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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, August 2009 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Flying the Cold War Front Line - Mike McEvoy, former Hunter driver with 2nd TAF in West Germany, recalls being young and in love ? with the Hunter
The Hunter in detail - Mike Badrocke's superbly detailed Hunter FGA.9 cutaway
Sand, Sweat and Hunters - Ex-Hunter FR.10 pilot Nigel Walpole explains how the RAF Airfield Construction Branch made Hunter ops possible in the Middle East in the 1960s
Hunter centrespread pull-out poster - An exclusive two-Hunter study from the lens of Richard Paver
The Dream Hunters - Tim Skeet profiles DeltaJets, the Kemble-based Hunter and vintagejet specialists

Other Features:
A Tragedy of Errors - In this month's Hidden History Robert F. Dorr reveals both sides of the story of the air combat event of the Second World War which nobody talks about; the "friendly fire" incident in which two dozen USAAF C-47s were shot down - by the US Navy
Bleriot - Man of La Manche - Louis Bleriot: pioneer of over-water flying and fervent non-swimmer. Philip Jarrett sifts fact from myth in the story of the great man's Channel flight 100 years ago
Shooting Lili - In 1968 pilot-for-hire Charles Boddington flew the tricky flying sequences for the Julie Andrews film Darling Lili. His son, display pilot Matthew, shares his memories of visiting the set as a boy, along with his father's stunning collection of colour photographs taken while filming
A Twenties Twosome - A splendid photograph, plus report, by Steven Jefferson, of BAE Systems' Blackburn B-2 and D.H.60 Cirrus Moth duo, now based together at Old Warden

News - All the latest preservation news, compiled by Tony Harmsworth
Where on Earth? - The virtual search is on for a DC-6B in Slovenia, with Peter Davison
Picture of the Month - Your chance to buy an evocative image of a Hawker Hunter FR.10
From the Archives - Nick Stroud revisits the aviation news and issues of 65 years ago -1944
Readers'Archive - A colourful selection of photographs, sent in by reader Jorge J. Suarez
Crosswind - John Fricker provides sideways comment on the aviation world
Skywriters - A selection of readers' letters on a wide range of topics
Flying Visit - Melvyn Hiscock puts his usual questions to Roger Milburn
Hairy Moment - Our regular spot for your historic-aviation close calls

The Gloster Grebe:
Gloster specialist DEREK JAMES tells the full story of the company's little-celebrated Grebe fighter - the RAF's first post-First World War operational biplane fighter:
- Genesis - the development of Henry Folland's High Lift Biplane wing
- Scale drawings byJuanita Franzi
- Anatomy of a diving bird - the small and agile Grebe in technical detail
- Development - preparing the Grebe for its introduction into RAF service
- Service history - includes full colour squadron markings by Juanita Franzi
- The New Zealand Grebes

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