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What's in the 2022 US Defense Budget?

We look at the pros and cons of the recently released US Defense Budget request for the coming financial year

100 years since first African-American Female Pilot

After learning to fly in France, Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman became a renowned stunt pilot at airshows across the United States

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Kings of the Air

Andrew Thomas reflects on the long and gallant service of 36 Squadron, an RAF unit that literally fought to the last man

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Royal Australian Air Force turns 100

It is now officially 100 years old, but the seeds of what became the Royal Australian Air Force were sown before the Great War...

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Save The Skymaster aims to return historic aircraft to British skies

It came to Britain to star in Candy Bomber, a film that was never made, but now an ambitious project aims to return a historic Douglas C-54 Skymaster to British skies. Charles Woodley outlines the plans and details the machine’s remarkable career

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Trophy WINNER

Ninety years ago, Britain clinched the prestigious Schneider Trophy at Calshot. Ken Ellis pays homage to a unique aeronautical time capsule

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Pictures from France Field

In the late 1920s the small air service field adjacent to the Panama Canal hosted the likes of Charles Lindbergh and the Pan American Goodwill Flight. Bill Cahill shares pictures from the collection of CWO Lawrence Rush

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White Waltham to give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118

An exciting opportunity at White Waltham will give customers a flight in a Harvard alongside Hawker Hurricane R4118. Darren Harbar visited the airfield to witness the first test of this new proposition

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Fiddler on the Roof (of the world)

As the Tupolev Tu-128 ‘Fiddler’ celebrates 60 years, Sérgio Santana describes the type’s operation from a pilot’s perspective

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FlyPast August 2021

The full issue in page-turning PDF format