FlyPast July 2023

Grumman Tomcat spruced up in Florida

An example of the fearsome swing-wing jet has been restored for public display in the States

Unique Lockheed F-80 ‘takes to the skies’

A CH-47F Chinook returned NF-80C Shooting Star 47-0171 to its Camp Dodge-Iowa Gold Star Military Museum home recently

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From the cockpit – T-28 Fennec

Named Fennec – after a desert fox – by the French who used them in anger over Algeria, the T-28S was part trainer and part red-blooded warbird. Dave Unwin reflects on a memorable ‘sortie’ from Duxford

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How to keep an English Electric Canberra

In early 2022 it was announced that Canberra PR.9 XH135 was up for disposal. Ex-PR.9 navigator Ken Delve explains his interest… and how he went on to acquire the aircraft

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Canberra – Gun Packs and Nukes

Ken Delve looks back at the Interdictor-Strike Canberras in RAF Germany, where conventional weapons and nuclear bombs were the order of the day

Scottish Strutter moves closer to first flight

The dream to return a Sopwith 1½ Strutter to flight is moving closer to reality

Aeronca gets Spanish home as Autogiro flies

The Fundación Infante de Orleans (FIO) based at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid, has acquired Aeronca 100 EC-NZI, formerly G-AEXD

Historic helicopters saved for preservation

A pair of retired military helicopters have been ‘rescued’ from the scrapman and now face a brighter future

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Czech Mate - Biggin Hill Spitfire flies!

Following years of restoration in the expert hands of Biggin Hill’s Spitfire Factory, Czech-marked Spitfire TE517 recently flew a sortie from Duxford

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FlyPast July 2023

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