Aeroplane Monthly - February 2018

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• RNHF Swordfish back in the air
• SE5a and D.VII for Stow Maries
• Hawkinge gets Blenheim project … 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

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

SKYWRITERS

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from Mike Hooks’ collection. This month’s subject is the Edgar Percival EP9

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books in the spotlight

NEXT MONTH

MOSQUITO SPECIAL

OPERATION ‘FRUGAL’
When Churchill met Stalin in Moscow, No 544 Squadron’s PR Mosquitos kept the PM in touch with the war

NO 110 SQUADRON IN BURMA
Fighter-bombers in action over the hostile jungle

LAST RAF ‘MOSSIES’
No 3 Civil Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit brought the RAF’s Mosquito era to a close — but its aircraft have done much to preserve the type’s legacy

FEATURES

FLYING BULLS DC-6
Operating Europe’s last airworthy example of the Douglas classic

TOM CASSUTT’S RACER
The TWA captain who created an air racing legend

BRITISH F1 AIR RACING
Memories of what was, for a time, Britain’s most popular aerial sport

AEROPLANE MEETS … ANNA WALKER
There aren’t many Brazilian-born former racing drivers who’ve gone on to fly a Spitfire, but this one has!

NORD GRIFFON
The spectacular career of France’s cancelled ramjet fighter

DATABASE: NOORDUYN NORSEMAN
The classic Canadian bush aircraft designed by a Dutchman. Joop Wenstedt tells its story

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: BLACKBURN B-2
The side-by-side trainer in service