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Insights into the running of Old Warden airshows

Following his recent retirement, Bob Barton reflects on the challenges and triumphs of arranging airshows at Old Warden, home of the Shuttleworth Collection

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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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D-Day Postal Hurricanes

Although the Hurricane was relegated to minor roles on D-Day, the veteran type played a significant part by delivering mail in the days that followed, as Andrew Thomas recounts

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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.

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Swedish Spitfire moved within museum

The Swedish Air Force Museum’s recreation of a reconnaissance Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIX, designated 31051, has been given a new display space at the Linköping attraction.

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‘Jersey Jerk’ makes its first UK flight

Fighter Aviation’s former RAAF Commonwealth CA-18 G-JERK took to the skies from Sywell in Northamptonshire on May 5, in the hands of noted Australian warbird pilot Cameron Rolph-Smith. 

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Heinkel He 177 Griffins over Normandy

The Heinkel He 177 was the Luftwaffe’s sole long-range, heavy bomber to become operational during World War Two. But, as Chris Goss reveals, its death knell would be heralded over the beaches of Normandy

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Photo-recce Spitfire ops on D-Day

Photo-recce Spitfire pilots were not put off by poor weather, risking their lives to capture vital intelligence on D-Day, as Andrew Thomas describes

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FlyPast July 2024

July 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format features De Havilland T.43 Mosquito NZ2308, which recently returned to the skies in New Zealand after long-term restoration

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FlyPast June 2024

June 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format is a 148-page special edition saluting the many heroes of D-Day in the run-up to the 80th anniversary of World War Two’s ‘longest day’

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FlyPast May 2024

May 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format puts the spotlight on Goodyear FG-1D Corsair NZ5648, which has taken to New Zealand skies once again after a six-year hiatus

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