Aeroplane Monthly - July 2019

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BA 100: Aeroplane’s tribute to the century-long heritage of British Airways

AIRCRAFT TRANSPORT & TRAVEL
Shuttleworth’s DH51 salutes the airline that started it all in 1919

BY IMPERIAL TO BANGKOK
A previously unpublished period account of flying by Imperial Airways to the Orient 85 years ago

BEA MOSQUITOS
Another string to the ‘Wooden Wonder’s’ bow - gust research

HUGH DIBLEY
He flew big jets for BOAC and BA - and was a top international sports car driver at the same time

NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Aero Vintage DH9 flies at Duxford
• Spitfire TE308 bound for Biggin
• Dutch Catalina leaves for USA … 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

BRIEFING FILE
Ian Bott and James Kightly look under the skin of aviation technology and tactics. This month the spotlight falls on cartridge starters

EVENTS
First show reports for 2019

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products in the spotlight

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

TRANSATLANTIC AIR RACE
A 50th anniversary tribute to 1969’s dash between the Post Office Tower and the Empire State Building

LINDSEY WALTON
A tribute to the ‘flying farmer’ who was among the pioneers of the UK warbird scene

OPERATION ‘MINERVA’
The airborne element of this top-secret wartime recovery effort from Sumatra went well - the ground part less so

AEROPLANE MEETS … LARS NESS
Just over three years after he began formal flying training, this talented Norwegian was displaying warbirds

DATABASE: SPEY PHANTOM
Denis J. Calvert examines how McDonnell and Rolls-Royce came up with a ‘British’ F-4 version

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE: OXFORD UAS SUMMER CAMP
A seasonal sojourn with a serious training purpose