Aeroplane Monthly - November 2016

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• FHC Mosquito maiden flight
• Norwegian Starfighter airborne
• Scottish DH Dragon flies again
• Early Spitfire IX takes to the air … 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
Piloting Convair’s tricky XFY-1 tail-sitting vertical take-off fighter, the infamous ‘Pogo’

EVENTS
Reports from Hahnweide, Duxford and Zeltweg

BOOKS

FEATURES

ED MALONEY
Frank B. Mormillo pays a special tribute to this great pioneer of the warbird preservation movement

B-23 DRAGON
The last flying example of the Douglas bomber-turned-executive transport

ANSON ACCIDENT
Remembering one of WorldWar Two’s many long-forgotten training tragedies

FLUGMUSEUM MESSERSCHMITT
The unique Bavarian ‘flying museum’ devoted to Willy Messerschmitt’s heritage

MONACO SEAPLANE CONTEST
Rare images of this 1912 event in the principality

YAK-3
Will Greenwood on owning, flying and operating the potent Soviet fighter

AEROPLANE MEETS… GUY BLACK
Recoveries of rare aircraft from around the world have filled the aviation career of this engineering perfectionist

FLYING BULLS SYCAMORE
The return to flight of a very historic British helicopter

DATABASE: POLIKARPOV U-2/Po-2
Polikarpov  expert Mikhail Maslov provides an in-depth study of the training biplane that went to war

TRUMP SHUTTLE
When Donald Trump tried to take on the major US airlines