FlyPast - June 2015

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Mustang’s Rebel Yell
World War Two veteran Joe Joiner and warbird owner Doug Matthews share a common bond – a Mustang called ‘The Rebel’. Stephen Chapis reports.

Low-level Mosquito
Anthony Howard presents the story of Mosquito navigator Garry Philipson, a master of low-level attacks.

Airacobra Rebirth
The Commemorative Air Force’s P-39 ‘Miss Connie’ is flying again. Luigino Caliaro describes its resurrection.

Celebrating the Vulcan
As Vulcan XH558 enters what is likely to be its farewell season, we meet its operators to discuss its past, present and future.

Vietnam Gunship
Philip Chinnery pays tribute to the AC-47 ‘Spooky’ gunships that saved many American lives in the Vietnam War.

Spitfire Royalty
HRH Prince Harry recently flew in the back of a Spitfire and met the winners of the Spitfire Scholarship for wounded service personnel. Photography by John Dibbs.

Living with the Javelin
Tom Docherty describes the challenges often faced by the Gloster Javelin’s air and ground crews.

Spotlight: Martin B-26 Marauder
This month Spotlight shines on the groundbreaking Gloster Meteor. The first RAF jet to enter service, the twin-engined fighter soon proved its worth in World War Two, and went on to equip frontline units during the early years of the Cold War. We examine this pioneering machine’s history and the exploits of those who   flew them


Glory Days
Rarely seen images of Fairchild’s C-119 Flying Boxcar airlifter.

Alexander Viduetsky captures images of a memorable Los Angeles County Air Show.

From The Workshop
Kermit Weeks speaks to Darren Harbar about progress on his long-term Hawker Tempest restoration.

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

New Zealand-based Supermarine Spitfire XIV.