Aeroplane Monthly - July 2018

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Spitfire PL983 flies again at Duxford
• Buchón ‘Yellow 7’ airborne
• Salis Corsair back in the air … and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

NEWS SPECIAL
The return of a P-47 Thunderbolt to UK skies

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

BRIEFING FILE
Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics - this month, examining the innovations that made the Douglas DC-3 so successful

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books in the spotlight, plus a look ahead to the Guild of Aviation Artists’ annual exhibition

EVENTS
Reports from La Ferté-Alais, Shuttleworth and Duxford, plus July’s show dates

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

HANOVER STREET B-25s
In part one of a two-part feature, the daring ferry flight that proved ‘Mitchells do fly in IMC’

HANGAR 10 Bf 109s
Two ‘Gustavs’ fly together over Germany for the first time in years

TRANS-ATLANTIC VAMPIRES
Behind the scenes with No 54 Squadron on one of the early jet age’s most trailblazing exploits

P-51 TRUSTY RUSTY
Profiling what will hopefully be a 2018 Flying Legends star

FARNBOROUGH SHOW AT 70
1948’s SBAC show in retrospect - and personal highlights from seven decades of displays at the Hampshire airfield

BATTLE OF FRANCE DIARY
A Potez 63.11 reconnaissance pilot’s vivid recollections of 1940

AEROPLANE MEETS … TIM DAVIES
The man who brought Spitfire MH434 back to Britain

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: CHRISLEA SUPER ACE
A British light aeroplane that could never hope to live up to its name, no matter how unusual it was

DATABASE: FAIREY ROTODYNE
A lost opportunity, or a dead end? Bruce Hales-Dutton assesses this remarkable British machine