Aviation Articles

Devotion: have you seen it?

FlyPast’s Jamie Ewan reviews one of the most anticipated war films of recent years – Devotion

Historic Aviation Quiz: US F-104 Edition

With January 28, 2023 marking the 65th anniversary of the first production Lockheed F-104A Starfighter being delivered to the United States Air Force (USAF), we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to Lockheed’s ‘missile with a man in it’…

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Have you heard of the other Loch Ness ‘monster’?

In the very first issue of FlyPast, it was described as the “most ambitious aviation archaeological project ever undertaken”. Jamie Ewan recounts the quite incredible story of 'R-for-Robert' – the bomber that finally came home...

Historic Aviation Quiz: Sports aircraft of the 1930s

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

Historic Aviation Quiz: US Navy Phantom Edition

With January 12, 2023 marking the 50th anniversary of a United States Navy (USN) F-4 Phantom claiming the 197th and final US air-to-air ‘kill’ of the Vietnam War, we dedicate this week’s Historic Aviation Quiz to McDonnell Douglas’ ‘Double Ugly’ in USN service...

Historic aviation quiz: 1940s Japanese aircraft

How good is your aircraft recognition? Can you recognise these Japanese types from 1940s?

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The ultimate Avro Vulcan survivors guide…

FlyPast's Jamie Ewan provides a rundown of the complete Vulcans surviving worldwide

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Keeping the Vulcan ‘howl’ alive… but how do you do it?

Jamie Ewan dropped in on the Vulcan Restoration Trust to get an update on Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426, now that the revered jet is in anew hangar at London’s Southend Airport

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How close can you can get to a fire breathing English Electric Lightning? This close!

FlyPast associate editor Jamie Ewan caught up with the Lightning Preservation Group during its eagerly anticipated, ear-shattering, ground shaking return to the UK event calendar

Historic Aviation Quiz: Handley Page Victor

With December 24 marking the 70th anniversary of the first flight of Handley Page’s crescent winged Victor, we dedicate this week’s Historic Quiz to the still to this day futuristic looking aeroplane… but how much do you know about Britain’s third and final V bomber?