Volume 2 Number 6 (18 of 88)
This issue of Popular Flying magazine features the “Biggles” story
The Blue Orchid
This issue runs from page 293 to page 348 (56 pages)
Page 294 – Contents Page
Page 297 – Who’s Who in Aviation - A Photographic Portrait of The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mottistone of Mottistone
(better known as Fighting Jack Seely) – Chairman of the Air League of the British Empire
Page 298 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns
(Subtitled – Lift Up Your Eyes – “Shall England dream when days demand her watchful and awake?”)
This Biggles story continues on pages 302, 303 and 340
The illustrations are by Edward Oldham.
W. E. Johns is not credited at all on this story.
(This article is by his mother who organised a Richthofen Exhibition
on the fifteenth anniversary of his death on 21st April 1918)
(This article is all about different internal-combustion engines used for flying)
Page 336 – The Aviation Bookshelf
Page 338 – Under the Windstocking
Page 342 – Air Post Stamps – A Tragic Flight – The Lithuanian Transatlantic Mail Stamps
Page 345 – Parliamentary Paragraphs – Aviation News from the House of Commons
(Discussions in the House include ones that are still with us today
– Annoyance caused by Low Flying and More Complaints about Engine Noise)
Page 347 – The Buyers’ Log
On the back cover is the usual John Hamilton advert – this time for 15 of their books.
Including – “The Spy Flyer” by Flying Officer W. E. Johns (still not The Spy FlyerS) and the now correctly titled Cruise of the Condor by Flying Officer W. E. Johns – the second Biggles book published in August 1933.
‘Wings: Flying Adventures’ edited by Flying Officer W. E. Johns is also advertised as is ‘The Pictorial Flying Course’ by Schofield and Johns.
Click here to see a much larger picture of the cover artwork – the artist is Frank L. Westley
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