Aeroplane Monthly - June 2016

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• ‘Kate’ to be rebuilt at Pearl Harbor
• British classic jets leave for Jordan
• Combat veteran P-40 flies
• New home for RN Historic Flight … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

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

REGULARS

Q
Your questions asked and answered

SKYWRITERS

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ amazing collection. This month, he showcases a selection of transports

EVENTS

BOOKS

FEATURES

SOPWITH SNIPE
The Vintage Aviator Ltd’s Gene DeMarco tells us about flying the late-World War One fighter

PHOTO-RECCE LIBERATORS
Consolidated-Vultee F-7s of the US Fifth Air Force in action over New Guinea

SPITFIRE FLIGHT EXPERIENCES
The operators around the UK offering the chance to fly in, or with, the classic Supermarine fighter

DORNIER KOMET AND MERKUR
All-metal airliners that helped in the post-WW1 resurgence of the German company

VC-121 COLUMBINE II
Resurrecting the first aircraft ever to use the callsign ‘Air Force One’

DELTA DUSTERS
How crop-dusting around the southern US states was the foundation of a famous airline

RAF MUSEUM
Collection surveys are under way at Hendon prior to the closure of the Battle of Britain hall

AEROPLANE MEETS… ‘TAFF’ SMITH
The founder of the Real Aeroplane Company is no stranger to some intrepid flights

DATABASE: FAIREY BATTLE
The genesis and service of this RAF light bomber are examined by W. A. Harrison

FLYING THE F-102
RAF fighter pilot Ron Lloyd’s exchange tour on the USAF’s Delta Dagger