At the De Havilland Moth Club’s Charity Flying Weekend at Old Warden Aerodrome (Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 June 2018), a limited number of flights will be offered each day to young people between the ages of 13 and 18 (inc) at the special price of £10.00 per person. (Standard flights are charged at £95.00 per person.) No pre-booking is required; it will be first-come first-served on the day. However, to assist with planning, the Moth Club is asking for people to indicate interest in advance by sending an e-mail headed ‘YP Charity Flights’ to:
All mail will be acknowledged. In addition, all young people in the 13-18 age bracket who check-in at Old Warden will be invited to take part in a competition to win a formal flying lesson in a Tiger Moth at an Approved Training Organisation at a later date.
Picture by Geoff Collins.
A pre-check-in passenger briefing conducted by Mark Preston. Pic by Steve LeVien.
May 2018The bumper, 132-page May issue of FlyPast features a distinctively painted Spitfire on its cover. Wearing the colours of the RAF in South East Asia, this aircraft currently flies in New Zealand. This month’s FlyPast features a special section focusing on the air war in the Far East and South Pacific, both during World War Two and beyond. This includes an examination of Japanese actions after Pearl Harbor, and some aircrew memories of the RAF flying Hunters during the Indonesian Confrontation.<br><br>Beasts to the East<br>The well-armed Messerschmitt Bf 110 took a heavy toll on Russian opposition in the early years of Operation Barbarossa. Mikhail Timin explains.<br><br>One of a kind<br>A two-seat Hispano Buchón is flying in the UK. Chris Gilson visits Air Leasing, the operator of this former film star.<br><br>Typhoon to fly<br>No Hawker Typhoon has flown since 1947. Steve Beebee visits a charity that’s aiming to restore and fly a survivor.<br><br>De Havilland history<br>Ken Ellis takes us on a journey back in time, reflecting on the history of de Havilland – of both its triumphs and tragedies.<br><br>Brooklands Museum<br>A visit to the superb Surrey-based museum, with a look at its latest exhibition.<br><br>We also present an account of the use of RAF Thunderbolts in Burma during World War Two and describe how 43 Squadron achieved a new flying record – using the Phantom now preserved as ‘Black Mike’. Elsewhere, Karl Smári Hreinsson and Shona Fergus explore the circumstances behind the crash of a Coastal Command Wellington in Iceland, and we bring you news of a Hawker Hurricane that’s moving home in the UK.