FlyPast - November 2013x

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Features

Stirling Courage
Steve Smith outlines the mauling that 218 Squadron Stirlings endured while taking part in a mine-laying operation.

Rolls-Royce Spit¬ re
Supermarine Spitfire XIX PS853 recently undertook a special air-to-air sortie with a Boeing 787 airliner.

Ken Wallis
Shortly before his recent death, Wing Commander Ken Wallis spoke to Ben Dunnell about his extraordinary life in aviation.

Duxford Memories
A look back at Duxford’s first ever airshow, which took place 40 years ago.

Vulcan to the Sky
As the campaign to keep XH558 flying continues, we talk to Vulcan display pilot Kev Rumens.

Communications Squadron
The story of a special RAF ‘airline’ that shuttled diplomats to and from the Versailles peace talks in 1919.

Sentimental Journey
We detail the history of the CAF Arizona Wing’s magnificent B-17G Flying Fortress.

Spotlight: North American P-51 Mustang

Origin and History
Outlining the history of the famous US fighter.

Men Behind the Mustang
Warren E Thompson talks to a group of pilots who flew the Mustang in the type’s second war – Korea.

Mustang in Profile
Pete West artwork of North American Mustang Mk.I AG470.

Inside the Mustang
Cutaway artwork of a P-51D by Mike Badrocke.

In Combat
Capt Abner M Aust became the last Allied fighter pilot to achieve five victories. Warren E Thompson tells his story.

Warriors
A look at some P-51s that served with air forces around the world.

Regulars

From The Workshop – Hurricane
Finnish Air Force Museum conservation boss Harri Huopainen describes the overhaul of the collection’s Hawker Hurricane.

Glory Days
Chris Goss presents another portfolio of Allied aircraft captured by the Luftwaffe.

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

Airshow
Reports and images from shows in the UK and further afield.

The Way We Were
Andrew Thomas profiles the RAF’s 230 Squadron, one of the longest-serving flying-boat and helicopter units.

Finals
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.