"Plane Views" was a monthly
feature of Flying Age magazine, with this installment being from the December
1945 issue. Flying Aces changed its name to Flying Age in the
middle of 1944, probably to focus on the rapidly advancing aeronautical technology
prompted by World War II. Whereas Flying Aces was full of fictional
stories of flying aces during World War I and the interim up though the middle
of World War II - along with plans for airplane models - Flying Age
was essentially an entirely new magazine with very little in the way of model aviation
and none of the adventure stories. Many Flying Aces readers were highly
upset at the extreme change, especially since it essentially abandoned the Flying
Aces Club as well. The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) had no involvement with
either the Flying Aces or the Flying Age magazines. In fact, I
don't recall the AMA ever being mentioned. The AMA had its own magazine that went
by various titles over the years, including
American Aircraft Modeler,
and its present incarnation,
Piper L-14 Army Cruiser
The victor is home from the wars. This Superfortress
gliding over the Saipan scrub was one of those that blasted the Japanese to surrender
in the last days of the war.
Acme photo (left)
Wingside view of the Globemaster, Douglas
DC-7, which will fly non-stop for 7,500 miles at 300 miles an hour. Airliner will
carry 108 passengers, crew of thirteen. (right)
A pattern of Gloucester Meteors, Britain's new jets, fills the sky in first of
jet formation shots.
Associated Press photo (left)
Palms and a plane make a picture as a Lib
wings over the Marianas.
International News photo (left)
A trim single-engined Coast Guard scout
plane skims the mountains of the Arctic.
Wide World photo (right)
The Aries, Britain's Lancaster bomber, modified
for exploratory arctic flight.
British Combine photo (left)
Coming down gently is this Spencer-Larsen
amphibian, predecessor of the Seabee, with engine in hull and propeller, double
shaft, landing gear at rear wheel float.
Haus Groenhoff photo (right)
Posted May 13, 2023