November 1935

Volume 4 Number 8  (44 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 409 to page 464 (56 pages)


Page 412 – Contents Page

(The contents page is on the same page as a small photograph of a aeroplane unloading in (apparently) India)




Page 414 – Still Going Strong – A photograph of Ernst Udet, Germany’s leading surviving war ace in “Wonder of Flight”)


Page 415 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns

(Subtitled “Here and There”.  “Without doubt or question England is, at this moment of history, the most comfortable country in the world in which to live ………”  Johns talks about his latest holiday abroad)


Page 418 – Why Not a 200-Ton Flying Boat – William Courtenay


Page 422 – Rockets – Ancient Art and Modern Science – Willy Ley (Ex Vice President of the German Rocket Society)


Page 426 – The Sea Scout or “Blimp” – Capt. J. A. Sinclair

(“A brief account of an Aircraft that did much useful work at a critical period”)




Page 429 – Portraits for Posterity (No. 16) – Major Lionel Wilmot Brabazon Rees, V.C.


Page 430 – Obliteration – In Four Instalments – A serial story of a famous war-time incident – More photographs


Page 432 – Where Stands the “Pou”? – Capt. C. E. Ward


Page 435 – My Most Thrilling Flight – Hedge-Hopping Across Ireland – Victor A. Lewis

(This account was not published in 1936 in the book ‘Thrilling Flights’)




Pages 436 and 437 – The Centre Pages – Flea-Bitten Enthusiasts! – An illustration by Frank L. Westley


Page 438 – Flying Wires – From Home Airports


Page 440 – Para-Shoots – Drops of International News


Page 442 – Stratosphere Flight – In the Imagination of our Ancestors – Michael Lorant


Page 444 – Model Models – A page of photographs taken at the Sir John Shelly Cup Competition – by R. Treacher


Page 445 – The Leopard’s Spots – A Complete Story – Kenneth Fenwick


Page 447 – How to Build your “Flying Flea” – W. G. Laidlaw




Page 451 – More Smiles!


Page 452 – Under the Windstocking

(“Conducted by the Editor”

One letter says “….. I am enclosing a snap I took, out at Mascot, of an old Sopwith “Dove”, which you may also like to publish, as I’m sure it will be of interest to other readers”.  Johns comments “Many readers will be astonished to know that some of these old machines are still flying.  I was”)


 Page 454 – Aviation Bookshelf

(Reviews include “The New Book of the Air” compiled by Howard Leigh.  Johns comments in his review “I’ll go as far as to say that it would be difficult to improve on, for Mr. Howard Leigh, whose work is well known to readers of Popular Flying, seems to have reaped the cream off the aviation literature milk jar, so to speak, although modesty compels me to say that I do not include the Biggles story that I contributed to it in that extravagant observation”)


Page 464 – The Buyers’ Log


On the back cover at the very bottom, the small print confirms the change of publishers.  Whereas previous issues were published by Weldons Limited, 30-32 Southampton Street, Strand, London.  W.C.2, now Popular Flying is published by C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 18 Henrietta Street, Strand, London. W.C.2


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

The picture is titled “All about the Flea”