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Why flying a Hawker Hurricane is a "spine-tingling" experience

As a Hawker Hurricane superfan, Darren Harbar never thought he’d achieve his ultimate ambition of flying in the famous fighter, let alone in formation with another. That lifetime ambition has now been achieved thanks to a new proposition from Hurricane Heritage

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Operation Pedestal: the incredible mission to resupply Malta

With 2022 marking the 80th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, Joseph Galea Debono details the incredible operation to resupply the Mediterranean island of Malta

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The turbulent development of the Handley Page Victor

Going supersonic during a test flight and a number of deadly crashes were just some of the events that made development of the Handley Page Victor turbulent. Glenn Sands pays tribute to the men who designed and tested the crescent-winged wonder

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'I flew 200 miles in the Grand Canyon': RCAF Argus pilot memories

Andy Bryski, a former Argus captain and display pilot describes to Tony Fairbairn what it was like to fly this, one of the last great piston-engined heavyweights.

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The exhilarating experience of aerial dogfighting

If you think dogfighting for pleasure sounds like adrenaline-filled fun, you’d be right. Luke Bimm reveals the skills required are still the same as those used by pilots during World War One

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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The origins of the Mission Aviation Fellowship

Wartime inspired an alternative form of service, birthing Mission Aviation Fellowship – now more than 75 years old. Robin Evans and Darren Harbar explain all

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The dramatic role of RAF Hurricanes in the Battle of El Alamein

This year marks the 80th anniversary of World War Two’s pivotal Battle of El Alamein in North Africa. Andrew Thomas reflects on the dramatic role played by Hawker Hurricane ‘tank busters’ from the RAF’s 6 Squadron

The 458th Bomb Group’s second assembly ship at work over Norfolk in the summer of 1944. This B-24H had a troublesome career with the 754th Bomb Squadron flying only seven combat missions before being modified for assembly ship duties in May that year. Feature Premium

Bizarre schemes of US assembly bombers

The skies of eastern England contained a number of rather colourful aircraft in 1944 – Roger Freeman explained the reason in the May 1996 issue of FlyPast

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