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FlyPast September 2019

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The bumper, 132-page September issue of FlyPast features a newly restored British warbird on its cover. Aircraft Restoration Company has been working hard to return its Westland Lysander to the air at its Duxford base, and successfully achieved this aim recently. In a ‘FlyPast’ exclusive, former editor Nigel Price goes behind the scenes at ARC and tells the story behind this superb achievement. In addition, the company’s George Romain presents stunning air-to-air photography of the Lysander in its element.

Dragon Rapide Spotlight
Our ever popular Spotlight section focuses on an icon of British civil aviation – the beautiful de Havilland Dragon Rapide. We look back on the type’s history and feature never-seen-before artwork depicting the airliner’s naval Dominie version.

Flying Legends
Darren Harbar and Jamie Ewan present images from July’s two-day warbird spectacular at Duxford.

Aviation art
The renowned Aces High Aviation Gallery does more than sell pictures. Steve Beebee met Colin Hudson and his team.

Women in aviation
Malcolm V Lowe recounts the story of Soviet fighter pilot Lidiya Litvyak, nicknamed the White Rose of Stalingrad.

Canberra goes global
Having enjoyed huge success at home, the Canberra then conquered the export market, as Andrew Thomas outlines.

We also detail the incredible career of Alexander de Seversky – from ace to Disney film star. Jamie Ewan reports from an event at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum to celebrate the Canberra’s platinum anniversary, and David Eade looks back on the long history of RAF Wattisham in Suffolk. Photo reports from Old Warden’s Military Airshow – featuring seven Hawker Hurricanes – and from Planes of Fame in California are also included, and we bring you news of a newly flown Hispano Buchon and the eye-catching ‘Silver Spitfire’ which is set to circumnavigate the globe.