Aviation Articles

The real ‘Masters of the Air’

With Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ hugely anticipated ‘Masters of the Air’ finally hitting TV screens across the world, ‘FlyPast’ shares views captured of the ‘The Mighty Eighth’ in England while executing the daylight strategic bombing campaign across Nazi-occupied Europe.

Hawker Typhoon rebuild recommences

After a two year hiatus, work has recommenced to return Hawker Typhoon RB396 to the skies

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Life as a Victor Air Electronics Officer

Squadron Leader Mike Beer MBE tells FlyPast what life was like as an Air Electronics Officer on the Handley Page Victor.

Vickers Valiant – a brief history

The origins and history of the Valiant

Historic Aviation Quiz: Racing aeroplanes of the 1920s & 1930s

Speed was a key development in aviation - and from speed comes racing! Can you recognise these racing types from the 1920s & 1930s?

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The F-104C Starfighter in Vietnam - the right jet at the wrong time?

FlyPast scrutinizes the genesis of the F-104C and its first deployment into the skies of Vietnam with the 476th Tactical Fighter Squadron...

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Was the TSR.2 a political disaster?

In March 2000, former TSR.2 chief test pilot Roland ‘Bee’ Beamont aired his eye-opening views on the project – and pulled no punches! FlyPast shares some of his opinions and recollections

Sunken Spitfire recovery appeal launched

A group in North Yorkshire led by David Daniells believes that it has pinpointed the site of a wartime Spitfire crash on the Norfolk Broads. It is currently raising funds to conduct a professional survey in order to establish the extent of any remains…

Curtain call for Gatwick’s Dart Herald?

The UK Heritage Aviation Trust (UKHAT) – which aims to “pay tribute to those that designed, built, maintained and flew the aircraft that once graced our skies” – have announced it is no longer in a position to save Handley Page Dart Herald G-CEXP…

Phantom completed for memorial display

Atlanta-based company Ponsford has completed refurbishment work on McDonnell Douglas RF-4C Phantom 67-0438, which was recently installed at the East Mississippi Veterans Memorial Park...