Dont miss the bumper 132-page May edition of FlyPast. Marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of France and Hitlers Blitzkrieg, we present a special section dedicated to the bravery of those who opposed the invasion. We detail some of the lesser known stories, such as how the RAF attempted to use antiquated Hector biplanes over Calais, and how the French, Belgium and Netherlands air arms tried to counter the rampant Luftwaffe
Our Spotlight section focuses on a World War Two classic, the Lockheed P-38 Lightning. We look back at the history of this distinctive, twin-boomed type and describe some of the missions that the fighters flew.
FLYING THE MUSTANG
The magazines resident warbird pilot Dave Unwin describes what its like to fly the Collings Foundations North American TP-51C Mustang.
MOSQUITO AND TEMPEST BEHIND THE SCENES
A look at the restoration of Mosquito prototype W4050 at the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, and a peek behind the scenes at a Hawker Tempest project at North Weald.
Richard VanderMeulen documents the history of a recently refurbished B-25 Mitchell bomber includes stunning air-to-air photography.
JETS IN ISRAEL
An Israeli air base currently features a range of retired combat jets.
Plus Gavin Conroy visits the Australian International Airshow and we profile World War Two air gunner Lionel Coles. US correspondent James P Busha finds out why the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was considered to be one of the best attack aircraft of its generation, and we bring you news of an American Spitfire on its way to the UK, plus a Privateer that has just reflown in Arizona, and much more.