Airspeed Ambassador and Viscount Postcard
Old Postcards showing classic aircraft of the past.
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Below is an original postcard, titled 'Airspeed Ambassador and Viscount'.
This is postcard # 22 in this collection of aviation cards.
To see the other old aircraft postcards, visit the image list here and check out the
other classic jets and prop planes of the past, in addition to this one of the Airspeed Ambassador and Viscount.
More Information on this Airspeed Ambassador and Viscount aeroplane postcard:
This is a rare original postcard issued by British European Airways (BEA) in the 1950s - this postcard is franked 1955. Shown is the Elizabethan Class (not long since the Coronation you see!) Airspeed Ambassador and, below, the Discovery Class Vickers Viscount. Interestingly this postcard was written whilst flying along, and the message on the rear explains how '...we are over the sea now, above the clouds and the sun is just setting. Lovely...' and then explains how they nearly missed the flight and had to be driven over the tarmac to the aircraft. They also go on to say how comfortable the flight is, due to being pressurised. They were due to land in Oslo in 1 hours time, from where they posted this card and it was franked.