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Today in Aviation: First Commercial Jet Flies to South Africa

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first regular jet flight, a de Havilland Comet, left London in 1952 with 36 passengers on board bound for Johannesburg, South Africa. The flight was operated by BOAC, the first airline to introduce a passenger jet into commercial service.  The Comet, designated G-ALYP by BOAC, flew at 450-500 mph at 35-40,000 […]

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