Part Two of the unsanitised story of Sir Freddie Laker’s topsy-turvy life and his second coming following the demise of Laker Airways in February 1982. The immediate outcry & aftermath and the billion-dollar antitrust case that Sir Freddie and his Washington lawyer, Bob Beckman nearly cratered out of avarice. Fueled by hubris and The ‘Opioid of OPM’ (other people’s money), how Sir Freddie exploited a British conglomerate and an iconic Texan oil tycoon to finance his final airline ventures.
Sir Freddie’s early years where he made his first fortune with the Berlin Airlift, Aviation Traders & Air Charter, followed by the tumultuous years at British United Airways (BUA) and finally the complete story of Laker Airways and ‘Skytrain’ - that pioneered today’s ‘low cost / no frills’ airline model.
INCLUDES... never before released information offering startling, fresh perspectives on the ground-breaking Laker Airways and what (& who) perhaps caused its demise.
ISBN 978 0 0056486 09 £20 (Hardback UK)
ISBN 978 0 9992934 09 $28 (Hardback USA)
608 pages and three 16-page galleries (330 total images)
USA, Canada, Australia - Spring 2019
Asia, South America - TBA
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