Flypast Magazine April 2020 Latest Issue

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Flypast April 2020

Please note this title will be removed from sale on 27 March 2020 and replaced with the latest issue



The Buzz
Hunter flies in the UK and Greek Spitfire’s debut, plus other stories.

Restoration scene
D-Day Skytrain and ‘Emil’ projects move forward, plus Phantom update and more.


The Rhine crossing
Christopher Warner details his great uncle’s harrowing experience as a glider pilot during World War Two’s Operation Varsity.

Battle of Britain – Dornier Do 17
In the second of our anniversary mini-series, Malcolm V Lowe assesses one of the Luftwaffe’s key bombers.

American Dream
Thom Richard’s magnificent two-seat Curtiss TP-40 Warhawk is now flying in Florida. José Ramos reflects on the history of this pristine warbird.

Victoria Cross
The VC awarded to Dambusters leader Guy Gibson is on display at a museum in Lincoln. FlyPast editor Chris Clifford reports.

Mammoth task
Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits a project that’s aiming to restore a flying replica of the Great War-era Handley Page Type O/400.

Legendary jet pioneer
With this year marking the 90th anniversary of Sir Frank Whittle’s patent for his jet engine, Nicholas Jones describes how the ground-breaking invention came about.

Mighty Stratoliner
Boeing’s 307 Stratoliner was the first commercial airliner capable of cruising above stormy, stomach-churning weather. Kathleen Hanser tells its story.


Bird of prey
The distinctive Hawker Sea Hawk was not only easy on the eye, but proved to be a significant early jet fighter and attack aircraft with Britain’s Royal Navy. Malcolm V Lowe tells the story of this pioneering design, alongside exclusive artwork by Andy Hay.


Restoration in focus – Hurricane and Fury
Darren Harbar revisits the Cambridge Bomber and Fighter Society’s Hawker projects.

Nocturnal Vampire
The UK’s sole airworthy de Havilland Vampire recently starred in a night shoot. Jamie Ewan was there.

Glory Days
Rob Glover presents photos of aircraft taken in 1938 at Croydon Airport by his late brother, Trevor James Glover.

Airfields – Sherburn
Ken Ellis samples the extraordinary heritage of a Yorkshire aerodrome.

Above and beyond
Graham Pitchfork outlines the career of Australia’s Peter Isaacson.

Spotters’ challenge
Test your aircraft recognition skills.

Collector’s choice
A new monthly series focusing on aviation collectibles.

What’s New
Latest books and DVDs receive the FlyPast verdict.

Readers’ letters, plus dates for your diary.

Where ‘Eagles’ fly
Harry Measures reports from a weekend with Germany’s unique Hangar 10 collection.

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