FlyPast - September 2013x

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FlyPast present 22 pages of features and images to commemorate a British wartime legend – the De Havilland Mosquito.


The Hustler
Frank Vander Wert describes the challenges of navigating aboard the supersonic Convair B-58 Hustler.

Capturing a moment
A look at the work of aviation artist Paul Bell who uses photo manipulation techniques to stunning effect.

Lost Spitfires
Peter R Arnold looks back at the many Spitfires that were around in the late 1950s and 1960s but slipped the preservation net.

Sugarland Express
A Douglas A-26 Invader’s spectacular return to the European airshow circuit is outlined by Daniel Karlsson.

Biplanes into battle
Lt Col Giuseppe Migliori tells Simone Bovi about his exploits flying biplanes during the Italian invasion of Greece.

Red Leader
Richard Paver goes air-to-air with a newly repainted Folland Gnat.

Living Lodestar
The history of the Commemorative Air Force’s airworthy Lockheed Lodestar is recounted by Luigino Caliaro.

Spotlight Douglas Skyraider

Origin and History
A look at the history of the post-war attack aircraft.

Men Behind the Skyraider
Warren E Thompson describes the exploits of Skyraider pilots in Korea and Vietnam.

Inside the Skyraider
Cutaway artwork of the Douglas Skyraider.

Skyraider in Profile
Pete West artwork of George J Marrett’s Vietnam-era A-1J Sock It To ‘Em.

In Combat
US Navy Skyraider pilot Lt Clinton B Johnson talks to James P Busha about the day he shot down a MiG-17.

Exploring the Fleet Air Arm Museum’s Skyraider AEW.1 WT121.


Museums - Gatwick
Paul Fiddian details Gatwick Aviation Museum’s plans for the future.

A visit to Duxford’s must-see Flying Legends show, plus reports and images from great days at Old Warden and Manston, among others.

From The Workshop
David C Neyens reveals the Battle of Britain background of a newly restored Hawker Hurricane.

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

Saab AJS37 Viggen displaying in Sweden, plus a preview of next month’s issue.