Table of Contents – March 2010 Aviation History

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FEATURES

Designer-Pilot Kurt Tank
By Stephan Wilkinson
The man behind the fearsome Focke-Wulf Fw-190 was just as at home at the controls as he was at the drawing board.

Top Ten Best and Worst Aviation Movies
By Walter J. Boyne
The good, the bad and the just plain ugly take flight on the silver screen.

Return to Gordisa
By Gary Wright
A B-24 tail-gunner reflects on the most harrowing flight of his life.

Rescue at 32,000 Feet
By Warren E. Thompson
Thunderjet wingmen come to the aid of their unconscious flight leader.

The Making of a War Hero
By James K. Libbey
World War I naval ace Alexander de Seversky refused to let losing a leg handicap him in the cockpit.

DEPARTMENTS  

Mailbag

Briefing

Restored
By Mark Wolverton
Hendon’s Handley-Page Halifax

Extremes
By Robert Guttman
Caproni Stipa: Roll out the barrel

Aviators
By Bethany Robinson
Pioneer North Sea flier Tryggve Gran

 

Letter From Aviation History

Flashback

Reviews

Airware
By Bernard Dy

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Aero Poster

ONLINE EXTRAS

Discussion:

In this issue, contributing editor Walter J. Boyne offers up his picks for the 10 best and 10 worst aviation movies ever made. Let us know which of your favorite flying films should have made the cut but didn’t, and which movies you would add to the aviation hall of shame. Click here to share your comments.

 

 

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