Aeroplane Monthly - August 2019

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NEWS AND COMMENT

FROM THE EDITOR

NEWS
• Silver Spitfire flies at Duxford
• Canadian Swordfish UK-bound
• Horsa leaves for Netherlands
• Lockheed 12 to Germany
• CT-133 airborne in France… and the month’s other top aircraft preservation news

WORKSHOP
Our new monthly feature, focusing in detail on a restoration organisation or project, opens with Hawker Restorations’ two-seat Hurricane

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’ collection. This time, a further helping of DH Rapides

REVIEWS
The latest aviation books and products in the spotlight, including a preview of the Guild of Aviation Artists’ annual summer exhibition

EVENTS
Reports from La Ferté Alais, Cosford and others, plus show dates for August

NEXT MONTH

FEATURES

AEROPLANE MEETS… JOHN SESSIONS
The man behind the Historic Flight Foundation has overcome serious injury to fly again

DAKOTA GATHERING
From Duxford to Normandy and Berlin, we fly on board Europe’s greatest DC-3/C-47 armada of the modern era

‘L BIRDS’ BACK TO NORMANDY
Invasion-striped liaison aircraft mass in northern France

‘CONNIE’ EDWARDS
A tribute to the legendary Texan warbird collector and aviator

QANTAS B 24 TURRETS
The Australian facility that boosted the Liberator’s firepower

AEROPLANE ARCHIVE
Ramsgate’s one-off ‘Flying Flea’ race

JETS 80: Saluting the 80th anniversary of jet-powered flight

DATABASE: EARLY GERMAN JET ENGINES
Propulsion expert Jakob Whitfield analyses Germany’s pioneering jet powerplants

LOCKHEED P 80
Should we reassess America’s first operational jet?

GRIFFITH WING METEOR
Boundary layer research with the Gloster fighter

‘FLYING BEDSTEAD’
Grappling with the Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig

PRE CONCORDE PROJECTS: PART 1
In the first half of a two-part feature, we examine the British designs that contributed to the Concorde effort

THUNDER CITY LIGHTNINGS
Pushing the boundaries, civilian-style - a unique air display