FlyPast - July 2011

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FEATURES

JET DEBUT
Seventy years ago, the world's first jet lifted off from RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire. Ken Ellis visits the famous base to mark the anniversary.

BOSTONS IN THE FAR EAST
Jim Grant relates the exploits of Royal Australian Air Force Douglas Bostons in their battles against the Japanese.

ALASKAN WARHAWKS
Michael O'Leary describes the role played by the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk in Alaska, and the return to flight of the Liberty Foundation's superb example.

VENOMOUS FRIENDS
Doug Gordon concludes his look at the sometimes troublesome DH Venom night-fighter, a jet that often divided opinion.

NORTH WEALD SPITFIRE
Thanks to the determination of Peter Teichman and his team, a combat veteran Spitfire now flies with its original service engine. The Hangar 11 team outlines our cover star's remarkable story.

LANCASTER DOWN
Dave Glover pieces together the events surrounding a tragic wartime Avro Lancaster accident.

COLD WAR SHACKLETONS
A memoir from the late Gp Capt David Hencken who relates his experiences of intercepting Soviet intruders to Andrew Thomas.

REGULARS

FOR VALOUR - BILL REID
Victoria Cross recipient Bill Reid is profiled by Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork.

MEMORIES OF TORBAY
In an extract from a new book, Ken Ellis pays tribute to Keith Fordyce and his dream of running an aviation museum in Torbay.

AIRSHOW
Roger Soupart gets some Sun 'n Fun in Florida, while Pete West watches a classic warbird show in New Zealand. Plus all the latest UK dates.

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

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

ROUNDELS FILE
The distinctive aviation heraldry of Portugal is described by David Howley.

GLORY DAYS
Don Whitaker presents images from the deck of HMS Empress during his father's time as an engineering officer.

FINALS
A stunning view of Flying Heritage Collection's magnificent line-up of warbirds

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