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This day in history...Jan 22

Just three events to tell you about today and one which is almost the same as yesterday!!!

The de Havilland Comet 1 became the first turbojet-powered civil airliner in the world to be awarded a certificate of airworthiness in 1952. It first entered service with BOAC.

As we reported yesterday. Pan Am were due to make the very first commercial service of the Boeing 747 yesterday in 1970, but the aircraft had other ideas. However they managed to get from New York to London today.

We finish with a maiden flight. Again a Boeing product, this time very much the baby of the family with the 737-600 first taking to the skies in 1998.

If you are interested in getting hold of a copy of my book 'Flying Firsts' detailing maiden flights of over 120 aircraft along with a brief history, then click on the image below or HERE for more information. To obtain a signed copy at a discount price of £12.50 + p&p, all you need to do is contact me directly through any channel or simply email me at (you need to let me know who to sign it too!) and quote BLOG202122

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