by Phil Kennedy, SprintAero.
As published in Sport Flying Magazine, Spring 2015.
As many of readers may know, I am a reader of historical aviation stuff and have an evergrowing collection of the Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft annuals within my library. The latest to arrive is slightly more modern than most of my collection, being the 65th edition and covering the 1974–1975 timeframe.
A casual wander through the “Memory lane” section brought up some interesting finds but also some truly disheartening ones as well. 1975 is now 40 years ago, and within this recorded year there were aircraft and engines already in production that are still sold as current products in 2015 without an ounce of shame!
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