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Two downed heroes

In the Battle of Britain, 204 Messerschmitt Bf 109 pilots achieved five or more victories by October 31, 1940. A number of those would lose their lives afterwards and here, Chris Goss tells the stories of two such aces, who died on the same day...

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Bristol’s Blundered Brabazon

It was the largest and most complex commercial aircraft of its day – but it was a monumental failure, as Ken Ellis explains...

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How the Noorduyn Norseman changed wilderness aviation

Robert S Grant traces the career of Robert B C Noorduyn’s prototype Norseman CF-AYO – from its first flight during a chilly November morning to its tragic demise on a balmy August evening

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Tribute to Robert Pleming

Steve Beebee remembers the man behind British aircraft restoration’s greatest return to flight...

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Inside stories: North African air war

The desert skies of North Africa were perilous for Allied fighter pilots during the autumn of 1941. A fine example of the dangers they faced came on the morning of October 12, as Andrew Arthy explains...

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FlyPast May 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format

The Monday Military Aviation Quiz 34

Welcome to the 34th Monday Military Aviation Quiz! How well do you know your modern military aircraft? Test your aircraft recognition skills here!

Virgin Atlantic to host lockdown quiz with ultimate top prize

Once in a lifetime prizes are up for grabs, while the proceeds are set to go to charity

GAO recommends CH-53K production cap until testing is complete

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the US Navy caps the production of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopters to six aircraft per year until the platform completes initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E)

Air Canada officially unveils A220 retro livery

Ahead of its first flight, the specially painted jet breaks cover for the first time

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