FlyPast - December 2012x

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Meteor and Vampire

Hugh Trevor talks to two former pilots who flew the classic jets of the Vintage Pair.


Liberator Raid

Tom Docherty outlines how USAAF bombers used radio-controlled bombs in support of the Allied landings in Normandy.

Mosquito Airborne!

After a very long absence, a Mosquito is flying again. Gavin Conroy describes the days running up to its first flight.

Shuttleworth Centurion

Old Warden’s Blackburn Monoplane is 100 years old. Ken Ellis looks back at its exceptionally long history.

Spitfire Flight

Thousands of people have experienced the joy of flying alongside a Spitfire with Action Stations! Malcolm Triggs sampled a sortie.

FlyPast Spotlight - Lockheed Hudson

Origin and History

A look at the history of the versatile US bomber.

Contemporaries Compared

We compare the Hudson to two similar aircraft of the era.

Men Behind the Hudson

Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork examines the exploits of Hudson pilots in a variety of roles.

Hudson in Profile

Pete West artwork of an ill-fated Hudson that flew from the UK with the RCAF’s 407 ‘Demon’ Squadron.

Hendon Hudson

Nick Stroud profiles Hendon’s much-travelled, multi-tasking exhibit.

In Combat

Andrew Thomas reviews the Hudson’s fighting career, which extended to all theatres of war.


We look at the world’s few remaining Hudsons.


Aces – Mosquito victory

Flt Lt Rupert Clerke became an ‘ace’ when he claimed the first Mosquito victory by day.

For Valour

Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles the bravery of Victoria Cross recipient Arthur Aaron. 

Glory Days

Warren E Thompson presents some rare colour images of USAAF fighters in Europe during World War Two.


Reports and images from memorable events at Shoreham, Jersey and Cosby.


From the workshop – DH Moth

Graham Potts charts the rebirth of an 83-year-old de Havilland classic.




Nimrod unveiled at Cosford

Bf 109 salvaged from lake

Delfin and Gannet progress

Hinton rules at Reno

Viscount for German museum

Coventry Proctor flies