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VE Day: The Road to Victory

Our experts discuss the key turning points of World War II, and pay tribute to its heroes

Celebrating the Spitfire

The Spitfire is synonymous with World War 2. Here's a brief video about its incredible history.

Zero Hour

Ravaged by strategic bombing and a bloody final battle in its streets, Berlin 75 years ago lay in ruins. Its main airfields, however, had survived — useful for the victorious Allies that occupied the soon-to-be-divided city

Celebrating Victory

In both 1945 and 1946 were held a number of aerial events with remembrance of the recently ended Second World War as their aim. We look back at how Allied success in the air was commemorated

D-Day: Aerial Armada

Graham Pitchfork describes the massive airborne assault that paved the way for D-Day

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE 1918-2020

Wg Cdr Paul Farnes DFM AE, one of the last surviving veterans of the Battle of Britain, has died at the age of 101.

Messerschmitt Bf-109

The German pilot who refused to shoot down a B-17

Franz Stigler could easily have killed Lt. Charlie Brown. Instead, a moment of compassion amidst the horrors of World War 2 spawned an incredible friendship – 44 years after the end of the conflict.

All female flight crew

How a female Soviet pilot changed the history of women in aviation

From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’

Collings Foundation B-17 Crashes

On October 2, 2019, a Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress (Registration: N93012, nicknamed ‘Nine O Nine’) belonging to the Collings Foundation was involved in an accident at Bradley International Airport located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA.

Mark Hanna

Remembering Mark Hanna – extra pictures

The FlyPast pays tribute to OFMC’s Mark Hanna, an airshow legend who tragically lost his life 20 years ago this month.

A newly acquired lower cowling is to be used in a proposed Whitley rebuild.

More parts acquired for Whitley rebuild

The UK-based Whitley Project has recently acquired a complete lower cowling from an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley.

PR ‘Spit’ for Cosford show static

PR ‘Spit’ for Cosford show static

The RAF Museum has announced that its Spitfire PRXIX, PM651, will be among the aircraft from its collection being brought outside for static display at the RAF Cosford Air Show on Saturday 9 June.

Newark repaints proceed

Newark repaints proceed

With the advent of the better weather, the pace of three aircraft repainting projects has stepped up a gear at the Newark Air Museum site in eastern Nottinghamshire.

James Howard

The ‘One Man Air Force’ who took on 30 Nazis… and won

How a P-51 Mustang pilot single-handedly saved a formation of B-17s – and got a Medal of Honour in the process

The DHC Chipmunk 22

After 70 years, de Havilland’s trusty training aircraft is still going strong. We went to The Shuttleworth Collection to watch them take theirs out