Aeroplane Monthly - November 2017

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• DH Sea Hornet to fly again
• Two-seat Buchón ready … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

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

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

SKYWRITERS

BRIEFING FILE
Aviation technology and tactics in the spotlight. This month, how the DH Queen Bee pilotless drone worked

REVIEWS

EVENTS
Duxford’s superb Battle of Britain Air Show, and other displays reviewed

NEXT MONTH

MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 SPECIAL

CAPTURED RAF Bf 109s
Sizing up the enemy, from early ‘Emil’ to late ‘Gustav’

‘BLACK 6’ SALUTE
In two exclusive features, Graeme Snadden — son of restoration project leader Russ — and test and display pilot Dave Southwood recall their association with the revered airworthy Bf 109G-2

Bf 109G-12 RECREATED
Air-to-air with a Messerschmitt made for two

FEATURES

CHILTON DW1
An 80th anniversary celebration of a delightful “real aeroplane in miniature”

RAF FAR EAST FLIGHT
In October 1927, four Supermarine Southamptons made the RAF’s most ambitious long-distance flight yet

BAE SYSTEMS HERITAGE
The aerospace industry giant’s delightful flying collection

AEROPLANE MEETS…RICHARD LAKE
The world’s only Austin Maxi-driving warbird owner and airline boss? Very possibly!

ROTHMANS AEROBATIC TEAM
Stampes, Pitts Specials, and some of the most famous names in airshow history

DATABASE: AVRO TUDOR
The story of Avro’s post-war airliner failure is told by Bruce Hales-Dutton

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: RAF HENDON
The famous London RAF station’s closure to flying, 60 years on