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Lake Michigan Grumman Wildcat restored for display

Staff at the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, have completed an 11-year restoration of Grumman FM-2 Wildcat 57039 (also see May 2024 issue of FlyPast).

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Work continues on Convair Sea Dart

Prior to Florida’s major Sun ’n’ Fun event in April, staff at the Florida Air Museum completed some minor refurbishments and a thorough clean of Convair YF2-1 Sea Dart 135765.

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Heron revival makes progress in Australia

Staff at the Moorabbin Air Museum in the Australian state of Victoria are busy restoring de Havilland Heron VH-CLX, formerly G-ANPV.

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Latest Mosquito to take to the skies: From the cockpit

Planes of Fame’s Steve Hinton spoke to FlyPast after flying the latest ‘Wooden Wonder’ to take to the skies

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Last of the World War Two VCs

At the time of writing former RAF Coastal Command pilot John Cruickshank is approaching his 104th birthday. FlyPast presents a tribute to the last living recipient to have been awarded the VC during World War Two

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Veteran reunited with Stow Maries Tiger Moth

RAF veteran Flt Lt John Cooper celebrated an impressive anniversary at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome in Essex on April 14.

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Escapee’s Auster on display in Doncaster

The fuselage section of Auster J1.N G-AHHP has recently been positioned on display at Doncaster’s South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum (SYAM).

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German-owned Spitfire returns to UK register

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIIIe SM845 has been returned to the UK Register as G-BUOS, having been acquired by Duxford’s Aircraft Restoration Company.

Westland Dragonfly restoration progress

The Yorkshire Helicopter Preservation Group is making progress with its restoration of Westland Dragonfly HR.5 WN499.

Korean veteran Corsair christened ‘Devotion’

The Siegerland, Germany-based Flying Legends collection has named its Korean War veteran Chance-Vought F4U-5NL Corsair after Adam Makos’ 2015 book Devotion.