Volume 5 Number 5 (53 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 of Popular Flying magazine contained a free supplementary print illustrated by Howard Leigh
The Great Arena
The opening phase of an air combat on the Western Front in 1918. A patrol of S.E.5’s engaging an enemy two-seater (Hannoverana) and its escort of Albatros Scouts.
This issue runs from page 229 to page 280 (52 pages)
Page 234 – Leaving their trails behind them – A photograph of the sky above Hendon during the smoke event
Page 235 – The Editor’s Cockpit – W. E. Johns
(Subtitled – Forever yesterday – Johns remembers his friends who died after seeing the planes at Hendon.
Overture to Gatwick – John remembers discussing its possibilities as a landing ground prior to becoming the Surrey Flying Club and now (in 1936) it is Gatwick Airport. I wonder what he would think of it today ……)
Page 237 – Transport Tropicaux – Mrs. Tony Spooner
Page 241 – Putting the New into New Guinea – James Bragg (who has been flying recently in Papua)
Page 245 – Three Months with an Aeroplane in the Bolivian Jungle – and a take-off on cow skins – Kurt Severin
Page 248 – Memories of 60 Squadron – Major W. E. Molesworth, M.C.
Page 251 – Gosport – S. Keith Jopp
Page 253 – Modern Aircraft – The Boulton & Paul “Overstrand”
Pages 254 and 255 – The Centre Pages – “All the Winners” – The King’s Cup Air Race 1922 - 1935
(On Page 274 is a list of all the King’s Cup Air Race winners from 1922 – 1935,
including the aeroplane, engine, pilot, registration lettering and racing number details.)
Page 256 – Flying Wires – From All Quarters
(These brief news items again make no reference to the very first Spitfire flight which took place on 5th March 1936)