FlyPast - Mar 2017

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Allies and Warriors
Many Souffan, Alain Fages and Yves Donjon pay tribute to France’s greatest aviation unit, the Normandie-Niemen Regiment.

Flying the Yak
Luigi Caliaro profiles a Yak-11 that honours the famous Normandie-Niemen Regiment.

Just Jane
Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ was the focus of a recent early-morning photo shoot at East Kirkby – images by Darren Harbar.

Paving the Way
Tony Buttler examines the scale testbeds that preceded the Victor and Vulcan – and looks at the V-bombers that might have been.

Halifax on the Rock
Halifax crews routinely risked their lives to acquire vital weather information. Ken Ellis assesses the work of Gibraltar’s ‘met ships’.

WE SALUTE A LEGEND OF BRITISH WARTIME AVIATION - DE HAVILLAND’S MAGNIFICENT MOSQUITO.

Museums
Chris Gilson pays a visit to Seattle’s magnificent Museum of Flight.

From the Workshop
The transformation of a Jaguar from eyesore to museum exhibit is described by Ron Fulton of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection to Hugh Trevor.

What’s New
The latest aviation-themed books and merchandise receive the FlyPast verdict.

Pilot’s Perspective
Grumman Goose pilot Burke Mees talks to Robert ‘Cricket’ Renner about his ‘all-time favourite airplane’, with air-to-air images by John Dibbs.

FlyPost
Readers’ letters.

Glory Days
A portfolio of rarely seen images depicting the early war activities of 615 Squadron.

Finals
Avenger and Dauntless.

Flypast Spotlight: Grumman Wildcat

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