FlyPast - May 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)



Stirling of the Lake
Lt Col Bengt Fransson recounts the tragic tale of a Short Stirling lost during the liberation of Norway.

By Royal Appointment
HRH Prince Harry recently helped launch a project to help service personnel in need. Rachel Morris reports.

Lightning by Night
Two Cold War-themed photo shoots were held in February at Bruntingthorpe and Farnborough.

Lancasters double up
This summer two Avro Lancasters will fly together in British skies. Steve Beebee speaks to custodians at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum.

Israeli Harvards
Shlomo Aloni describes Israel’s use of the Harvard in combat.

Return of the Bronco
The Bronco Demo Team is making a welcome return to the airshow circuit. Ben Dunnell talks to pilot Tony de Bruyn.

Prelude to D-Day

A special section looking at how both sides geared up for the D-Day landings in 1944.

Preparing the Way
Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork describes how the Allies took the Luftwaffe apart in the build-up to the invasion.

Fighting a Losing Battle
The Luftwaffe’s efforts to prevent D-Day are examined by Chris Goss.

Men Behind the Medals
Parachute Training School instructor Bill Aldridge was a busy man in the run-up to D-Day. Graham Pitchfork tells of his pioneering work.

Spotlight Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

Origin and History
We scrutinise the bomber’s history.

B-17 in Pro¬ le
Artwork of an RAF Flying Fortress

Men Behind the B-17
Warren Thompson describes three hazardous raids over Europe.

The B-17 Flying Fortress compared.

Inside the B-17
Cutaway artwork of the Flying Fortress.

In Combat
Howard F Traeder tells James P Busha about a mission that went horribly wrong.

A tribute to the dozen B-17s that still fly today.


From the Workshop
The Assault Glider Trust continues its pledge to remember the airborne operations of World War Two. Paul Fiddian reports.

Australian Flying Museum
John Parker visits Ross Pay’s expanding stable of historic aircraft in New South Wales.

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

RAF Museum – Stafford
What’s seen on display at Hendon and Cosford is only the tip of the iceberg, as Ben Dunnell discovers during a visit to the RAF Museum’s storage facility in Stafford.

Spitfire SM845 at Duxford.