The cover star of FlyPasts all-new October 2014 issue is a Hawker Hurricane but a Hurricane unlike any youve seen before. This aircraft, which has recently re-flown after several years of intensive restoration work, is painted in the colours of the Finnish Air Force. We take a look at its return to flight, and also detail the remarkable use of the type by the Finns in World War Two. Also dont miss our special section, dedicated to the Hawker classic and featuring exclusive artwork, images and articles.
LANCASTERS UK TOUR
FlyPast was at Coningsby in August to witness the arrival of the Canadian Avro Lancaster. The same month marked the first time two Lancasters had flown together in 50 years.
FOCUS ON THE JUNKERS
Our 20-page Spotlight section details the aircraft generally regarded as Germanys best bomber of World War Two, the quick and versatile Junkers Ju 88, or Schnellbomber.
Jim Bosha talks to 1st Lt Alden Rigby about his time serving with one of the USAAFs great fighter pilots.
BEAUFORT IN ACTION
Andrew Thomas describes how Bristol Beaufort operations spanned the globe from Norway to New Guinea in World War Two.
FlyPast goes air-to-air with the historic aircraft of the Commemorative Air Forces Dixie Wing.
Also in this issue we bring you news of a famous, Battle of Britain-era Hawker Hurricane that has been listed for sale in the UK, and we meet Lord Norman Tebbit who discusses his military flying career with Norman Wells. Weve got some spectacular air-to-air photography from Darren Harbar as the Shuttleworth Collections de Havilland Comet racer gets airborne again, and we take a trip to the warbird-stacked airshow at Geneseo in New York, courtesy of Eric Dumigan, plus much more.