FlyPast - August 2017

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Wing to wing
Darren Harbar presents a special feature profiling some of the UK companies offering the chance to fly alongside Spitfires or other warbirds.

The Italian job
Jet pilot Mark Berent remembers his time delivering former RAF Sabres across Europe to Italy.

Cold War Vampires
George Aird reflects on his time flying Vampires and Venoms near the Iron Curtain to Tom Spencer.

Over the trenches
Andrew Thomas recounts entries from the remarkable journal of World War One pilot Sidney Parker.


Valour over Schweinfurt
Sixty bombers failed to return from Schweinfurt as Luftwaffe attacks took a terrible toll. Paul Bingley explains.

Hail the Liberator
Warren E Thompson highlights some of the exploits of the Mighty Eighth’s Consolidated B-24 Liberator units.

Little Friends
Fighter escorts were not the only ‘little friends’ helping US bomber crews. Ian McLachlan tells the story of one pilot and his four-legged buddy.

Sally Forth
Chris Gilson speaks to Elly Sallingboe, operator of the UK’s legendary Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Sally B.

Flypast Spotlight: Avro Lincoln

Origin and History
We detail the four-engined bomber’s history.

Lincoln In Combat
Intended to bomb Japan, the Lincoln earned its place in RAF history on air policing operations. Graham Pitchfork explains.

Avro in Profile
Andy Hay artwork of a Lincoln that served the Argentine Air Force.

Men Behind the Lincoln
Dr Robert Owen describes how a return from a deployment to Egypt went horribly wrong.


Visits to spectacular events at Duxford and Cosford.

From The Workshop
Stephen Riley talks to the Ulster Aviation Society’s restoration teams about their many projects.

Readers’ letters.

Glory Days
Rarely seen colour images showing Luftwaffe aircraft and personnel in the Mediterranean theatre.

Museums – Temora
Tom Allett visits Australia’s Temora Aviation Museum and finds out what it takes to keep its impressive warbird fleet airworthy.

Douglas C-47B Skytrain.