Classic Aircraft - October 2011

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FEATURES

SPEED KINGS
Eighty years ago, Britain won the Schneider Trophy in perpetuity. Not surprisingly, the way in which these achievements were reported, and used for different ends, provides a window on their time

CELEBRATING THE SCHNEIDER
A look back three decades to a memorable event indeed — the Schneider Trophy anniversary commemoration to end them all

THE MAGNIFICENT MEW GULL
Seventy-five years ago this year, there flew for the first time one of the most famous British racing aircraft — the Mew Gull in which Alex Henshaw made it to the Cape

RAFALE REBORN
One of the most stunning-looking of all inter-war air racers, the Caudron C460 Rafale lives again thanks to a perfect replica

RACE ACROSS ‘THE POND’
It starred Stirling Moss, Clement Freud, Harriers ‘jumping’ in and out of a central London coalyard, Phantoms going supersonic… no wonder 1969’s Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race captured the public’s imagination

KOREAN WARRIORS
How naval air power, brought to bear by Fleet Air Arm Seafires, Fireflies and Sea Furies, spearheaded Britain’s contribution to United Nations-led operations in the Korean War

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Eastern Air Lines was once a huge, innovative player on the US airline scene associated with some great names. It also proved that the bigger they are, the harder they fall

THE NEW ‘STORMBIRDS’
There may have been problems to overcome along the way with Legend Flyers’ Me262 project, but with three of the jets airborne, the programme can only be counted a success

‘WILLY THE WHALE’S’ LAST WAR
The EF-10B Skyknight jamming aircraft of the US Marine Corps were largely obsolete by the time of the Vietnam War, but their use proved crucial in protecting US strike missions against the North Vietnamese

REGULARS

NEWS
Eight pages of top stories from the aircraft preservation scene
Halifax reconstruction project takes shape
• Spitfires arrive at Cotswold Airport
• Barracuda project to begin?
• Cosford gets its C-130
• Meteor T7 arrives at Airbase
• Another A-4 and Flug Werk FW190 fly
... and much more!

EVENTS
News, dates and action — Aircraft’s coverage of the worldwide air events scene, including reviews from Bournemouth, Shoreham, Oxford, Oshkosh and others

DAVID HALFORD’S DISPATCHES
In a new regular column, our much-travelled contributor David Halford reflects on the month’s events and unusual aspects of aviation history

AIR MAIL
Win a Corgi model for our Letter of the Month!

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

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