Aeroplane Monthly - August 2018

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• RAF Museum opens new displays
• Third Sywell Buchón flies
• Gatwick Herald for new trust … 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

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

HOOKS’ TOURS
More superb colour images from the late Mike Hooks’ outstanding collection - this month, a selection of testbeds at the Farnborough show

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books in the spotlight

EVENTS
Reports from Cosford, Shuttleworth and Biscarrosse, plus August’s airshow dates

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

SPITFIRE AR501 IN SERVICE
The wartime career in Czechoslovak squadron hands of Shuttleworth’s newly restored MkVc

HANOVER STREET B-25s
The filming of Hanover Street with its fleet of B-25s was barely less hairy than the ferry flight

JOHN FARLEY AND THE AV-8
In tribute to the great test pilot, we recall his part in selling the Harrier to the US Marine Corps

MOSQUITO WAG’S WAR-WAGON
The Mosquito operated by the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum remembers a very daring RAF night intruder crew and their mount, Wag’s War-Wagon

VICTOR TRANSPORTS
Handley Page hoped to extend the Victor line with a number of military and civil transport projects, but they all remained unbuilt

IKARUS 452M
The story of a very unusual experimental jet from Yugoslavia

AEROPLANE MEETS … ESKIL AMDAL
This Norwegian test pilot holds what may be a unique distinction – the only man to have flown F-104, F-16 and F-35

DATABASE: AD FLYING BOATS AND SUPERMARINE CHANNEL
Pete London examines these First World War-era designs, which helped refine the flying boat concept

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: DAILY EXPRESS AIR PAGEANT
Looking back 70 years to when Gatwick staged a very spectacular air display