November 1934

Volume 3 Number 8  (32 of 88)




This issue of Popular Flying magazine features NO “Biggles” story.  The last “Biggles” story was published in the May 1934 issue



This issue runs from page 385 to page 440 (56 pages)





Page 385 – An Advert for MONOSPAR – an aircraft made by General Aircraft Limited


Page 388 – An Advert for WINGED WORDS – an entirely new range of Christmas Cards,

illustrated by Capt. W. E. Johns


Page 390 – Contents Page


Page 392 – “The Pathfinders” – First Flight from England to Australia – 12th November 1919


Page 393 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns

(Subtitled –Lest We Forget – this editorial is about the first flight to Australia)


Page 395 – Let’s Pull Ourselves Together – A Straight Talk On Air Racing – Nigel Tangye


Page 399 – The Route and its Alternatives – C. W. A. Scott




Page 404 – The Mac. Robertson International Air Races – List of Competitors

(The list of entries for the England – Australia Race)


Page 406 – Dawn Patrol – S. Keith Jopp


Page 408 – The Price of Fame – John C. Hook


Page 410 – Men of a New Calling – The Stationmasters of the Empire Airways – R. Brenard




Pages 412 and 413 – The Centre Pages – Planes and Personalities in the England – Australia Race




Page 414 – Portraits for Posterity (5) – The Zeppelin Fighters

(A Photograph of Lieut. William Leefe Robinson, V.C., R.F.C., 2nd Lieut. Wulstan Joseph Tempest, D.S.O., M.C., R.F.C., and 2nd Lieut. Frederick Sowery, D.S.O., M.C., A.F.C., R.F.C., and R.A.F.   All three of them together)


Page 415 – The Flying Dutchman – A Complete Short Story – Arthur Cave


Page 419 – A Storm in a Tunnel – L. G. Branson

(An article about the compressed air tunnel at the National Physical Laboratory)


Page 420 – Planes of History (No. 32) – The S.V.A. – illustrated by Howard Leigh


Page 421 – Under the Windstocking

(Readers’ Correspondence.  Conducted by the Editor)




Page 423 – Rolls-Royce Aero Engine Advert


Page 424 – Motor Mutterings – “Janus”


Page 430 – Notice.  My Most Thrilling Flight.

(This feature has not been discontinued but has been held over this month

 on account of the special Australian Race articles.  It will continue next month.)


Page 434 – The Aviation Bookshelf

(This includes a review of ‘Planes of the Great War’ by Howard Leigh)


Page 438 – Told on the Tarmac


Page 440 – The Buyers’ Log




On the back cover is the usual John Hamilton advert – for 10 of their books.

For the first time the dust jacket of every advertised book is illustrated in this advert.

Books include ‘Wings Flying Thrills’, ‘The Cockpit’, ‘The Pictorial Flying Course’ and ‘Fighting Planes and Aces’ by

W. E. Johns.


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