FlyPast - June 2019

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Atlantic pioneers
To mark its centenary, Robin Evans charts Alcock and Brown’s daring non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

Junkers in action
Luftwaffe historian Chris Goss reveals the history of the Ju 188.

Norseman down
The story of a 39-day operation to rescue the occupants of a wayward Noorduyn Norseman is relayed by Robert Grant.

Suez Canberras
Sean Feast discovers how Al Greethurst’s bombing and navigation skills in the Canberra were tested during the Suez Crisis.

Canberra variants
Celebrating the type’s 70th anniversary, we present a guide to all the main variants of the English Electric jet.

Canberra units
A list of British squadrons that operated the Canberra.

Struggling home
Filipe Silva describes a perilous flight back to safety by the crew of a damaged Short Sunderland.

Danger zone
Marcelo Ribeiro marks the 50th anniversary of the US Navy’s iconic air combat training squadron - Top Gun – by exploring its formative years.

Careless memories
Tamás Martényi details the resurrection of a charismatic Eastern Bloc airliner, the Tu-154 Careless.

Flying the Yale
Darren Harbar describes Europe’s sole airworthy North American Yale and speaks to its owner about new plans for the historic trainer.


Teutonic lightweight
Former G.91 pilot Klaus Kropf outlines the type’s Cold War service with the Luftwaffe.

Fiat in profile
Andy Hay presents three-way artwork of a West German ‘Gina’.

In Portuguese hands
Featuring previously unseen images, Filipe Silva documents the jet’s role in Africa.

In Miniature
Chris Clifford details the kit options available to scale modellers.


Win a mahogany 1/25 scale Hawker Hurricane model from Bravo Delta.


Museums – Army Flying
Middle Wallop’s Army Flying Museum has reopened following refurbishment. Jamie Ewan reports.

We look forward to Newark Air Museum’s CockpitFest and report from a warbird event in California.

Glory Days
Ian Wilson presents a portfolio of images from the Roy Humphreys collection, showcasing activity at Hawkinge.

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

For Valour
Graham Pitchfork profiles perhaps the most famous Victoria Cross recipient of them all, Dambusters legend Wg Cdr Guy Gibson.

Museums – Hawaii
Peter Colwill visits Ford Island’s superb Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum.

Readers’ letters.

Consolidated Catalina.