The new issue of FlyPast features a FREE Airshow guide for the coming season, and profiles the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as it prepares for another busy season. Britains biggest selling aviation monthly features the BBMFs Spitfire II and Hurricane II as its cover stars, and we speak to the Flights leader Sqn Ldr Dunc Mason about plans for the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this summer.
Our Spotlight section focuses on the sometimes controversial Martin B-26 Marauder, a twin-engined US bomber that featured in World War Two. We look back at its history and describe some of the missions that the type flew.
JET PROVOST CLUB
Nigel Price visits North Weald-based Swords Aviation and samples its impressive Jet Provost training programme.
SHARK MOUTH MUSTANG
Richard Paver goes air-to-air with a well-known Mustang in its new and striking colours
James M Fenelon describes a daring B-24 mission flown at treetop height during World War Two.
LANCASTER - JUST JANE
A behind-the-scenes report on the progress being made with Avro Lancaster NX611 Just Jane.
Plus Gavin Conroy visits the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa event in New Zealand and we reflect on the valour of Aiden Liddell, a pilot of the Great War. Sean Feast talks to flight engineer Len Judd about his time flying on Lancasters with Pathfinder Mac McMillans crew, and Andy Thomas popular series on RAF unit histories returns with a look at 115 Squadron. We also bring you news of a B-29 Superfortress thats due to fly soon.