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Aeroplane Monthly Magazine, April 2008 Issue

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Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
The Atomic Mustangs of Emu - Geoff Goodall relates the story of the RAAF Mustangs used during the testing of British atomic weapons in Australia's outback in the late 1950s
To the Top of the World - 75 years ago an all-British team made the first flight over Mount Everest - Derek James recounts an epic adventure to the world's highest peak
Hooked on Classics - The ever-rising tide of costs and bureaucracy means some tough decisions for operators of vintage aircraft in the near future. Tim Skeet reports from AirAtlantique, home to a unique collection of historic types
Tribute to a Trailblazer - Anthony Harmsworth previews preparations for the upcoming Alex Henshaw exhibition in the RAF Museum's Milestones of Flight building
June Bug Rides Again - Richard T. Riding concludes his two-part account of his father's 1939 odyssey around the airfields of Britain, before the war stopped civil flying
Flying Down to Rio - In 1959-60, Handley Page employee Johnny de Uphaugh joined a Dart Herald sales tour - and soon found himself in exotic places with the rich and famous
Wot, no propellers? - Happily flying Mosquitoes in the early 1950s, David Ogiivy describes being initiated into the new world of jets when - gulp! - a Meteor T.7 arrived at his unit
Mosquito Update - No 10 - A progress report on BobJens's rebuild of his Mosquito B.35 in Canada, as well as an update on Jerry Yagen's FB.26

News - All the latest preservation news, compiled by Tony Harmsworth
Dogfight - Should rare historic aircraft be flown? Andy Sephton and Robert F. Dorr air their opposing views in a Junkers ju 52
From the Archives - Nick Stroud revisits the aviation news and issues of 90 years ago- 1918
Readers'Archive - ReaderJohn Candy's photographs from his time as a flight mechanic at RAF Santa Cruz, India, during 1945-46.
Picture of the Month - A classic study of the Gloster Meteor F.8, from The Aeroplane of May 1951
Skywriters - A selection of readers' letters on a wide range of topics
Flying Visit - Melvyn Hiscock talks to ex-BAC test pilot and former commercial pilot Peter Hoar about his flying career
Crosswind - John Fricker provides sideways comment on the aviation world

DATABASE: Photo-recce Spitfires
Spitfire specialist Dr ALFRED PRICE details the genesis and development of the photo-reconnaissance variants of Supermarine's elegant fighter:
- How one RAF officer's dogged determination led to the PR Spitfire
- Scale drawings-the Type C.PR.XI, FR.XIVE and PR.XIX, by Juanita Franzi
- The development of the Merlin-engined PR Spitfires, up to the Mk XI
- The Mk XI in detail PLUS cutaway
- The introduction of Rolls-Royce's Griffon engine: more power, more variants
- What was it like to fly on a PR Spitfire sortie, unarmed and alone?
- A full listing of PR Spitfire survivors

NAVIGATOR: Our Navigator section at the back of the magazine tells you all you need to know about what to buy and where to go:
- Three Greens
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- Flyleaves - classic book reviwv
- Airshows and Events
- Registration Update
- Information Exchange
- Aeroplane services - back-issues, subscriptions, binders, newsagent order form, annual index and more
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