Aeroplane Monthly 1989-05
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G.Levett - From Penguin into Eagle (4)
The pilot of a Hurricane I watches as a nine-aircraft formation passes overhead. The author did around eight hours’ training on Hurricanes, mainly formation flying and unauthorised dogfights.
Pupils under training in 10 EFTS Tigers at RAF Yatesbury in August (April ???) 1940. Note the blind flying hoods folded down behind the rear cockpits.
Typical of almost every EFTS is this scene at No 10 EFTS, RAF Yatesbury in August 1940.
A pupil preflighting a Tiger Moth at Yatesbury in August 1940.
Line-up of Master Is. The prototype first flew in 1938 but by the time war broke out in September 1939 only a handful were in service. Masters of No 5 EFTS are pictured here.
Closely resembling the Miles M.9 Kestrel, the Master I was powered by a derated Rolls-Royce Kestrel XXX, making it 70 m.p.h. slower than its predecessor. Its handling characteristics made it an ideal fighter trainer.