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Back Issues

October 2016

The brand new October issue of FlyPast is an extended, 132-page special, focusing on RAF Fighter Command and featuring a special Spotlight section on legendary German transport plane the Junkers Ju 52. We present four features looking back on various aspects of Fighter Command’s long history, including the role of French pilots in the Battle of Britain, and the use of Canadair Sabres with the RAF after the war. Meanwhile our Spotlight section features exclusive artwork and rarely seen images of the three-engined ‘Tante Ju’.

Convair F-102 pilot Joe Gano describes a hectic day testing his mettle against a Lightning and a Phantom.

US photographer Moose Peterson goes air-to-air with the Texas Flying Legends Museum’s superb North American B-25J Mitchell ‘Betty’s Dream’, and looks back at the history of this machine.

Richard Paver examines a newly restored Messerschmitt Bf 109G with a difference – this one is built for two.

Darren Harbar reports from Old Warden where Spitfire V AR501 is gradually being returned to flight.

Men who served at Duxford in the 1950s reflect on their time at the base, and on flying the Gloster Meteor jet.

We also visit the Geneseo airshow in New York and present the best of the airshow action from the UK. Mikhail Timin examines 24 hours of intense air combat as the Russians tried to stem the tide of Operation Barbarossa in World War Two, while we reflect on a machine from the war that is often forgotten, the AW Albermarle. We also bring you news of another Mosquito that’s set to fly in New Zealand.

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