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Civil Collection No.1

Civil Collection No.1 Photo CD Review

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2008 Title Civil Collection No.1
Publisher Aero Research Published 2008
ISBN None Format 154 very high resolution JPEGs
MSRP (USD) $11.95


Civil Collection No.1
Civil Collection No.1
Civil Collection No.1

Aero Research has released the first installment of a civil aircraft collection. There is a huge untapped library of images out there that have gone overlooked until now, and this disk provides a nice sampling of subjects to start this topic off.

Once again I used my image browser to scan through the aircraft on the disc and I was quite impressed with the selection of aircraft. In this release, there are 154 images of 118 different subjects, all of which are shots of civil aircraft still in operations ranging in time from the mid-1960s to present, and nice examples from the US, UK and Canada.

All of these images are provided at 4000 pixels wide, all are full-color and are out of a variety of collections. Many of the images provide a single example of a given aircraft type (since there is a WIDE range of subjects in this category to choose from and the potential for quite a few good sequels to this series. To give an example of the breadth of this coverage, we'll list the subjects which have three or more images:

  • Aero Commander 1121
  • BAC 1-11
  • Beech 18
  • Boeing 337
  • Britten Norman BN-2
  • Cessna 188
  • Cessna 500
  • Convair 580
  • Curtiss C-46
  • Dassault Falcon 10
  • Dassault Falcon 20
  • Dassault Falcon 50
  • de Havilland DHC-2
  • de Havilland DHC-3
  • de Havilland DHC-5
  • de Havilland DHC-6
  • de Havilland DH-125
  • de Havilland Dove
  • de Havilland Heron
  • de Havilland Tiger Moth
  • Dornier Do 27
  • Douglas DC-3
  • Douglas DC-6
  • Douglas DC-7C
  • Fairchild F-27
  • Grumman Goose
  • Grumman Gulfstream
  • Grumman Gulfstream II
  • Grumman Mallard
  • Grumman Widgeon
  • Handley Page Jetstream
  • IAI 1123
  • Lear 25
  • Lockheed Jetstar
  • Lockeed L-188
  • Martin 404

For the modeler, you'll see lots of good details and color information for tackling you next civil aircraft project

According to the publisher, the next subject is F-16 'Viper' Part 1.

This is a nice selection of imagery that you won't find available in such clarity and size. This title is recommended!

You can purchase this reference or any of their other photo CDs directly from their website or via email

My sincere thanks to Aero Research for this review sample!