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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.

 

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News: Combat helicopter showcase at RAF Cosford Air Show

Published 25 April 2017, 10:39

The flying displays planned for the RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 were today boosted by the exciting news that the popular Chinook & Apache helicopters would be performing in the skies over Shropshire on Sunday 11th June.

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News: Wartime Weekend to celebrate and remember 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham

Published 21 April 2017, 12:51

RAF Metheringham was the wartime home of 106 Squadron from 1943 to the end of World War Two. Wing Commander Guy Gibson was its Commanding Officer at RAF Syerston before he was requested by Air Marshal Arthur (Bomber) Harris to form 617 Squadron (the Dambusters) flying from Scampton. To celebrate and in memory of 106 Squadron and RAF Metheringham, volunteers from Friends of Metheringham Airfield are holding a Bank Holiday special covering Sunday, 30th April, and Monday, 1st May.

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News: Helicopter Museum to host Aero Jumble and Aviation Collector's event - May 6th.

Published 21 April 2017, 09:13

The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare will be holding its first aero jumble and aviation collectors' event on Saturday 6th May, raising funds to help preserve its unique collection of aircraft. The museum, which houses the world's largest collection of rotor-craft including the speed record holder G-Lynx and two helicopters of the Queen's Royal Flight, will have surplus aircraft parts from its collection for sale. Items range from smaller cockpit instruments, to engines and rotor heads, to an Agusta 109 fuselage and a Jet Ranger chassis.

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News: Westland Whirlwind - archive footage

Published 20 April 2017, 14:38

The current issue of FlyPast features a Spotlight special on the Westland Whirlwind. Here's some archive footage of the aircraft in action with 263 Squadron:

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News: Vintage Village returns to RAF Cosford Airshow - Skymaster joins static line-up

Published 20 April 2017, 11:24

This year's 'vintage village' will have a 1960s theme - the static line-up planned now includes an O-2 Skymaster and Jet Provost. New for this year will be a cockpit sections display, with exhibits to include a cockpit from an English Electric Lightning.

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News: De Havilland Aircraft Museum launches crowdfunding bid

Published 18 April 2017, 14:54

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum's project is to raise money to 'match fund' a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which together will enable it to build a new hangar. The new building will incorporate a learning centre and event space. It will also allow the museum to position most of its collection under cover, enabling critical restoration work to be completed. As the new hangar will be connected to existing buildings it will allow the attraction to extend its open season. It will feature a large mezzanine floor with several 'learning rooms' for schools, clubs and associations. To support the bid, visit: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/new-hangar-for-the-de-havilland-aircraft-museum

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News: Southend Vulcan opens doors to public this weekend (April 23)

Published 18 April 2017, 08:27

The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) at London Southend Airport has announced its next Visit the Vulcan open event on Sunday 23 April, 10am to 4pm.

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News: BBC historian hails "best World War One aerodrome in world"

Published 13 April 2017, 18:11

International historian and broadcaster Dan Snow has hailed Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome as the best in the world.
The BBC One Show history presenter visited the unique site near Maldon, Essex, recently to view some of the newly-renovated buildings and visit the Royal Flying Corps Home Defence Museum.

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News: Lancaster to fly at Croft Nostalgia Festival

Published 7 April 2017, 16:12

Weather permitting, the BBMF’s Avro Lancaster PA474 has been confirmed to fly at this year’s Croft Nostalgia Festival on August 5 and 6 in North Yorkshire.

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News: Warbirds line up for Oostwold Airshow in the Netherlands

Published 30 March 2017, 14:23

Now in its ninth year, Oostwold Airshow (in the Netherlands) on June 4 and 5 is set to host a superb line-up of historic aircraft - among other attractions.

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