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Table of Contents – March 2010 Aviation History

1/8/2010 • AVH Issues, Letters and Issues

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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.




By Mark Wolverton
Hendon’s Handley-Page Halifax

By Robert Guttman
Caproni Stipa: Roll out the barrel

By Bethany Robinson
Pioneer North Sea flier Tryggve Gran


Letter From Aviation History



By Bernard Dy

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Aero Poster



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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