Dont miss the April 2014 issue of FlyPast, Britains biggest selling aviation monthly. As the centenary of the outbreak of World War One draws near, our cover star is a flying reproduction of the Sopwith Camel, one of the best British fighters of the conflict. Inside, along with all the regular features, news and air-to-air photography, we shine the spotlight at the Camel, profiling some of the aces that flew it in combat, and describing the great air battles that took place over the trenches in the dark days of the Great War.
We were on hand to witness a special display by a surviving World War Two Douglas Dauntless, in the company of a veteran who flew them in combat.
THE GREAT ESCAPE
To mark the anniversary of the daring escape, we relate the extraordinary tale of Albert Hake, a Spitfire pilot who was taken prisoner and played a significant role in the subsequent breakout.
FLYING FORTRESS TOUR
A gripping account of one US airmans heroism. The discovery of B-17 debris in Norfolk marshland led Ian McLachlan to uncover a remarkable story of the Mighty Eighth.
Stunning air-to-air photography of North American P-51D Mustang Lady Alice accompanies this profile of US warbird pilot Kendall Wags Wagner
Ben Dunnell talks to the RAF Museum boss Peter Dye about the forthcoming Great War anniversary, projects and plans.
Plus visits to warbird-themed airshows in California and New Zealand, and a look back at the career of courageous Battle of Britain pilot James Nicolson, the only World War Two fighter pilot to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Ken Ellis recounts the history of Saunders-Roe, a British company mostly remembered for its flying boats, and Warren E Thompson describes the spectacular Convair B-58 Hustler jet. Plus, we bring you news of a potentially airworthy de Havilland Mosquito thats now available to buy.