Classic Aircraft - November 2012

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FEATURES

ONE MAN AND HIS SEA HARRIER
Art Nalls is the only man in the world to own and pilot an airworthy civilian Harrier, in the shape of Sea Harrier FA2 XZ439. We hear from the man himself about operating the V/STOL jet

INSIDE THE SKUNK WORKS
For decades, Lockheed’s Skunk Works has been at the cutting edge of secret aircraft design and production, but what made — and makes — this unique facility tick?

‘T-BIRD’ FOR EUROPE
An airworthy T-33 — more specifically, a CT-133 Silver Star — has again been welcomed to European skies

SUPER TROOPERS
For many a British independent airline, not to mention the flag carriers, military trooping flights were once an important source of revenue. They are also the source of some wonderful memories…

DELTA THUNDER
With the addition this year of its magnificent AJS 37 Viggen, the Swedish Air Force Historic Flight can now boast in its airworthy fleet examples of almost all the air arm’s most important post-war fighters. The sight of both the Viggen and its Saab delta predecessor, the J 35J Draken, in the air is truly exceptional

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Paramount Airways wasn’t around for long, but during its short existence it could be said to have changed the face of UK airline travel

DAYS OF THE DEVILS
Remembering the great Hunter and Magister years of the Diables Rouges, the Belgian Air Force’s legendary aerobatic team

THE FLY-BY-WIRE F-104
In some ways, it was the most advanced Starfighter ever — Germany’s F-104CCV testbed, which helped inform development of future fighters

REGULARS

THE CLASSIC AIRCRAFT MONTH
Our opening topical section, bringing you the top stories on post-war classic aircraft and historic jets
• In depth — Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
• Plus news stories from around the world

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

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

DAVID HALFORD’S DISPATCHES
Our much-travelled contributor David Halford reflects on his recent assignments and unusual aspects of aviation history

EVENTS
Reviews of some stunning late season events — Classic Aircraft’s coverage of the international airshow scene for 2012

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