Volume 4 Number 3 (39 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 113 to page 168 (56 pages)
Page 119 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns
(In an unsubtitled editorial Johns talks about the fear of war that is growing “I don’t want war; you don’t want war; no common citizen I know in any country in Europe wants war. Yet we are being headed straight for it. The Government knows it. Every Government in Europe knows it. Every man in the world who has any sort of brain to think with, knows it. But the war-makers won’t be killed. I shall be; and so will you. Yet we stand for it. What can we do about it? Nothing! Not a thing …….”)
Page 121 – German Air Force Equipment – What the Pilots of the New Circuses will fly – by our Special Correspondent
Page 124 – Premonition – A True Tale of 1916 – C. Riley
Page 127 – Holidays by Air (Continued) – Majorca and N. Africa – W. E. Johns (uncredited)
(This article includes photos of Johns and “Mrs W.E.J”. In fact, Johns was not married to Doris, his partner)
Page 130 – Training Without Power – Andrew R. Boone
“(United States Navy Pilots now begin Ab Initio Training in Gliders”)
Page 132 – My Most Thrilling Flight – Mrs. Keith Miller
(This account was not published in 1936 in the book ‘Thrilling Flights’)
Page 134 – Aviation and the Collector – by R. O.-S.
Page 137 – The Passarola – A quaint early Portuguese effort to achieve Flight
Pages 140 and 141 – The Centre Pages – Off Singapore – An illustration by Frank L. Westley
Page 142 – Recollections and Reflections on Historical Inaccuracy – A. J. Insall
Page 146 – Portraits for Posterity (No. 14) – Captain W. G. Barker, V.C., D.S.O., M.C.
(Major (he was later promoted) Barker survived the War with 52 confirmed victories.
He was killed whilst flying a civil aeroplane in Canada on March 12, 1930)
Page 148 – A photograph of some of the winning models in the recent “Skybirds” Competition, with the prizes they won
(You will notice two copies of “The Air V.C.’s” by W.E. Johns)
Page 149 – “Oupe F’r T’Coope” – The Coupe de France – W. Rigby
(“An Eyewitness Account of the Parisian International Model Aircraft Competition”)
On the back cover the usual John Hamilton advert is no longer there ……….