Aeroplane Monthly - October 2016

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Two-seat Bf 109G-12 flies
• First engine runs for FHC Mosquito
• Spitfire PS915 back to Coningsby
• Oshkosh special report … 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

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ outstanding collection. This month, a selection of Percival Proctors

BOOKS

FEATURES

MARTIN MARS
Has the giant American flying boat been given a new lease of life? Its recent Oshkosh appearance certainly suggested so

DUXFORD VICTOR
Conserving the IWM’s example of the Handley Page classic, 40 years after it arrived for preservation

IRISH SPITFIRES
The most detailed survey yet of the two-seat Spitfire IX Trainer in service with the Irish Air Corps

SPITFIRE G-AIDN
First air-to-airs of the prototype two-seat ‘Spit’ — now operated by the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar — on its return to flight in the UK

SWEDISH FREIGHTER
The brief career of the only Bristol 170 to see service in Sweden

AEROPLANE MEETS… VIC NORMAN
One of the great showmen of the UK display scene, founder of the world’s first formation wingwalking team — and much more

DATABASE: CONVAIR F-106 DELTA DART
Peter E. Davies tells the story of the US Air Force’s ultimate Cold War interceptor

TRAGO MILLS SAH-1
The primary trainer that was the brainchild of a discount supermarket magnate

YAK-28 ‘FIREBAR’ CRASH
The intrigue that surrounded a Soviet fighter’s ditching in a West Berlin lake 50 years ago