FlyPast is Britain's biggest selling monthly aviation magazine, and is internationally renowned for its comprehensive coverage of historic aircraft and flying heritage.
Each month, FlyPast brings you the latest from the warbird preservation movement, as well as documenting wartime experiences, squadron histories and personal testimonies from those who flew in World War One (WW1), World War Two (WW2) and the Cold War. As well as a comprehensive news section, FlyPast takes an in-depth look at such types as the Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane and Avro Lancaster, as well as similarly iconic US machines like the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and North American P-51 Mustang. Our coverage is backed up by stunning air-to-air photography by the best in the business, with recent exclusives including the last airworthy Avro Vulcan and a recently restored de Havilland Mosquito.
Including nostalgic reflections on various RAF units, visits to aviation-themed museums around the world, and reports from airshows (including those at Duxford and overseas), FlyPast is an essential read for any historic aviation enthusiast. With future issues set to commemorate important anniversaries, the magazine incorporates up-to-the-minute coverage of events both recent and long distant.
Two Trustees from the RAF Museum are set to walk a marathon a day for five days in order to raise funds for the museum’s RAF Centenary Programme. The challenge takes place from May 8 to 12.
Dassault Mirage lVA EA BR No.45 will begin its journey to Elvington's Yorkshire Air Museum on Monday, March 27. It will commence its road and sea transportation from Chateaudun Air Force Base, southwest of Paris en route to its new home. It's expected to arrive on or around March 30.
Staff at Newark Air Museum have given Avro Ashton WB491 a temporary red nose to mark this year's Comic Relief fundraising campaign. PHOTO THANKS TO HOWARD HEELEY
Good news from Navy Wings - de Havilland Sea Vixen XP924 could be airborne from Yeovilton in a few weeks time!
Photo by ANDY ROUSE-NAVY WINGS
Pilot Chris Godfrey was awarded the Best Presented Warbird trophy at the Avalon International Airshow in Geelong, Australia, which was held on March 3 to 5. Chris won the gong for his superbly maintained North American T-28D Trojan 51-3588 (VH-PFM). Having acquired it in 2012, Chris substantially refurbished the aircraft and returned it to the airshow ‘circuit’. WITH THANKS TO PHIL BUCKLEY
Mitchells from around the US will once again take to the skies before landing at the National Museum of the USAF as part of a two-day tribute commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, April 17-18. The next edition of FlyPast, out next month, will feature a special Mitchell-related feature and a list of airworthy surviving aircraft.
Images: National Museum of the USAF
To celebrate the completion of its three year restoration of the Weston Airfield Control Tower and Pilots Block, The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is hosting a very special weekend. On April 8-9 these historic buildings will be taken back to their hey-day of the 1940s with the construction of a huge World War Two Living History Encampment on the airfield.
Torbay Airshow has announced its initial military aircraft line-up for when it returns on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 June.
The skies above RAF Scampton will be coloured red this September as the legendary Red Arrows are named among the first display aircraft to confirm participation at the inaugural Scampton Airshow, in Lincolnshire.
The RAF Cosford Air Show is set to debut a special flypast from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight on Sunday June 11. This year the BBMF celebrates its 60th Anniversary - its display at Cosford will feature four fighters (rather than the more usual two) performing alongside the Avro Lancaster.