FlyPast - April 2013

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Kashmir Canberra crisis
Andy Thomas recounts an extraordinary shoot-down during the Kashmir conflict.

Living the jet dream
Darren Harbar visits Swords Aviation, which flies Jet Provosts from North Weald.

Stratofortress down
B-52 pilot Major John D Mize talked to James P Busha about a Vietnam mission that went from bad to worse.

Hunting high and low
Erik Mannings looks at the long and distinguished career of Leighton Beck – RAF pilot and part-time hunter.

Legends over the coast
Richard Paver captured a memorable formation from Duxford over the iconic Beachy Head.

Lightning alive
The long and intriguing history of Allied Fighters’ P-38 Lightning is described by Michael O’Leary.

Hunter power
Lennart Berns details Sweden’s need to put more get-up-and-go in the Hunter.

FlyPast Spotlight - Fairey Swordfish

Origin and History
A look at the history of the legendary British biplane.

Men Behind the Swordfish
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork describes the exploits of several ‘Stringbag’ crews.

Swordfish in Profile
Pete West artwork of a floatplane version of the Swordfish.

In Combat
Mark Barber talks to Lt Cdr Bruce Vibert about his time flying the Swordfish with the Royal Navy.

A list of ‘Stringbag’ survivors.


Brooklands latest
Hendon ‘Great War’ progress
Anson on the move
French Harvard restoration
Canadian Hurricane and Spitfire
Lansen prototype restored


Men Behind The Medals
Graham Pitchfork pays tribute to ‘Twinkle’ Pearson, a popular and gifted Blenheim pilot.

For Valour
Bomber Command VC recipient Sgt John Hannah is profiled by Graham Pitchfork.

Museums – Czech Republic
Lennart Berns visits a Czech Air Force base museum with a rich heritage.

Glory Days
Chris Goss presents a portfolio of RAF bombers captured by the Luftwaffe.

Airshow – New Zealand
Phil Whalley goes ‘down under’ to sample Wings Over Wairarapa.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters, plus more dates for your diary.

Airfields - Shropshire
Ken Ellis takes an aviation-themed tour of Shropshire and uncovers a treasure trove of heritage.

De Havilland Mosquito.