Flypast Magazine March 2020 Latest Issue
Flypast March 2020
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A unique Hawk and Tornado are being refurbished in Yorkshire, plus other stories.
Hurricane and Focke-Wulf projects make progress in Arizona, Lightning revamp and more.
Heroism over the Pacific
In the first of a two-part special, Lee Cook recounts the career of US Navy pilot Harry ‘Dirty Eddie’ March and describes the gruelling hardships of the early days of the Pacific war.
Enthusiast Kevin Baxter explores an opportunity for photographers to capture images of aircraft in their natural environment – the sky.
Colin Cove reveals the history of Saudi Arabia’s Dhahran Airport and the aircraft that could be seen there from 1969-71.
The Silver Spitfire
We reflect on an extraordinary aviation first: a circumnavigation of the globe in a Supermarine Spitfire.
Against the odds
When Germany invaded the Netherlands in 1940, Dutch Fokker D.XXI pilots fought ferociously to defend their homeland. Pete London pays tribute.
Gipsy Moth to Australia
Oscar Garden made an epic solo flight from England to Australia in 1930. His daughter, Mary, studies this courageous aviator’s extraordinary adventure.
Darren Harbar flies with a Switzerland-based Beech 18 famed for its film and TV appearances.
FLYPAST CLASSICS: BOEING 707
Following the British Comet and the Russian Tu-104, Boeing’s 707 was the world’s third jetliner type to enter service. However, it was the American machine that truly established a template for passenger travel in the jet age. Charles Kennedy details the famous airliner’s history, alongside exclusive artwork by Andy Hay.
Restoration in focus – Aero Legends
British warbird operator Aero Legends outlines its restoration plans for the year ahead.
Struck by Lightnings
Assistant editor Jamie Ewan visits the Lightning Preservation Group during its hotly anticipated – and ear-shattering – Twilight Run.
Above and beyond
The bravery of World War Two air gunner Gil Graham led to him being awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal. Graham Pitchfork tells his story.
Women in aviation
Howard Cook describes the varied career of the Air Transport Auxiliary’s Eleanor Wadsworth, who is trying to trace her first Hurricane and Spitfire.
The 20th Combat Mapping Squadron, known as the ‘Flying Dumbos’, operated Liberators in the reconnaissance role during World War Two. Bill Cahill presents some rarely seen images.
The Few – Hurricane
In the first of our anniversary mini-series on Battle of Britain aircraft, Malcolm V Lowe recounts the Hawker Hurricane’s essential role during the summer of 1940.
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