Classic Aircraft - May 2011

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EVENTS in association with AIRFIX
News, dates and action — Aircraft’s coverage of the worldwide air events scene PLUS! Win Cotswold Airshow tickets

AIR MAIL in association with CORGI
Win a Corgi model for our Letter of the Month!

HINDSIGHT
Historical reflections from Bruce Hales-Dutton in Aircraft’s new opinion column

FLIGHT BAG
Reviews of the latest aviation-related products for the discerning enthusiast

FEATURES

HISTORY IN THE MAKING
The first British jet — how the little Gloster E28/39 blazed a trail

THE CANBERRA REVOLUTION
The first British jet bomber — remembering the early years of the Canberra

WHEN THE COMET BLAZED BRIGHT
The first jet airliner — was the Comet ever really a potential world-beater, or did the Americans already have the market sewn up?

LAST DAYS OF THE ‘SHAR’
The last British jet fighter — why the Royal Navy had to sacrifice its Sea Harriers

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
HeavyLift Cargo Airlines — the outsize freight-hauler that resurrected the Shorts Belfast

WOODEN WONDER OF THE WORLD
The de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre embarks on its most painstaking project yet, the restoration of prototype Mosquito W4050

‘HINDS’ ON ALERT
It was one of the Cold War’s more unusual QRA missions — the deployment of Czechoslovak Air Force Mi-24 ‘Hind’ helicopters to defend the country’s borders against aerial incursions

LEADING LADIES
Celebrating 100 years of British women in aviation, we focus on the pioneering ladies who took to the air in the early 20th century

DISPLAY GIRLS
The IWM Duxford’s Flying Display Director Jeanne Frazer tells us about the female performers who are leading lights on the UK show scene