Latest Issue: January 2015
Robert F Dorr describes a USAAF unit’s reaction to the aerial assault, codenamed Bodenplatte by the Luftwaffe.
A five-ship Harvard display team is flying in New Zealand. Gavin Conroy goes airto- air with The Roaring Forties.
Frank B Mormillo reflects on the return to flight of Larry Howard’s immaculate Laird LC-1B-300.
Malaya Air Drop
Doug Stephen recalls his time working as an air signaller on RAF Vickers Valettas over Malaya
A SPECIAL SECTION PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND MACHINES THAT SERVED WITH RAF BOMBER COMMAND.
Andy Thomas describes the disastrous events that led the RAF to switch from day to night operations.
David Nicholas explores the early operations of the troublesome Avro twinengined bomber.
Among the achievements earned by Scampton’s Handley Page Hampden units was the award of two Victoria Crosses.
Bomber Command used the Flying Fortress to jam enemy communications. Tom Spencer charts these risky ‘ops’.
Pete West profiles seven Avro-built bombers that served during and after World War Two.
Patrick Otter recounts the career of ED888, veteran of 140 ‘ops’, and its link to three Australian brothers.
Spotlight Lockheed Starfighter
Origin and History
We scrutinize the jet’s history.
Inside the Starfighter
Men Behind the F-104
The Starfighter’s entry into service was not without difficulty. Warren E Thompson describes incidents from the jet’s early days.
Starfighter in Profile
Pete West artwork of an F-104G that flew with the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
The brief but effective use of the F-104 in Vietnam is explored by Warren E Thompson.
Images of the Starfighter in service.
Museums – North Korea
Tom Singfield visits the traditionally secretive North Korea and its Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.
From The Workshop
A trip to Aero Vintage in East Sussex where an Airco DH.9 is among the machines taking shape.
FlyPost and ‘Ops’ Board
Readers’ letters and dates for your diary.
Trips to two spectacular airshows in Texas.
David Reeves recalls the remarkable career of Farnborough flight test observer Peter Lear.
The latest books, prints and aviationrelated products receive the FlyPast verdict.
Avro Lancaster Just Jane.