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The aircraft flying as Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was a commercial Boeing 747-230B. The jet first flew on January 28, 1972, and was delivered on March 17, 1972, with ...
A day by day account of the Falklands conflict with a special focus on the air campaign for 1(F) Sqn RAF. Written and researched by Pete Thompson Photography by…
Eastern Air Lines was a composite of assorted air travel corporations, including Florida Airways and Pitcairn Aviation. In the late 1920s, Pitcairn Aviation won a ...
Gordon Jones: In case you are confused about this referring to Falklands 25 I’ll explain why. This article was originally written for the Falklands 25th anniversary in 2007. I’ve reproduced this as we approach the 30th anniversary this year because it’s an excellent read and covers the events of the Falklands day by day. I’ll now hand over to Pete….
Over the course several weeks during 2007 I added daily to a thread on the forum of the Cottesmore Aviation Group, a short day by day history of what was happening during the campaign to recover the Falkland Islands in 1982 on the 25 th anniversary of the conflict. In particular I wanted to give a short overview of what 1(F) Squadron were doing during the build up and itemise their combat missions for the days in question.
Oddly enough many people simply overlooked the main news piece from the region on this day, when “scrap metal” workmen, accompanied by a military presence, land on South Georgia Island, hoisting an Argentinean flag.
Eastern Air Lines was a major American airline from 1926 to 1991. Before its dissolution it was headquartered at Miami International Airport in an unincorporated area of Miami-Dade County , Florida . 
Eastern was one of the " Big Four " domestic airlines created by the Spoils Conferences of 1930, and was headed by World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker in its early years. It had a near monopoly in air travel between New York and Florida from the 1930s until the 1950s and dominated this market for decades afterward.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, during the deregulation , labor disputes and high debt loads strained the company under the leadership of former astronaut Frank Borman . Frank Lorenzo acquired Eastern in 1985 and moved many of its assets to his other airlines, including Continental Airlines and Texas Air . After continued labor disputes and a crippling strike in 1989, Eastern ran out of money and was liquidated in 1991.