Aeroplane Monthly - April 2016

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FREE INSIDE! UK AVIATION MUSEUMS 2016
Your essential — and fully updated — 32-page guide

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Rare Northrop Delta saved
• Two-seat Hurricane being readied
• Bentwaters museum to get A-10 … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

NEWS SPECIAL
Are UK airshows under threat from new CAA regulations and charges?

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

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q
Your questions asked and answered

HOOKS’ TOURS
More colour images from Mike Hooks’ incredible collection

BOOKS

FEATURES

CAPT ERIC BROWN RN
A special tribute to the outstanding naval aviator, who has died aged 97

B-24 INTRUDER VICTIM
The night when two Eighth Air Force Liberators fell victim to the guns of Luftwaffe intruders

FORTRESS TRAGEDY
After a hazardous mission over Europe, men of the 78th Fighter Group were killed back at their base in a B-17

B-47 DEPLOYMENTS
Strategic Air Command’s Stratojets in the UK

U-2s AND SR-71s
The UK’s role in supporting operations from British bases by these two ‘black’ programmes

AMERICAN AIR MUSEUM
A preview of IWM Duxford’s revamped attraction — PLUS! Win American Air Show tickets

ITALIAN AIRLINE PIONEERS
The tale of an inauspicious first day — 1 April, no less — for Italy’s inaugural commercial air services

AEROPLANE MEETS… RAIMUND RIEDMANN
To Salzburg to meet the chief pilot of the Flying Bulls, a man who simply loves flying historic aircraft

HAWKER RESTORATIONS
Major projects are under way in the Suffolk workshops of the UK’s main Hurricane rebuilder

DATABASE: SOPWITH CUCKOO
Grant Newman recounts the history of Sopwith’s torpedo-carrier, an aircraft that never got
its chance to shine