FlyPast - February 2010

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Plus Pete West tries out a M*A*S*H helicopter in
New Zealand and Ian Scaife `time travels' in Texas.

FEATURES

FAREWELL `GRUMPY'
John Romain reflects on his many years of flying B-25 Grumpy and tells Steve Beebee about its epic journey `home'.

WELCOME HOME `GRUMPY'
Steve Kessinger tells how a much-loved UK airshow `star' has found a new home in Washington State. Lyle Jansma photography.

READY TO REMEMBER
As the Battle Britain Memorial Flight gets ready to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the epic struggle of 1940, Ken Ellis talks to the new CO Sqn Ldr Ian Smith.

HAPPY DAYS
An award-winning restoration is one of the most eye-catching Mustangs around. David Leininger photography.

LIVING THE DREAM
Many have fantasized about owning a former military jet. Steve Beebee meets Jet Provost enthusiast Jeff Bell, a man who did it for real.

TALES OF THE `DRAGON LADY'
Flying U-2s at high altitude during the `Cold War' was a perilous task, as Warren E Thompson points out.

REGULARS

TON-UP
Edith Cook, Britain's first female pilot, deserves greater recognition and the Suffolk Aviation Heritage Group is determined to put this to rights!

FROM THE WORKSHOP
Lufthansa is rebuilding a Lockheed `Super Star' to fly in the US. Paul van den Berg looks at the massive undertaking.

FLYPOST AND `OPS' BOARD
Readers' letters and diary dates.

IN FOCUS
Special features on the infamous Bristol Brigand.
Arabian Brigands
Vic Campden remembers his time on 8 Squadron flying Brigands in the desert.

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