FlyPast - December 2018

£4.80 (Approx $6.04 or €5.38)



A Col & MacArthur ‘Armistice 1918’ watch worth £385.


Shturmovik recovery
An Il-2 Shturmovik was recently raised from a Russian lake and is set to be restored to fly. Mark Sheppard reflects on the recovery process.

Unfulfilled potential
The Arado Ar 240 was a German World War Two design that promised much, but failed to deliver, as Chris Goss explains.

RAF100 – Habbaniya
Documentary producer Tod Nicol details the history of the RAF’s most prestigious overseas airfield.

Defending the bombers
Canadian fighter pilot Warren Peglar flew with the US Eighth Air Force during 1944. He shared his recollections with Andrew Thomas.

Aero Legends
Chris Clifford profiles UK-based warbird operator Aero Legends, which offers a variety of experience flights.


Britain’s Schneider heroes
Supermarine’s R J Mitchell designed sleek monoplanes to win the Schneider Trophy. Ken Ellis describes a golden era.

Macchi in profile
Andy Hay presents artwork of a race-winning Italian seaplane.

The Italian job
Luigino Caliaro outlines Italy’s most successful Schneider races and world speed record attempts.

In Miniature
Chris Clifford details the options available to modellers.


Reports from recent events at Duxford and Cosby.

For Valour
Graham Pitchfork reflects on the courageous actions of Great War pilot Lionel Rees.

Glory Days
Flying mainly British aircraft, the Royal Rhodesian Air Force became one of the most efficient in Africa, as Andrew Thomas highlights.

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

Museums – New Zealand
Craig West reports from MOTAT, one of New Zealand’s premier aircraft collections.

Readers’ letters.

From The Workshop
The return to flight of three Messerschmitt Bf 109Gs at Germany’s Air Fighter Academy is detailed by Richard Paver.

Folland Gnat.