Aeroplane Monthly - March 2015

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Jerry Yagen buys Flug Werk FW190
• Two Hispano-engined SE5as for UK
• British circuit gains another Yak-3
• Spitfire IX arrives at Hangar 11
• Snibston museum to close
… and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

HANGAR TALK
Steve Slater’s monthly comment column on the historic aircraft world

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q
Your questions asked and answered

AIRCREW
This month, we look at the work of a US Air Force air-to-air refuelling boom operator

BOOKS

FEATURES

SCILLONIA AIRWAYS
The return of an airline name from the past — and one of its original Dragon Rapides

JIMMY STEWART’S VIETNAM MISSION
The B-52 sortie that turned into one of the Hollywood actor’s greatest epics

ON SILVER WINGS: DEMONS
It was with the Hawker Demon that No 64 Squadron re-formed in 1935, and nearly went to war

ON SILVER WINGS: HARTS AND HINDS
This year celebrating its centenary, No XV Squadron spent a notable period on Hawker biplanes

ON SILVER WINGS: SWISS DEWOITINE
A magnificent Dewoitine D26 restoration salutes Switzerland’s use of the French manufacturer’s parasol-winged designs

GRUMMAN DUCK
Air-to-air with a very rare flyable survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor

SWEDISH SPITFIRES
The clandestine Cold War use of the Swedish Air Force’s Spitfire PRXIXs

AEROPLANE MEETS… DICK RICHARDSON
Memories of the Strathallan Collection and Charles Church’s warbird operation, from a key figure at both

DATABASE: AW ENSIGN
One of the many British airliners that failed fully to realise its possible potential, Armstrong Whitworth’s inter-war Ensign is described by Bill Harrison

MUSTANG SCHOOL
Learning to fly the P-51 with California’s Old School Aviation