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(Laker Airways) Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures

Old 25th Apr 2011, 18:36
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(Laker Airways) Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures

Hi, My uncle just sent me these books he has from when he worked for Laker Airways in the 70's. They are Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures books, dated 1971, stamped on the inside page 'Property of Laker Airways Gatwick. No.30'
He no longer wants them and asked me to see if they would be worth putting on ebay... I have no idea if they are of value to anyone, or what how much they are worth. I think they'll end up in the bin if no one want's them, which seems a shame, so if anyone here has any clues as to where these books could find a new home that would be brilliant.
Thanks, Joe.
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 06:23
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If they are likely to binned Gatwick Aviation Museum has small Laker display and artifacts from their time. I am sure that the books would be an interesting addition to the Laker display.

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 08:47
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I still have a bundle of Skytrain car stickers, I got chatting with an ex Laker engineer who sells Laker memorabilia on eBay, he told me that there is very little interest in Laker memorabilia and it's hardly worth his while.
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 10:44
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Like Mr Fogg I too have a collection of Laker memorabilia and after unsuccessful attempts to sell numerous items on ebay - even a 99p, it ended up back in the loft. Only thing that did sell was some cutlery packs! I'm sure as pmills says, the best route to go is to donate them to the GAM.
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Old 26th Apr 2011, 11:03
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Are these publications Laker's own Documents or are they Laker's copies of the Air Registration Board's Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures? As I recall the Inspection Procedures published by the Air Registration Board (ARB) back in the days before they became the Civil Airworthiness Authority (CAA) were contained in two separate parts:- Part 1 contained all the "Basic" leaflets on airworthiness procedures and aeronautical practices. Part II contained leaflets related to aircraft, their systems and equipment, engines, propellers and radios.
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 09:56
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Just adding to the memorabilia, I have Laker BAC 1-11 320L checklist and a
707-138B manual in the loft! Great memories
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 15:00
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My DC-10 stuff is still in the loft but I'm not sure I would want to give it all away. I've even got a fairly large "travel-agents" model of a Laker 10 which the late Doug Smith managed to liberate for me when he was working for the receivers.

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Old 27th Apr 2011, 20:56
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To be blunt, what's the point of donating CAIPs to a museum, where they'll probably never be opened after the initial curiousity...
They're excellent technical books (if a little dry in places) and they'd be better off being sold on e-bay whereby a tyro engineer could benefit from them instead of trawling through the modern (greatly diminished) CAA on-line PDF equivalent.
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Old 27th Apr 2011, 23:11
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stevef. If the documents Joe is referring to are the ARB CAIPs. I would agree, I still have my copy of Part 1 and I found it invaluable during my apprenticeship and subsequent career.
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