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FlyPast August issue - FREE SPITFIRE POSTER - Available Friday 29 June

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    FlyPast August issue - FREE SPITFIRE POSTER - Available Friday 29 June

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    Also in this issue:

    FlyPast Spotlight: Short Sunderland

    Men Behind the Machine
    Sqn Ldr Alan Coles remembers his time in action with the Sunderland-equipped 88 Squadron.

    Sunderland in profile
    Andy Hay presents artwork of a Short Sunderland used to defend shipping in the waters off Scotland.

    Bowing Out
    The flying-boat served in a variety of roles, including during the post-war years. Its final days in service are examined by Ken Ellis.

    Legendary Spitfire

    Old Flying Machine Companys famous Spitfire Mk.IX is 75 years old this year. Ken Ellis tells its remarkable story.

    Two-seater Spitfires
    As more and more Spitfire two-seaters emerge from workshops, Daniel Ford details the original trainer versions.

    Centenary Anson
    An Avro XIX has been given a new identity to mark the RAFs centenary. Words and images from Darren Harbar.

    RAF 100 - Vampires
    Sqn Ldr Archie Kinch recalls how one pilot learned the hard way during training to fly Vampire jets in the 1950s.

    Eject! Eject!
    Ken Ellis reflects on the extraordinary career of Benny Lynch, the brave subject of Martin-Baker ejection seat tests.


    Pick up your copy from FRIDAY 29 JUNE, direct from or in leading newsagents. Alternatively, you can download a digital edition from - simply search 'FlyPast'