FlyPast - April 2016

£4.80 (Approx $6.10 or €5.47)


Your 24-page airshow guide lists all forthcoming events in the UK, Europe and further afield.


Heinkel He 177
Chris Goss reflects on the stunted potential of a formidable Luftwaffe bomber.

Canberra at 60
Bruntingthorpe-based Canberra WT333 powered up in January to celebrate a special birthday. Darren Harbar explores its heritage.

Tigercats over Korea
Warren E Thompson describes the effective use of Grumman Tigercats in the Korean War.

Suez Crisis
During the 1956 Suez campaign, British aircrew had several encounters with Egyptian and Syrian adversaries, as Andrew Thomas details.

Canadian Mosquito
Richard de Boer reviews the history of a famous Mosquito now represented by a flying warbird.

Saving Black Mike
Once under threat of being scrapped, Phantom FG.1 XV582 ‘Black Mike’ is on its way to a new home.

Bisley at war
Sean Feast speaks to Jack Barnes, who recalls his time flying against the Japanese in a rare version of the Blenheim.

Hunter Squadron
Dennis Vos and Marco Ferrageau de St.Amand profile the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation.


For Valour
Graham Pitchfork reflects on the courage of Lt Cdr Eugene Esmonde who carried out a daring attack on a German warship.

Glory Days
A photographic look back on the early days of pleasure flying.

Readers’ letters.

From The Workshop
Pär Ericsson reveals how the remains of a Mustang found in a Swedish swamp have been turned into a museum piece.

Gloster Gladiator.