Volume 1 Number 6  (6 of 88)


This issue of Popular Flying magazine features the “Biggles” story


The Boob



This issue runs from page 313 to page 368 (56 pages)


Page 315 – Contents Page


Page 262 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns

(Subtitled Restrospection, Introspection, and Interception.  A note at the end says that “In view of Mrs. Bruce’s attempt to break the world’s endurance record, her regular editorial is omitted from this month’s issue)


Page 319 – Into the Blue – Arthur Cave


Page 322 – Where Stands the Zeppelin? – Capt. R. H. McIntosh and Hon. A. F. de Moleyns


Page 324 – My Most Thrilling Flight – Squadron-Leader B. J. W. Brady, DSM, RAF (Retired)

(This account was published in 1936 in the book ‘Thrilling Flights’ as the 7th of 20 accounts)


Page 326 – Aviation in the Colonies – British East Africa – Capt. C. E. Ward


Page 328 – England has Wakened Up




Page 330 – The Boob – A “Biggles” Story – William Earle

This Biggles story continues on page 331, 332 and 368

The illustrations are by Howard Leigh.

William Earle was, of course, a pseudonym for W. E. Johns, his first names being William Earl (without the ‘e’)

In August 1932 this story was published in the first Biggles book – “The Camels are Coming”


Page 333 – Ride ‘em Cloudboy – The Facts and Fakes of Flying Films by Andrew R. Boone


Page 272 – British Flying Schools No. 6 Reading Aerodrome – The Phillips and Powis School of Flying


Page 338 - Knights of the Air – Captain Rene Paul Fonck




Pages 340 and 341 - The Centre Pages – an uncredited illustration – ‘Interception – And All That’


Page 343 – Bon Voyage!


Page 345 – Falcons of France – A Thrilling Serial of War in the Air – Charles Nordhoff and J. N. Hall


Page 351 – The Motoring Airman


Page 354 – Models – The Next Best Thing


Page 356 – Planes of History – The R. E. 8


Page 358 – Told on the Tarmac


Page 360 – Round the Schools and Clubs


Page 364 – The World’s Mail ‘Planes – Alec Davis & Air Post Stamps – Francis J. Field


Page 367 – The Buyers’ Log – Aircraft for Sale – Where to Fly – Opportunities


Inside the back cover there is a John Hamilton advert for 17 of their books including The Pictorial Flying Course by H. M. Schofield and W. E. Johns and for back issues of the first two issues of Popular Flying Magazine “price 8d per copy, post free”.


Click here to see a much larger picture of the cover artwork – the artist is Howard Leigh