Flightpath - May-June 2013

It’s time once again to run out and grab a copy of Australia’s premier warbird and antique aircraft magazine Flightpath, which this issue features the impressive and ever so evocative Avro Anson restoration on the front cover. Here’s a run-down of what’s inside

One Day in September: Neil Follett witnessed the rows of aircraft awaiting their inglorious fate in 1961 at Tocumwal.

Double Sunrise: Bob Livingstone reveals how the envied status of the Qanta Flying Kangaroo was forged exactly 70 years ago in what became known as the “Double Sunrise” route.

Eight Leagues Under the Sea: Michael Claringbould tells of the introduction of the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien to the PNG theatre.

Speedmail Reborn: Mike Shreeve’s study of a newly-restored example of an American pre-war biplane..

Anson Mk1: In July 2012, an Avro Anson took to the air after a ten-year restoration project. The owners describe the journey. Includes a double-page Rob Fox photo of the Anson in flight.

Treasures from the Deep: Mark Sheppard reveals how Lake Michigan in the USA has been quietly giving up its WWII aviation booty.

The Hindustan HT-2: Neil Follet recounts the demonstration of India’s HAL HT-2 trainer in South-east Asia and Australia .

Lost at Sea – but where?: John King revisits the disappearance of the Ryan B.1 Aotearoa of “Scotty” Moncrieff and George Hood in January 1928.

The Churchill Wing: The story of No.1 Fighter Wings’ long-range missions from Australia. In a two-part feature, Gordon Birkett covers the four offensive Spitfire operations.

What is an Aviation Museum: Contributing Editor James Kightly examines what qualifies as an aviation museum and why.

Return of the Phantom: Frank Vranicar and Rob Fox look at how this classy art-deco ghost has come back to life – largely due to an inventive young Australian company.

You will find all this and everything else a warbird fanatic needs to know in Volume 24 No. 4 of Flightpath, on the newsagent stands now.

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