The Aviation Historian Issue 26

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Demonstrating the astonishing pace at which technology moved in the “Century of Aviation”, 2019 marks 50 years since the first flight of Concorde, which regularly retraced Alcock and Brown’s transatlantic steps in little more than 3hr. And that’s not to mention mankind finally reaching the Moon in July 1969. With so much to celebrate – and so much still to explore – let’s get going with this first 2019 edition of The Aviation Historian, our 26th quarterly issue! It contains its own celebratory flourish, in the shape of a double gatefold which opens out to reveal details of the RAF Far East Flight’s tour to Australia in 1927–28. Our cover story this time features test pilot Wg Cdr James Addams. Never heard of him? That’s because he was a rare beast – a Brit who was posted to California in 1938 and played a major role in evaluating American aircraft for possible adoption by the RAF. Matt Bearman describes how he was instrumental in rejecting the Lockheed P-38 Lightning for British use.
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