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One man and his SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1

Phil Stevens caught up with Neil Atterbury – the man single-handedly returning a former RAF SEPECAT Jaguar GR.1 back to its former glory…

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Gyrocopters saved at Newark Air Museum

Campbell-Bensen B.8M gyrocopter G-ASNY, previously on loan to Newark Air Museum, has now been bequeathed to the venue through the will of its late owner, Roger Light.

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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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Secret CIA overflights of China using converted Neptunes

The little-known RB-69A was used by the CIA and Republic of China Air Force to mount covert overflights across the mainland of communist China. Dr Kevin Wright explores the career of the USAF type that never was…

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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

Former OFMC P-40E Kittyhawk flies in Australia

Curtiss P-40E Kittyhawk 41-25158, which many readers will remember from its days in the UK with the Old Flying Machine Company’s (OFMC) Breitling Fighters team when it was frequently flown by Ray Hanna, has now been delivered to a new owner in Australia.

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Dogfighting in the Phantom on detachment at Decimomannu

Former Phantom navigator Ian Black recalls his detachments to the ACMI ranges at Decimomannu, where he got the opportunity to push the Phantom against fighters from across NATO – including the undisputed king of air combat, the F-15 Eagle

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Should rare and historic aircraft be allowed to fly?

Pilot Dave Unwin assesses the pros and cons of allowing historic aircraft to continue flying

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FlyPast August 2024

August 2024 issue of FlyPast in page-turning format features a Lancaster double as Al Mickeloff details how Canada’s Avro Lancaster FM213 crossed the Atlantic in 2014 to fly alongside the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s example

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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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