Aeroplane Monthly - April 2019

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Airacobra flies in New Zealand
• Ex-RN Wessex airborne again
• A-26 arrives in Germany 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 photos from the late Mike Hooks’ collection: this month, a selection of DHC Beavers

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products in the spotlight

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FEATURES

FUTURE OF THE PAST: WARBIRD PILOTS
Bringing on the new blood in the warbird flying scene

TESTING CONCORDE
The last surviving Concorde manufacturer’s test pilot remembers his part in the programme

MOSQUITO PZ474
The latest airworthy ‘Mossie’ represents a remarkable story of survival. Plus, Coastal Command missions from Portreath it salutes

VICKERS VULTURE ROUND-THE-WORLD FLIGHT
A deeply sentimental journey to view the only surviving relics from an intrepid 1924 voyage

LAST RAF HUNTERS
It’s now 25 years since the RAF retired the classic Hawker jet

LOCKHEED 12A
Les Whittlesey’s superb example of the Thirties aerial limousine

AEROPLANE MEETS…WALLY EPTON
Afternoon tea at the RAF Club with the chairman of the Historic Aircraft Association

DATABASE: CURTISS P-36/HAWK 75
Thomas McKelvey Cleaver examines America’s first truly modern monoplane fighter of the 1930s

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: CLW CURLEW
An attractive inter-war trainer — but ultimately a blind alley