FlyPast - January 2016

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Curtiss Commando
Richard Chancellor tells the story of a rare C-46D combat survivor and its pilot.

Lone Star Spit¬fire
A Spitfire IX is now flying in Texas. Moose Peterson captured its debut.

Shuttleworth Stars
The Shuttleworth Collection’s DH.88 Comet featured at a night photography event at Old Warden. Darren Harbar was there.

American Hustle
Futuristic and fast, the B-58 Hustler inspired a generation of pilots – Robert F Dorr explains why.

Beau¬fighter Hero
Barry M Marsden concludes his tribute to the exploits of Harold Hunt, master of the Beaufighter.

Cactus Air Force
Luigino Caliaro profiles a fast-rising warbird collection in Nevada.

Marking the 75th anniversary of the Avro Lancaster’s first flight, we present a tribute to a wartime legend.

Spotlight Douglas Invader
This month, Spotlight shines on the A-26/B-26 Invader, a long-lived light bomber and attack aircraft that saw service in World War Two and the Cold War. A fast aircraft capable of carrying a variety of bombs and defensive armament, it was still operational with some air arms in the 1970s. We scrutinise this successful and versatile warrior.


Avro Heritage Museum
Ken Ellis previews the new museum at Woodford, Avro’s spiritual home.

Glory Days
A portfolio of rarely seen images depicting the de Havilland Sea Hornet.

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

Handley Page Victor.