FlyPast - April 2011

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FEATURES

TANGMERE ROOTS

The famous RAF station only came into existence as the result of an unlikely accident, as Andy Saunders recounts.

EAGLE'S FLIGHT
Frank B Mormillo profiles a Californian FW 190 that has overcome cooling problems and seems set for a busy airshow season.

FROM BATTLE TO SPITFIRE
Robert Dixon pays tribute to Les Ricalton, who graduated from Fairey Battles in the Battle for France to Spitfires in the Battle of Britain.

BOLT FROM THE BLUE
A look back at the service role of Republic's mighty warhorse, the P-47 Thunderbolt.

SINGAPORE SPITFIRE
How an unwanted Spitfire Mk.18 became a `gate guardian' in the Far East.

BLACKBIRD RECORD BREAKER
Warren E Thompson talks to Major Noel Widdifield about his world-beating transatlantic `dash' in an SR-71.

REGULARS

THE WAY WE WERE
Our series on RAF unit heritage looks at 51 Squadron - one of the RAF's most secretive outfits - as the Nimrod R.1 bows out.

FROM THE WORKSHOP - LIGHTNING SIM
Hugh Trevor reports on Tangmere Military Aviation Museum's Lightning flight simulator.

WHAT'S NEW
A selection of new books, prints and other products receive the FlyPast verdict.

FROM THE WORKSHOP - MOSQUITO
Bob Glasby describes how the Mosquito prototype was moved into de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre's main hangar.

FLYPOST AND `OPS' BOARD
Bumper bag of readers' letters and comments, plus dates for your diary.

GLORY DAYS
A selection of images from Wellington radio operator Arthur Nash recalling his days in the Middle East.

FINALS
A farewell flight for the RAF's HS Dominie.

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