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Table of Contents—Aviation History, July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:36 pm
With this issue, 'Aviation History' is celebrating 25 years of publication.

We'd love to hear what you enjoy most about the magazine, what you like least, and what you hope to see in future issues.

Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:36 pm
Aviation History Reader Poll With this issue, Aviation History is celebrating 25 years of publication. We'd love to hear what you enjoy most about the magazine, what you like least, and what you hope to see in future issues. Share your …

Bata Lockheed Electra

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:06 pm
Bata's 1937 Lockheed 10A Electra helped pioneer the corporate airplane concept. Many of us assume that corporate flying was developed by Texas oil barons and Midwestern entrepreneurs during the 1930s, but it was a Czech shoe company, Bata, that pioneered …

Drones vs. Poachers

Published: May 04, 2015 at 12:55 pm
The drones are flown from a mobile command post. The Lindbergh Foundation Poachers are killing so many elephants and rhinos in Africa that biologists predict both species may soon be extinct without massive intervention. According to the Charles A. and …

Letters From Readers—July 2015

Published: May 04, 2015 at 12:41 pm
Readers share their insights on stories that appeared in 'Aviation History' Magazine.

Letter From Aviation History—July 2015

Carl von Wodtke | Published: May 04, 2015 at 11:58 am
This issue, our 150th, marks the completion of 25 years of publishing Aviation History (and its earlier incarnations, Aviation Heritage and Aviation).

Savannah’s Flying Fortress

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: May 04, 2015 at 1:07 am
Volunteers pose with 'City of Savannah' as it nears completion. Gulf Stream Aerospace They called it the Mighty Eighth—the Eighth Air Force, the most effective bomber force of World War II. Though "thousand-plane raids" are bruited as the criterion of …

Making 'The Blue Max'

Don Hollway | Published: May 01, 2015 at 11:35 am
Filmed 50 years ago, long before the advent of CGI, "The Blue Max" required two air forces built from scratch.

The Other Cactus Air Force

Lawrence Spinetta | Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:36 pm
The contributions of the Army Air Forces were vital to victory at Guadalcanal

Letters from Readers—Aviation History, May 2015

Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm
Readers share their thoughts and insights on previously published Aviation History stories.

Letter from Aviation History—May 2015

Carl von Wodtke | Published: March 11, 2015 at 3:02 pm
What’s the difference between a restored airplane and a replica? How far should a restorer go to preserve original components, and do remanufactured parts make a warbird less authentic?

Third Time’s the Charm?

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 11, 2015 at 2:51 pm
Britain's most star-crossed restoration project is back in the air.

Smithsonian Treasures on Display

Published: March 11, 2015 at 2:50 pm
A recent media preview at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Udvar-Hazy Center provided an opportunity to check out some fascinating projects.

Immaculate Restorations

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 11, 2015 at 2:50 pm
MeierMotors, thanks to PRman/webmaster Matthias Dorst, has flooded warbird forums with photos of MM’s restorers at work on a variety of notable airplanes.

Herk Rescue Mission

Published: March 11, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Former hostages and rescuer reunite near Secord's C-130 in 2013. Mack Secord On November 24, 1964, Mrs. Marilyn Wendler was an 11-year-old missionary's daughter scrambling aboard a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules piloted by Captain Mack Secord, of the 464th …

The Miraculous Mosquito

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: January 08, 2015 at 4:06 pm
De Havilland's versatile Wooden Wonder racked up an admirable combat record within a remarkably short timespan
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