Britain’s Glorious Jet Age
Trail of the Comet

Air travel changed forever when the de Havilland Comet entered service. Bruce Hales-Dutton tells its story.

Testing the Javelin
Ken Ellis outlines the career of test pilot ‘Bill’ Waterton, a key player in preparing the powerful and complex Gloster Javelin for RAF service.

Scimitar Blade
Due to its high loss rate, the history of the Supermarine Scimitar is often overlooked. Tony Buttler looks back.

Dambusters Revisited
Marking the 75th anniversary of Operation ‘Chastise’, Steve Beebee visited the Möhne and Eder dams in Germany.

Target Britain
For 12 days in 1942 the Luftwaffe hit British towns that appeared in the Baedeker travel guide. Chris Goss assesses these raids.

Dragon Lady
Lockheed U-2 pilot Lt Col Rick Bishop recalls high altitude missions that took samples from Chinese nuclear weapon tests.


FlyPast July issue is AVAILABLE NOW for just £4.70 from the Key Online Shop. Alternatively, you can purchase your copy from WHSmith, any other leading newsagent or download your digital copy here.