Aviation Features

Devotion: have you seen it?

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

Flying by the numbers

From light trainers to complex multi-engine types, knowing your V-speeds is crucial for operating an aircraft within its optimum performance envelope and structural limits. Here, we focus on the important ones you should know when flying general aviation aircraft.

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Aeroplane meets... Andrew Panton

When Fred and Harold Panton sought to honour their brother, killed while serving with Bomber Command, their ambitions were limited. But from that came the acquisition of Lancaster NX611, the establishment of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, and one of the greatest stories of British aircraft preservation. Fred’s grandson Andrew now has this considerable legacy in his hands

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Exercise Volfa 2022: Inside one of France’s largest ever combat air drills

Nine air powers gathered for the French Air and Space Force-hosted Exercise Volfa 2022. AirForces Monthly reports on the high intensity operations that were carried out during the latest edition of the event

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IN PICTURES: Time travel to 1980s Thailand for some airliner action

With decades of globetrotting under his belt, including 16 years working as a tour manager for Ian Allan Aviation Tours, Gerry Manning has a wealth of images in his personal archive. In this first instalment from a new series, he shares a visit to Thailand in the late 1980s

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FlyPast First Edition May-June 1981

As FlyPast's 500th issue (March 2023) hits the shelves, KEY.aero are offering subscribers the chance to catch up on the very first issue of the magazine...

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The ultimate guide to everything happening at RAF Lakenheath

AirForces Monthly looks at RAF Lakenheath, where the 48th Fighter Wing is continuing to transition from an all Eagle force to welcome the new fifth-generation capabilities offered by the F-35A Lightning II

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105-year-old Fleet Air Arm veteran interview

Ronny Scott was one of more than 2,000 Argentine volunteers who joined the British forces in World War Two. Today, aged 105, he is among the oldest surviving Fleet Air Arm veteran pilots. But he still has a vivid memory of his aviation career

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Russia moves to make the Sukhoi Su-34 deadlier amidst war in Ukraine

AirForces Monthly reviews the status of the Su-34 Fullback, the enhancement plans for the type and its controversial operations in the ongoing war in Ukraine

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Carden-Baynes Bee: the complete story

As it turned out, a pusher twin using modified car engines, with its undercarriage almost entirely within the fuselage and a wing that rotated for storage, wasn’t a viable light aeroplane — but there was method in the Baynes Bee’s apparent madness