Aeroplane Monthly - December 2017

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AEROPLANE 2018 CALENDAR
Superb archive images from 100 years of RAF history

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Aerospace Bristol opens
• C-model Mustang airborne
• Restored Re 2002 goes on show … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

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

FLIGHT LINE
Reflections on aviation history with Denis J. Calvert

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ collection — this month, a selection of Klemm Kl 35Ds

REVIEWS
A bumper crop of books and products for Christmas

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

NEIL WILLIAMS
Remembering the extraordinary aviation exploits of one of Britain’s greatest post-war pilots, 40 years on from his death

VICTORS ON ALERT
Cold War tales of the Cuban Missile Crisis, ‘Western Rangers’ and more

VULCAN ROUND THE WORLD
It was quite a way to end an operational tour: fly a Vulcan around the globe

SHUTTLEWORTH’S CAMEL
Building and flying a superb reproduction of the Sopwith fighter

TRANS-ATLANTIC HERONS
Long-distance adventures in the four-engined de Havilland transports

AEROPLANE MEETS … ANTONY PARKINSON
After 11 years with the BBMF and more than three decades as an RAF pilot, ‘Parky’s’ off to the civilian warbird world

SAAF BALTIMORES
Operational sorties with the ‘Pirates of the Aegean’

FAIRCHILD PILGRIM
A rugged, characterful machine that recalls how crucial aviation has long been in Alaska

DATABASE: CAC SABRE
James Kightly describes how Australian industry gave the F-86 an Avon

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: THE BURBERRY
One of the less well-known exploits of DH88 Comet G-ACSS

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