FlyPast - November 2012x

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Wing To Wing
At Duxford it is now possible to fly in Classic Wings’ Dragon Rapide alongside Old Flying Machine Company’s Spitfire. Steve Beebee investigates.

Australian Hero
Curtiss P-40 pilot Nicky Barr flew in combat with fearless dedication. Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork tells his story.

Back in a Spitfire
Richard Paver explains how disappointment turned into delight for a veteran Spitfire pilot.

Hurricane Return
Rachel Morris describes the return to UK skies of a famous British warbird.

Great War VC
Lord Ashcroft recounts the dramatic events that led to a Victoria Cross being awarded to an airman for the first time.

Mosquito to the Sky
Gavin Conroy outlines how the finishing touches are being applied to the Military Aviation Museum’s soon-to-be-airworthy Mosquito.

F-111 Legacy
John Parker looks at how public opinion has helped to preserve an important part of Australia’s Cold War history.

Transatlantic Junkers 
A Junkers Ju 52 has completed an historic crossing of the Atlantic to tour the USA. Michael O’Leary reports. 

FlyPast Spotlight - Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Origin and History
A look at the history of the famous US bomber.

Contemporaries Compared
We compare the Superfortress to two other bombers of the era.

Men Behind the B-29
Warren Thompson talks to some of the men who flew the Boeing in World War Two and the Korean conflict.

B-29 in Profile
Pete West profiles an ill-fated Washington B.1 – the name given to the B-29 in RAF service.

Inside the B-29
Cutaway artwork of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

In Combat
Lt Col Earl J McGill describes ‘Black Tuesday’, a Korean War raid that took a horrible mauling in just 15 minutes.

We look at the world’s few remaining B-29s.


Airfields – West Malling
Robin J Brooks charts the wartime exploits of West Malling airfield in Kent.

From The Workshop – Hurricane and Fury
Two classic fighters from the Hawker stable are taking shape in Cambridgeshire, as Steve Beebee discovered.

For Valour
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles the bravery of Victoria Cross recipient Bill Newton.

What’s New
The latest books, prints, models and other products receive the FlyPast verdict.

Reports and images from Duxford and Sywell, and a look at two Light Aircraft Association fly-ins.

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

Albatros D.Va and RAF RE.8.

P-40 coming to Duxford
Hawker Tempest restoration
Duxford ‘Ju 52’ on the move
Apache’s Oshkosh accolade
B-17 to be restored
Southend Vulcan half-century