FlyPast - October 2013

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Special ‘Ops’ Halifax
Patrick Otter recounts the exceptional wartime career of Halifax crew member Max Gaskin.

Super Connie
Richard Paver looks back on a recent visit to the UK from Breitling’s magnificent Lockheed Super Constellation.

Razorback Mustang
John Sessions describes the history of his rare P-51B Mustang to Rachel Morris, with air-to-air photography from John Dibbs.

Hammer of the Fleet
Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown remembers his time flying the Blackburn Buccaneer.

Flying the Liberator
Our resident warbird pilot Dave Unwin gets to grips with the Collings Foundation’s mighty B-24 Liberator Witchcraft.

Spotlight - Avro Lancaster

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

Lineage compared
We compare the Lancaster to both its predecessor and successor.

Men Behind the Lancaster
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles four Lancaster aircrew.

Lancaster in Profile
Artwork of Avro Lancaster III PA995 The Vulture Strikes!

Roundels and Markings
David Howley describes the bomber’s wartime colours and markings.

In Combat - 207 Squadron
‘Nat’ Bury outlines the up and downs of his Lancaster tour in the hard year of 1943.

A look at some of the Lancaster bomber preserved in museums around the world.


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

Glory Days
A portfolio of images of ‘Cold War’ jets based in Norway.

For Valour
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork profiles VC recipient James Ward.

Airfields - Essex
Ken Ellis follows in the footsteps of the Romans and along the way discovers some interesting USAAF Ninth Air Force heritage.

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

Scampton Salute
The latest in our series on aviation art describes how a visit to Scampton inspired John Hunter to pay tribute to the Dambusters.

From the Workshop – Avro Cadet
Mark Smith profiles Clint Martin’s restoration of a rare Avro classic.

Reports and images from shows in the UK and further afield.

Grumman Avenger.