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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
REGULARS:

NEWS - All the latest preservation news from the UK and, around the world, presented by Tony Harmsworth
LOST AND FOUND - Philip Jarrett asks for help to identify a mystery 1920s bomber
CONTACTS - Paul Coggan comments on the preservation scene
SKYWRITERS - Readers' letters
FLYING VISIT - A potted interview with aerobatic pilot Mark Jefferies, by Melvyn Hiscock
PICTURE OF THE MONTH - This month's photograph features a Skyraider aboard HMS Eagle
LOOKING BACK - Nick Stroud browses in The Aeroplane of 56 years ago - March 1953
HIGH SOCIETY - The Miles Aircraft Collection is this month's subject
CROSSWIND - John Maynard's regular comment column


FEATURES:

YAK TO THE FUTURE - Paul Coggan looks at preserved, rebuilt and scratchbuilt Yak-3s, -9s and -11s around the world

AFTER THE FLOOD - Major Alan Thompson recounts the life of Guy Gibson VC in the years after the Dams Raid

IN THE WORKSHOP - Melvyn Hiscock visits Airframe Assemblies on the Isle of Wight

MOSQUITO UPDATE No 6 - Jack Meadows reports from Canada on the project to put Mosquito B.35 VR796 back in the air

THE MOSQUITO ...AS ONE PILOT SAW IT - In the final part of his series David Ogiivy explains the techniques required to fly ? and land ? the "Wooden Wonder" on one engine

CUTAWAY KINGS: ARTHUR BOWBEER - Tim Hall returns with a new episode in his occasional series on eminent aviation technical artists

OBITUARIES - Farewell salutes to Ann Welch OBE and Sqn Ldr Ken Brown CGM

A CENTURY OF ... AERODYNAMICS - Harry Praser-Mitchell encapsulates 100 years of the science of flight

CLAIMS TO FAME - In his second article reassessing the jaioneers who, some believe, flew before the Wrights, Philip Jarrett focuses on France's Clement Ader


GOMPER SWIFT PROFILE:

COMPANY HISTORY - Richard T. Riding recounts the life and career of Nicholas Comper, his company, and its most successful venture, the diminutive and popular C.L.A.7 Swift
SCALE DRAWINGS - Three-view drawings of the Pobjoy R-engined Swift and Gipsy Major-powered variant by Tim Hall
A STUDY IN SPRUCE - A detailed technical description of the Swift by Richard T. Riding PLUS performance data for the Swift with various engine configurations
COMPER SWIFT PRODUCTION - Richard T. Riding traces the individual histories of all 41 Comper Swifts known to have been built
POWERING THE SWIFT - The prototype Swift was built with the 35 h.p. ABC Scorpion, but it was the 75 h.p. Pobjoy R that became the type's standard engine. Richard T. Riding examines the various engines fitted to the Swift during its career
PILOT'S PERSPECTIVE - F.D. Bradbrooke flew the Swift for a report in the December 23, 1931 issue of The Aeroplane, and found himself "uncommonly pleased" with it
SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SWIFT? - Richard T. Riding reports from Grimsby, where Aviation Metalcraft fabricates the 800+ metal parts required to build a replica Comper Swift


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