James Hay Stevens

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James Hay Stevens (10 November 1913 - 1973)[1] C.Eng, FRAeS,[2] was an aviation journalist, editor of Aircraft Engineering (1945-1957) magazine, illustrator and pilot. He created the Skybirds range of 1:72 scale model aircraft kits produced by A. J. Holladay & Co., the same scale later being adopted by Airfix.[3][4] Between 1938-1939 he contributed articles and illustrations to Air Stories magazine,[5] and between 1959-1967, he contributed articles to the newspaper The Times.[6]

In 1933 he attended the College of Aeronautical Engineering in Chelsea, earning a first-class diploma for practice and theory.[2]

He lived in Borehamwood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flight International, 15 March 1973 (page 366)
  2. ^ a b Air pictorial: journal of the Air League (1973), Volume 35 (page 146)
  3. ^ New Scientist, 12 August 1971. (page 376)
  4. ^ Arthur Ward, The Boys' Book of Airfix: Who Says You Ever Have to Grow Up?, Publisher: Random House, 2009, ISBN 0-09-192898-2, ISBN 978-0-09-192898-8, 192 pages (page 49)
  5. ^ "James Hay Stevens", Phil Stephensen-Payne website, retrieved 20 October 2011.
  6. ^ The Times (London): "Building Aircraft" Tuesday, 1 September 1959, pg. 13; Issue 54554. "Supersonic Traval" Thursday, 1 September 1960; pg. 4, Issue 54865. "The Supersonic Airliner" Friday, 31 August 1962; pg. 8, Issue 55484. "It is Subsonic for the Majority in the Next Decade" Thursday, 25 April 1963; pg. iii, Issue 55684. "Vertical And Short Take-Off" Thursday, 6 June 1963; pg. x, Issue 55720. "Blowing Themselves Up" Tuesday, 21 July 1964; pg. iii, Issue 56069. "Some British Firsts In The JET Field." Friday, 30 September 1966; pg. 14, Issue 56750. "V.T.O.L.... early" Thursday, 25 May 1967; pg. vi, Issue 56950.

Bibliography[edit]

  • James Hay Stevens, The shape of the aeroplane, Publ. Hutchinson 1953, 302 pages
  • James Hay Stevens, Maurice F. Allward, How and why of aircraft and their engines, Publisher Putnam, 1952, 124 pages
  • James Hay Stevens, Aircraft recognition test and cut-away drawings of Spitfire, Hurricane and Lysandeer, Publ. Air Training Corps Gazette, 1941
  • James Hay Stevens, Scale model aircraft, Publisher J. Hamilton ltd., 1933, 88 pages