Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Grapevine - Our monthly review of happenings in the aircraft preservation world
Something special from Somerset - Part 2 - Terry Heffernan concludes his two-part account of the Westland Whirlwind long-range fighter/fighter bomber with its introduction into RAF service and subsequent use on operations. Where are they now?
The expanding years - Part 4 - L. F. E. Coombs continues his review of changes in aircraft and technology in the Royal Air Force during the years leading up to World War Two. This month he looks at the developments of 1938
Miles duo - In their day they were two a penny; today air-worthy Miles Messengers and Miles Geminis are rarer than Spitfires
Sing a song of shock-stall - Part 2 - Last month Roland Beamont described compressibility Trials in the Gloster Meteor in 1946. He now concludes his article with how, as chief test pilot of English Electric in 1947. he used his experience in preparation both for the Canberra programme and for a projected future RAF fighter
Photographic Competition - The Winners - The winning photographs in our recent photographic competition
Sparetime Navy fliers - Part 1 - On the eve of World War Two the Air Branch of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was very much the poor, small brother of the RAF's reserve force. Yet by 1945 RNVR personnel had become the mainstay of the AA and, with the arrival of peace, a nucleus of Volunteer Reserve units resumed their weekend flying for more than a decade. Their history is traced in this two-part article by Ray Sturtivant
Probe Probare No 10: Peterborough Ely - Alee Lumsden and Terry Heffernan look at one of the more unusual aircraft to pass through the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment; the Peterborough Ely, a licence-built development of the American Aeronca C-3
Preservation Profile - The life story of Douglas C-47B A65-71, preserved by'the Australian War Memorial at Canberra, Australia
Wings of Peace No 17: Junkers-Ju 52 - John Stroud describes the German Junkers- Ju 52 transport and its civil role between the wars
Personal Album - A collection of civil airliner photographs taken at Luqa in Malta
British pre-war ultra-light aircraft No 47: Vickers Viget - Richard Riding describes another contender in the 1923 Daily Mail lightplane trials
Twenty-six candles - Ex-ATA pilot Count Zichy recalls a wartime birthday party.