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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 (such as the centenary of the Great War and 70 years since D-Day), the magazine incorporates up-to-the-minute coverage of events both recent and long distant.


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News: Red Tail P-51C Mustang flies again

Published 5 December 2016, 16:53

The Commemorative Air Force's Red Tail Squadron's North American P-51C Mustang successfully returned to the sky on December 1. The aircraft had been out of commission for eight months to undergo repairs following a hard landing. It made a safe and successful test flight, and will soon return to the US airshow circuit, paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen. Video by Nik Coleman 'From the 2017 Series Plane Resurrection'


News: Defiant, Lysander and Gladiator arrive at Cosford

Published 28 November 2016, 17:00

Three more historic aircraft have been delivered from the RAF Museum's Hendon site to its sister museum at Cosford.


News: BBMF Spitfire undergoes engine test

Published 26 November 2016, 09:06

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight carried out an engine test on Spitfire Vb AB910 on Thursday. Here it is in all its noisy glory...
For more on the BBMF, don't miss the current issue of FlyPast (on sale now). Sqn Ldr Clive Rowley reveals the story behind the new colours worn by the BBMF's Spitfire PR.XIX PS915, with air-to-air photography by Richard Paver. This issue will only be in the shops for a few more days - or click the green Buy Now tab at the top of this page.
Noise alert. Ever wanted to hear... - Royal Air Force Coningsby | Facebook


News: Leopard Moth flies again

Published 24 November 2016, 11:35

A short clip showing de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth G-ACMA taking off on October 11. The aircraft (owned by Peter Vacher) has recently been restored - this was its second flight of the day.


News: Fairchild UC-61K/Argus III owners seeking information on tailwheel assembly

Published 24 November 2016, 09:59

An Argus III could fly next year - but the owners need to know more about who manufactured the original tailwheel assembly.


News: Warbirds Over Wanaka scholarship winners announced

Published 23 November 2016, 11:32

Air Force pilot Michael Williams from Fielding and Christchurch-based aerobatic pilot Andrew Love have been awarded the inaugural Warbirds Over Wanaka Flying Scholarships.


News: Bottisham Airfield Museum launches consultation

Published 21 November 2016, 12:41

Bottisham Airfield Museum has launched a consultation in order to give visitors a say on its future. The Cambridgeshire attraction is applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for money to restore its buildings, conserve its artefacts and increase the accessibility of its the archive. It believes that HLF funding is its best hope of purchasing additional land and creating an improved, more modern facility. The museum has already had productive talks with HLF representatives on three occasions and now needs to engage a cross-section of the local community and other stakeholders. The consultation will help it meet this requirement. To take part, visit:


News: Children honour RAF Bomber Command at IBCC

Published 20 November 2016, 12:50

A song has been released by child-led vocal group Youngstars to raise funds for the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincolnshire - with many others visiting the Memorial Spire to pay tribute to RAF Bomber Command on November 11.


News: RAF Cosford Air Show 2017 tickets on sale and theme revealed

Published 15 November 2016, 10:47

Tickets for the June 11 event are now on sale, and a key theme has been revealed as Battlefield Support


News: Stow Maries pays tribute to the fallen

Published 14 November 2016, 11:47

Hundreds of people braved the crisp air to attend the Remembrance Day ceremonies at Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome on 13 November.