Aeroplane Monthly - May 2019

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Aero Legends to North Weald
• Brooklands gets air race Harrier … 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

COMPETITIONS

Win a Concorde model

Win a day with the Fighter Collection and Flying Legends tickets

Win Royal Navy International Air Day tickets

REGULARS

SKYWRITERS

Q&A
Your questions asked and answered

BRIEFING FILE
Under the skin of aviation technology and tactics — this time, the wartime 8th Air Force’s defensive formations

EVENTS
Airshow dates for May 2019

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products

NEXT MONTH

COLD WAR SPECIAL

SPITFIRES ON ALERT
No 2 Squadron’s troubled times in Germany with its Griffon-engined Spitfires

FLYING THE RAF’S SABRES
It was intended as a stopgap, but the Canadair Sabre was by far the RAF’s best fighter of its day

MiG-21 SHOOTDOWN
The day the Soviets destroyed a ‘friendly’ fighter

‘V-FORCE’ AT LOW LEVEL
A pilot’s view of transitioning the RAF’s ‘V-Force’ to the low-level role

‘SILK PURSE’
The US Air Force’s Mildenhall-based EC-135H command posts

BERLIN CHIPMUNKS
New perspectives on the top-secret Chipmunk ‘spy flights’ operated from RAF Gatow

FEATURES

FUTURE OF THE PAST: UK MUSEUMS
The challenges, and prospects, being faced by Britain’s aviation museums

Ju 88 FIGHTERS OVER NORWAY
The Norwegian campaign provided the Junkers twin with its baptism of fire in the fighter role

KEN GREGORY
He was an Airspeed Horsa pilot, he was Stirling Moss’s manager, he ran his own ‘mini-airline’ — Ken Gregory was a remarkable man

SYWELL MESSENGER
A British classic that’s been based at the same airfield for more than 65 years

AEROPLANE MEETS … TONY DITHERIDGE
The man behind the warbird scene’s Hawker Hurricane renaissance

DATABASE: BRISTOL SCOUT
Matthew Willis delves into the fascinating story of this highly influential First World War fighter

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: WHIRLWIND AND UNIFLOTE PONTOONS
Demonstrating a tiny ‘aircraft carrier’ on the Thames