The September issue of FlyPast features a special section dedicated to a legend of US military aviation, the North American P-51D Mustang. We present several features including exclusive artwork detailing the many different variants of Mustang, and we also take a look at a few of those still flying. Our cover star is Hangar 11s North Weald-based example, which has recently received a new Red Tails colour scheme.
Our in-depth Spotlight section focuses on the Fairey Firefly, a carrier-based attack aircraft that served the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm well during World War Two and beyond. We include exclusive artwork, rarely seen images and pilot memories.
Darren Harbar captures some highlights from Julys two-day warbird spectacular at Duxford.
Former Buccaneer pilot Tom Eeles reflects on his days flying the big jet.
Editor Chris Gilson takes a trip to the museum at Gatow in Germany, where a number of exciting restoration projects are under way.
Auster enthusiast Peter Gill describes the return to the skies of a war veteran AOP.9.
We also detail the incredible wartime career of a German floatplane the Arado Ar 196 that had a reputation as a flying boat killer, and describe the meticulous restoration of an unheralded British classic, the Percival Q6, plus we bring you all the latest aviation heritage news. Dont miss this bumper, 132-page issue.
Contents and release dates are subject to change.