FlyPast - October 2008

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Contents

Front Cover
P-51B Mustang Old Crow complete with its 'Malcolm Hood' on a sortie out of AirVenture Oshkosh - see page 50 for the story of this thoroughbred. DAVID LEININGER
We present a series of Australian features, starting on pages 38 and 61.

Features
Colditz King
In the first of a series of Australian-flavoured features, Dennis Newton tells the incredible saga of 'Bush' Parker - the man with the keys to Colditz Castle!

No Flak, No Fun
The Vultee Vengeance gave a good account of itself with the RAAF in New Guinea. Jim Grant records the type's exploits.

Tribute to an Ace
Jack Roush's newly-restored, award-winning, P-51B Mustang described by David Leininger.

Founding Fathers
Nigel Price outlines the history of Australia's Qantas Airways - from humble beginnings to world leader.

Time, Money and Energy
A tribute to the late Malcolm Long, Australian warbird pioneer, by Craig P Justo.

Back Where She Belongs!
Duncan Cubitt offers readers a limited edition photo, raising funds for Vulcan to the Sky.

Coral Reef Squadron
The popular tourist paradise of Phuket Island will shortly boast a reef made from Skytrains and helicopters. Louis Vosloo explains why.

News
Mustang rebuild flies in the UK.

'Hurri-bomber' rebuild nearly ready in Suffolk.

Lancasters reunited in Canada.

B-25's 'wild' repaint!

News on Other Pages
P-51B 'Old Crow' takes to the air.

Legendary Aircraft - Hungarian 'can do'.

Why put warbirds in the deep?

In Focus
Whirlwind - Westland's awesome cannon-fighter.

Reap the Whirlwind
Genesis of Britain's pioneering cannon fighter, described by Tony Buttler.

Whirlwind Career
Westland's twin-engined fighter had a mixed reception with the RAF. Tony Buttler explains.

Unwanted High-Flyer
We couldn't resist a brief look at Westland's other wartime twin, the big-winged Welkin.

Regulars
'Ops' Board
Where to go and what to see.

Museums
'Walkabout' at the impressive Qantas Founders Museum, deep in Australia's outback.

Airshow
Reports from Oshkosh and Old Warden plus the up-coming calendar.

From the Workshop
A newly-founded facility in Central Europe has great potential and a series of fascinating projects in hand - we report from Hungary.

FlyPost
Readers' letters and comments.

The Way We Were
Our series on the heritage of the present-day RAF turns to 55 Squadron.

Finals
Double-take of Old Crows at Oshkosh.Contents

Front Cover
P-51B Mustang Old Crow complete with its 'Malcolm Hood' on a sortie out of AirVenture Oshkosh - see page 50 for the story of this thoroughbred. DAVID LEININGER
We present a series of Australian features, starting on pages 38 and 61.

Features
Colditz King
In the first of a series of Australian-flavoured features, Dennis Newton tells the incredible saga of 'Bush' Parker - the man with the keys to Colditz Castle!

No Flak, No Fun
The Vultee Vengeance gave a good account of itself with the RAAF in New Guinea. Jim Grant records the type's exploits.

Tribute to an Ace
Jack Roush's newly-restored, award-winning, P-51B Mustang described by David Leininger.

Founding Fathers
Nigel Price outlines the history of Australia's Qantas Airways - from humble beginnings to world leader.

Time, Money and Energy
A tribute to the late Malcolm Long, Australian warbird pioneer, by Craig P Justo.

Back Where She Belongs!
Duncan Cubitt offers readers a limited edition photo, raising funds for Vulcan to the Sky.

Coral Reef Squadron
The popular tourist paradise of Phuket Island will shortly boast a reef made from Skytrains and helicopters. Louis Vosloo explains why.

News
Mustang rebuild flies in the UK.

'Hurri-bomber' rebuild nearly ready in Suffolk.

Lancasters reunited in Canada.

B-25's 'wild' repaint!

News on Other Pages
P-51B 'Old Crow' takes to the air.

Legendary Aircraft - Hungarian 'can do'.

Why put warbirds in the deep?

In Focus
Whirlwind - Westland's awesome cannon-fighter.

Reap the Whirlwind
Genesis of Britain's pioneering cannon fighter, described by Tony Buttler.

Whirlwind Career
Westland's twin-engined fighter had a mixed reception with the RAF. Tony Buttler explains.

Unwanted High-Flyer
We couldn't resist a brief look at Westland's other wartime twin, the big-winged Welkin.

Regulars
'Ops' Board
Where to go and what to see.

Museums
'Walkabout' at the impressive Qantas Founders Museum, deep in Australia's outback.

Airshow
Reports from Oshkosh and Old Warden plus the up-coming calendar.

From the Workshop
A newly-founded facility in Central Europe has great potential and a series of fascinating projects in hand - we report from Hungary.

FlyPost
Readers' letters and comments.

The Way We Were
Our series on the heritage of the present-day RAF turns to 55 Squadron.

Finals
Double-take of Old Crows at Oshkosh.