Jets - November/December 2015

£4.30 (Approx $6.25 or €5.50)



Winkle’s Historic Landing
Steve Bridgewater looks at Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown’s historic carrier landing in a Sea Vampire

Forty years on from its introduction to service Kimberley Hawkins looks at the Tupolev Tu-144

Jamie Ewan looks at the troublesome history of the Bell X-2

The Future of British Airshows
Details of the CAA’s review of air displays in the wake of the recent Shoreham Airshow accident

Richard Payne explains why the British-designed Europlane jetliner never made it into production

Jet Mentor
Steve Bridgewater investigates why the jet-powered derivative of the T-34 Mentor failed to find favour


Jet Noise
News from the JetWorld

Museum Spotlight
Dr Nia Jones visits NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Testing Times

From the Cockpit YS-11 freighter
David G Powers recalls his days flying the Japanese-built YS-11 freighter

The latest airshow reviews

Letters to the Editor

Classics Compared
Sebastian Morgan compares and contrasts two turboprop powered RAF transports – the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy and the Airbus A400M Atlas

Heroes of Aviation
In the first of a new series featuring the heroes of aviation we focus on the remarkable career of Kelly Johnson