I bought my first CAM (Civil Aircraft Markings at Leeds Bradford Airport in 1977 65p ! I found it a useful , informative guide to the aircraft that I saw at the aiport.
Today I find myself looking at my latest CAM, 2012 as informative as ever , same format, alas the colour pictures have disappeared, but that is no great loss.
The book starts with an index of International Civil Aircraft Markings (Where`s that plane from ?), followed by Aircraft Type,Designations and Abbreviations, and then the Register itself, usual format Registration, Type / alternative markings carried, Owner / Operator, and finally a space for notes , this runs from page 9 through to page 304, followed by the Isle of Man Register,15 pages of black /white photographs, a Military to Civil cross reference (Very Useful), followed by the Irish Civil Aircraft Register, two more pages of photographs, and then the Overseas Airliner Registrations,not all the overseas registrations , but those most likely to be seen at UK airports or overflying UK Airspace, followed by more photographs, a Radio Frequency Guide for civil airports and aerodromes, Airline Flight Codes,
and finally The British Aircraft Preservation Council Register ( for aircraft not included in the Civil aircraft register or those which do not qualify for a military serial (Replica`s , Museum exhibits, Home built non flying aircraft.
BE WARNED ! Purchasing this book could be the start of a lifetime hobby which all the family can enjoy - a picnic at the local airport on a sunny day - sheer bliss !!
Dont forget to purchase Military Aircraft Markings 2012 too !
Steve W-B May 4th 2012 ( National Star Wars Day - May the Fourth be with you )