coming, there's so much variety and style in the aircraft and liveries you just don't get these days.

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