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GENUINE BODNEY a€ BLUE NOSERa€
Richard Paver profiles P-51D Mustang 44-72216 Miss Helen and the 352nd Fighter Group CAPTAIN C.R. PITHEY DFC & BAR Norman Franks describes how, following the Armistice, luck just ran out for another experienced and decorated British airman A WHIRLWIND WAR Tony Harmsworth spoke to wartime Whirlwind pilot Flt Sgt George Wood about flying this single seat, twin-engined fighter in action THE AIRCRAFT OF J. SAMUEL WHITE & CO Pete London describes how a shipbuilding company turned its hand to designing and constructing aircraft between 1912 and 1919 RUNNING THE GAUNTLET Luigino Caliaro visited Finland to see the worlda€ s only Gloster Gauntlet which is kept in airworthy condition established 1911 TEMORA AVIATION MUSEUM Jarrod Cotter went on a€ walkabouta€ to see this amazing collection of airworthy aircraft in the Riverina region of NSW ENGINE TEST FACILITY a€ THE OLD SITE Malcolm Pembery continues his series of articles about the National Gas Turbine Establishment at Pyestock. This second feature describes how the Engine Test Facility came into being and outlines its fledgling years and break away from Farnborough, along with the initial buildings and the ethos behind it being subtly changed to allow full engine testing WARBIRDS DOWNUNDER Jarrod Cotter reports from Australiaa€ s biggest warbird gathering at Temora LATÃ COÃ^RE 631 This montha€ s Airliner Archive profiles an elegant looking flying-boat, but one which proved unreliable and uneconomical and was operated with little success between 1945 and 1950 FAIREY FLYCATCHER The very first single-seat shipboard fighter to achieve operational status during the post-First World War period, the Flycatcher proved to be an outstanding aircraft that helped to protect the Fleet into the 1930s. Bill Harrison describes in detail an aircraft compared to the Sopwith Pup for its docility and the Sopwith Camel for its excellent responsive manoeuvrability NEWS All the latest preservation news, compiled by Tony Harmsworth SKYWRITERS A readera€ s letter, plus Air Test and Aeronautical Amusement BOOK REVIEWS EVENTS Event listings for December 2012 FLYING VISIT Richard Piper, who displays his Harvard, Ryan PT-22, T-28 Fennec and also a Junkers CL.1 replica in the Great War Display Team, recently spoke to Gareth Stringer about his aviation career Register Review Mike Hooks presents our column on registration news Aircrew a€" AIR-TO-AIR PHOTOGRAPHER James Kightly takes a look at the work of those who capture stunning images of aircraft in their intended environment. Illustration by Ian Bott COMPETITION Win one of three 1:200 scale die-cast Concorde models worth over Ã
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