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Air Classics October 2019

 

ON THE COVER:

 

Joel Swager pilots the Sanders Aeronautics’ Grumman Avenger near Ione, California, during late July 2019. Photography by Mark Watt

 

OTHER FEATURES:

 

ROSCOE!

Part One of a detailed history involving Roscoe Turner and his Wedell-Williams Model 44 and LTR-14 racers / by Kenneth D. Wilson

 

THE IONE COD

Sanders Aeronautics is now operating a beautifully restored Grumman Avenger — but it is an Avenger with a difference / by Mark Watt

 

MISSION MOST HAZARDOUS

USMC photographer David Douglas Duncan wanted to capture a very certain image with his cameras but he probably did not realize just how difficult — and dangerous — the mission would be / by Cory Graff

 

MATTER OF DECEPTION

How  the Japanese created decoy aircraft in the hope of luring American fighters to their doom / by Howard Carter

 

WARBIRD & CLASSIC REPORT

We visit the Stinson fly-in, get an update on the Mitsubishi A6M3 Hamp restoration, and go aloft for the first flight of a Ryan NYP replica

GATHERING OF CLASSICS

HAMP MOVES FORWARD

RYAN NYP AIRBORN

 

DOWN MEMORY’S RUNWAY

Rare photographs from aviation’s glorious history / by Norm Taylor

 

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