FlyPast - November 2018

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RAF100 – Moonshine Defiants
Sean Feast reveals the perilous work of Boulton Paul Defiants as they ‘spoofed’ enemy radar.

Listening in
The second part of Bill Cahill’s account examines a World War Two USAAF unit that stalked Japanese radar sites.

Deadly weapons
Chris Goss tells the story of the Luftwaffe’s brief air-launched flying bomb campaign against Britain.

When Lightning met Stuka
Anthony Rogers concludes his study of air action over the Aegean Sea by focusing on the events of October 9, 1943.

Hangar 11 Collection
As warbird pilot and collector Peter Teichman prepares to retire from display flying, he looks back on his career. Darren Harbar reports.

Close Air Support
Help from Westminster is on the way for the UK’s pressured aviation heritage sector, as Nigel Price explains.

Vintage Pair
Editor Chris Clifford goes flying with a newly-formed air display team, comprising two DHC Chipmunks.


In war and peace
Luftwaffe historian Chris Goss outlines the history of the distinctive Fieseler and the part it played in World War Two.

Storch in profile
Andy Hay presents artwork of a Storch that served as a communications and spotter aircraft in North Africa.

Glacier rescue
Jürgen Schelling reports on a bid to recreate a famous mission.

Norway restoration
Tor Nørstegård spent a decade returning a Storch to the air.

In Miniature
Chris Clifford details the options available to modellers.


Reports from the Shuttleworth Collection’s Heritage Day and California’s Wings Over Camarillo.

Flight suit
We examine the latest aviation-themed clothing.

Glory Days
Archive images of the Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force, which provided air support to the Crown Colony’s government for almost 50 years.

What’s New
The latest aviation-related products receive the FlyPast verdict.

For Valour
Graham Pitchfork profiles World War One ace James McCudden, who was credited with destroying 57 enemy aircraft.

Museums - California
Lyon Air Museum has gone from strength to strength since opening in 2009. Frank B Mormillo visits the US attraction.

From The Workshop
David Houghton explains how he restored an Avro Anson engine to running condition.

The Way We Were
Andrew Thomas details the exploits of the Royal Australian Air Force’s 79 Squadron.

Readers’ letters.

Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk.