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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, August 2002 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
GALLIC GATHERING - Melvyn Hiscock reports from La Fene-Alais in France on this year's Salis Collection airshow
DOUBLE VISION - Air-to-air pictures and the full story on contraprop Spitfire XIX PS890, by Michael O'Leary
A GREAT VINTAGE - Splendid photographs from this year's Great Mintage Flying Weekend at Kemble, by Cliff Knox
THE SABRE KNIGHTS - Craig Blundred spotlights the forgotten USAF Sabre acrobatic team ? and reveals a British connection
SPOTTING - 70 YEARS AGO - With aircraft spotters still in the news after the Greek court case, Richard T. Riding recounts how the hobby captivated his father in the 1920 and 1930s
SQUADRON'S LEARNING CURVE - Timothy O'Bricn unravels the story behind a broken World War one gun-carriage wheel

TYPE HISTORY - Michael Bowyer, author of The Stirling Story, traces the genesis and development of the innovative RAF bomber
ANATOMY - A technical description of the Stirling, with previously unpublished interior photographs from Aeroplane's archive
IN SERVICE - The big bomber's surprisingly varied RAF career detailed by Michael Bowyer
CUTAWAY - By J.H. Clark
PILOT'S PERSPECTIVE - Michael Bowyer collects ex-aircrew opinions on the Stirling, and describes what it was like to fly
SECRET STIRLINGS - Jonathan Falconer relates the often hair-raising Special Duties sorties undertaken by Stirling squadrons to keep the French Resistance supplied
THE ELECTRIC WONDER - Reg Butler, an ex-crew chief with 218 Sqn, explains the drawbacks of working on the RAF's tallest bomber
THE ATA ANGLE - Former Air Transport Auxiliary pilot Lettice Curris provides the ferrv pilot's viewpoint
THE STIRLING PROJECT - The plan 10 build a Sliding from scratch, by project Design Officer Peter Howell

Also in this section:

ROLLING A LANC - Alex Henshaw, who test-flew Lancasters and Spitfires at the Castle Bromwich, factory, tells us how it was done
BOMBER CHRONOLOGY - A month-by-month summary of Bomber Command ops
HIGH SOCIETY - The Bomber Command Association is clearly the appropriate choice as this month's subject

NEWS - All the latest preservation news from the UK and around the world, presented by Tony Harmsworth
LOST AND FOUND - Philip Jarret puzzles over a graffiti-covered Mosquito
CONTACT! - Paul Coggan comments of the preservation scene
SKYWRITERS - Readers' letters
FLYING VISIT - A potted interview with Tony Bianchi, by Melvyn Hiscock
PICTURE OF THE MONTH - This month we have selected a Westland Wyvem on HMS Eagle
LOOKING BACK - Nick Stroud browses in The Aeroplane of 70 years ago: August 1932
CROSSWIND - Comment columnist John Maynard concludes our special Bomber Command issue
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