Metheringham – in the footsteps of heroes
James Peene headed to Lincolnshire to pay a visit to the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre and discovered a former bomber base steeped in history but with a healthy future
Alive and ticking - Classic British Jets Collection
The chance to see, hear and feel not one, but two iconic jets running under their own power on a UK airfield doesn’t come along often. However, when FlyPast visited the Classic British Jets Collection for a feature in the February, 2023 issue, that’s precisely what happened…
How do you keep a fleet of classic jets alive?
James Peene caught up with ‘Mr Shifter’ (aka Dave Thomas), to see what’s going on behind closed doors at Bruntingthorpe
War Surplus: Belly Tank Racers
Frank Mormillo reports on the War Surplus on Wheels – World War II’s Influence on Hot Rodding exhibition at California's Lyon Air Museum
Flying the world's newest F-86 Sabre
Luigino Caliaro speaks to Classic Fighters of America sponsor Doug Matthews about his Korean War ace-honouring F-86F ‘Beauteous Butch II’ – the world’s newest Sabre!
Historic Aviation Quiz - Hawker Tempest
Often said to be the ‘unsung power player’, the Hawker Tempest’s development was often troublesome. But how much do you know about the last piston engine fighter to carry Royal Air Force colours?
Historic Aviation Quiz - English Electric Lightning
On par with the Spitfire, Phantom and Vulcan, English Electric’s incredible Lightning is still as popular today as it was half a century ago but how much do you know about it?
Boulton Paul Defiant: Its early success in 1940
Before the Luftwaffe discovered its weak points, the Boulton Paul Defiant gave a good account of itself. Graham Pitchfork profiles two crews that had impressive success in the turret fighter…
Flying a Spitfire: An unexpected journey
FlyPast’s James Peene and Jamie Ewan enjoyed the ride of a lifetime when they visited Aerial Collective – a flight in a Spitfire…
Portuguese Air Force F-86 Sabre
On September 18, 2022 at Monte Real AB annual open gates day, a newly restored F-86F Sabre was presented in silver with red nose, wing and tail tips, as per the colour scheme of the short-lived Esquadra 52 “Galos” (Roosters)…