Aeroplane Monthly 1974-11
News Spotlight
The Lockheed SR-71A that appeared at Farnborough is seen leaving Mildenhall on September 12, 1974. Capt Buck Adams and Maj Bill Machorek flew the aircraft 5,645 miles from a notional London radar gate to Los Angeles in 3hr 47min, giving an average groundspeed of 1,480 m.p.h.
The Tupolev Tu-95 “Bear” long range reconnaissance aircraft was intercepted by Lightnings of 23 Squadron from RAF Leuchars recently.
Lysander N7791 taxies in at Santa Monica after its first flight. It took owner/pilot Dwight Brooks two years to restore the aircraft to flying condition
The Shuttleworth Gladiator is flying again after a complete rebuild. It has been repainted as L8032 and is seen being flown by Dick Martin at Old Warden.
The two Bulldog T1s that comprise the Bulldog Aerobatic Team frolicking near their base at RAF Church Fenton, Yorkshire.
The 20ft span 3/8 scale Fw190 preparing for its first flight on August 21, 1974. It was built by War Air Replicas of Santa Paula, California. The successful flight was made by Mira Slovak.
The first Teledyne Ryan YQM-98A Compass Cope R remotely piloted vehicle made a 1hr 48min maiden flight at Edwards AFB on August 17, 1974, reaching an altitude of 25,000ft and a speed of 200 m.p.h.