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Latest Issue: April 2015

FREE AIRSHOW GUIDE
Your indispensable guide to all of this year’s major air displays both in the UK and overseas. Over 24 pages we list all the forthcoming dates, in this country, Europe, North America and even further afield, with links to websites where possible.

Features

Low flying Liberators
James M Fenelon describes a daring B-24 mission flown at treetop height.

Shark Mouth
Richard Paver captures a well-known Mustang in its striking new colours.

P-38 Pilot Comes Home
The successful bid to recover the body of a brave USAAF airman is detailed by Mike Shreeve.

Flying the Lincoln
John Laming remembers his days flying the RAAF’s long-nosed version of the Avro Lincoln.

BBMF’s Big Year
The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight is preparing to mark the 75th anniversary of the conflict it is named after.

Master Bombers
Sean Feast talks to flight engineer Len Judd about life with Pathfinder ‘Mac’ McMillan’s crew.

Jet Provost Club
Nigel Price visits North Weald-based Swords Aviation and samples its impressive Jet Provost training programme.
Spotlight: Martin B-26 Marauder

Origin and History
We scrutinize the bomber’s history.

Men Behind the B-26
Warren E Thompson reflects on early difficulties faced by Marauder crews.

Marauder in Profile
Pete West artwork of a Martin Marauder that flew with the RAF.

In Combat
B-26 crews encountered stiff resistance when flying at night, as Warren E Thompson describes.

Warriors
A series of rare colour images from the archive.

Regulars

From The Workshop
Avro Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ is emerging from its winter maintenance programme. Anne Rogers reports.

For Valour
Graham Pitchfork reflects on the bravery of Great War pilot Aidan Liddell.

Glory Days
Photographic memories of post-war Avro Ansons in civilian hands.

Airshow
Gavin Conroy visits the biennial Wings Over Wairarapa event in New Zealand.

The Way We Were
Andy Thomas’ popular series on RAF unit histories returns with a look at 115 Squadron.

FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.

Manufacturers – Handley Page
Ken Ellis charts the post-war history of another great name in British aviation.

Finals
English Electric Lightning.

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