Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Lightning's Last Stand - As part of our tribute to the RAF on its 70th Birthday, we travelled to Binbrook to pay homage to the Lightning. 381st in Europe - D R Osborne tells the story of a 'Mighty Eighth' bomb wing, using many personal memories. Red Baron : the Legend - Manfred van Richthofen perished seventy years ago this month. Tim Graves looks back at the legend. Flier Tuck! - Francois Prins concludes his tribute to a great pilot. Regulars: News... News...Warbirds of Great Britain make a come-back. Register Review - Geoffrey P Jones looks back at a double anniversary for a Piper Vagabond. Collectair - More aeronautica from readers reviewed by Jeremy Collins. Airfield - Another part of the birthday 'package!, David Smith writes a 'Domesday Book' for then RAF, dateline April 1, 1918. Paddy Porter recalls Married Quarters through the eyes of a 'tennant'. Aviation Archaeology - The Spitfire from Crocodile Creek comes to the surface. Mike Searle reports. Preservation News - More happenings in the world of preservation. Engines - Paul Brindley outlines they mighty DB.600 series. Airshow 88 - Our full season calendar to help you plan the year ahead. Type Report - Peter R Arnold presents a 'special' on the Spitfires of Australia. Museums of the World - More colour from Le Bourget. FlyPost and Help! - More readers letters and comments. Front Cover - John Oaten's view of a camouflaged 5 Squadron Lightning F.6, taken from a rig on the Boscombe Down T.5 XS422. On page 7 we take a look at the lovely Lightning now that the end is near.