1930s

Rare WACO to be auctioned in UK

Car & Classic is set to auction a rare, restored piece of American aviation history, a 1932-built WACO OEC biplane

Historic Aviation Quiz: Fighters of the 1930s

With the shadow of world war growing on the horizon during the 1930s, aircraft designers and manufacturers worked to push the boundaries of fighter aviation – especially when it came to the development of all metal skins, retractable undercarriage, more powerful powerplants and increased armament capabilities. But can you recognise these lesser-known fighters of the 1930s?

Historic Aviation Quiz: Trainers of the 1930s

With the shadow of conflict appearing on the horizon throughout the 1930s, aircraft designers and manufacturers continued to push the boundaries of aviation - especially when it came to the development of bombers with all metal skins, retractable undercarriage, more powerful powerplants and increased armament capabilities. This resulted in an influx of training types across the globe. Can you recognise these lesser-known trainers from across a decade defined by global economic and political crisis?

Historic Aviation Quiz: Bombers of the 1930s

As the shadow of a world war conflict grew throughout the 1930s, aircraft designers and manufacturers continued to push the boundaries of aviation - especially when it came to the development of bombers with all metal skins, retractable undercarriage, more powerful powerplants and increased armament capabilities. Can you recognise these lesser-known bombers from across the 1930s?

Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1930s

Can you identify these sports aircraft from across the 1930s?

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What is it like to fly the delectable Miles Falcon?

Anyone who has been fortunate enough to fly a vintage aircraft will know that, just occasionally, magic moments of total timelessness occur. I experienced such an event several years ago while flying Peter Holloway’s beautiful Miles Falcon...

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PERSONAL ALBUM: THIRTIES’ CROYDON

Many years ago, reader John Evans was loaned a large collection of black and white negatives...

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FRIENDLY INVASION

When German aircraft came to York in 1937, they did so in friendship...

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Supermarine's superior Southampton flying boat

Supermarine Southampton - an era-defining flying boat that changed Supermarine’s fortunes...

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‘UPSIDE DOWN PANG’

When Clyde Pangborn crossed the Pacific in 1931, his fame was fleeting...