Aeroplane Monthly - January 2017

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FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Windfall for RAF Museum
• Jet Art Swift moves to Doncaster
• Flying Typhoon project unveiled … and the month’s other top aircraft
preservation news

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

SKYWRITERS

Q
Your questions asked and answered

AIRCREW
The many roles played by the crews of the RAF’s versatile Chinook helicopters over the last 35 years

EVENTS

BOOKS

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FEATURES

WAPITIS OVER INDIA
The logbooks of a No 27 Squadron Westland Wapiti pilot, and the unit’s records, provide a shapshot of the biplane’s sterling service on the North-West Frontier

CAF HOUSTON WING
C-60 Goodtime Gal is the flagship of this Commemorative Air Force unit

AIR ANGLIA
Fun times — and good business — in the heyday of East Anglia’s very own airline

AUSTRALIAN MOSQUITOS
The triumphs and tragedies encountered by de Havilland Australia in production of the Mosquito — and the key role of one man

MOSQUITO TV959
Avspecs’ superb restoration of the Flying Heritage Collection’s latest warbird — plus, an exclusive ‘from the cockpit’ report

AVRO 504K REPLICA
Matthew Boddington on completing and flying Eric Verdon-Roe’s Argentine-built reproduction of the famous trainer

AEROPLANE MEETS… ROLF MEUM
With more than 1,000 displays to his name, this Norwegian warbird pilot cherishes his years of experience with some of the biggest European historic aircraft operators

RAF GERMANY CANBERRAS
Standing nuclear alert — and going on operations out East