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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, October 2000 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
INTRODUCTION - Setting the scene for the second half of Aeroplane's anniversary coverage
TURNING THE TIDE - Dr Alfred Price turns the clock back to September 15, 1940 - commemorated ever since as Battle of Britain Day
NO LONGER MISSING - Andy Saunders recounts the last flight of 257 Sqn Battle of Britain Hurricane pilot Fit Lt Hugh Beresford in September 1940, and the rediscovery and excavation of the crash site 40 years later
LOOKING BACK - Glenn Sands delves into The Aeroplane's issues of October 1940, 60 years ago
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST - Hurricane, Spitfire, Bf 109 - they all fought in the Battle of Britain, but which was the best? David Baker addresses the thorny question
DOWNED! - Photographs of Luftwaffe aircraft shot down during the Battle, from a new book by Roy Nesbit
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CAMERA - Built for photo-reconnaissance, Spitfire Mk XI PL983 became a racer and a display aircraft, and now it has been put back in the air in Kent to mark the Battle of Britain anniversary, as former wartime ATA pilot Lettice Curtis ? who raced it in 1948 ? reports
BATTLE OF BRITAIN CHRONOLOGY - Aeroplane's pull-out chart of those four momentous months in 1940, compiled by the editorial staff
HISTORIC COLOUR - More rare early colour photography from Philip Jarrett's archives: this month, the Hawker Hurricane
ONE OF THE FEW - Surviving Battle of Britain veteran Gp Capt Dennis "Hurricane" David CBE DFC & Bar AFC is profiled by John Golley and Glenn Sands
HIGH SOCIETY - The Spitfire Society is this month's subject
LESSONS FROM HISTORY - How is the Battle of Britain being taught to Britain's schoolchildren? Tony Harmsworth investig|tes
PRIVATE RYANS - Michael O'Leary reports on a newly-rebuilt Ryan STA
FROM CRANWELL TO WALVIS BAY - D.R. Ockleton concludes his two-part account of the Fairey Long-Range Monoplane's 5,340-mile non-stop flight from Britain to South Africa in 1933. Scale drawings by Joe Picarella
RADIO CITY - Stephen Pope recounts Air Signaller training at Swanton Morley in the late 1940s and early 1950s
BEFORE THEY WERE SPACEMEN - In our third article on the previous careers of well-known astronauts, Patrick Boniface profiles Gordon Cooper ? who famously fell asleep while waiting for blast-off
PIKA - Dr Denis O'Brien traces the history of the piloted prototype of the GAP Jindivik target aircraft, which first flew 50 years ago
MEETING THE PILOTS - A picture report from Aeroplane's event at Brooklands on July 15
NEWS - All the latest preservation news from the UK and around the world, presented by Tony Harmsworth ? including the latest events diary
SKYWRITERS - Readers' letters
ARMCHAIR AVIATION - Reviews of a selection of the latest books
QUESTIONS IN THE AIR - More questions and answers from readers on a wide variety of topics, compiled by Mike Hooks
AEROPLANE SERVICES - How to obtain Aeroplane subscriptions, binders and other goodies
CROSS WIND - Comment columnist John Maynard assesses the outcome and legacy of the Battle of Britain competitions/offers
WIN BATTLE OF BRITAIN MODELS - Aeroplane has two limited-edition pewter collectors' models from Diverse Images to give away - a Spitfire and a Bf 109
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