A rare British warbird graces the cover of the November issue of FlyPast. Following superb work by Hawker Restorations, Hurricane Mk.IIb BE505 has flown again – this time as a two-seater. This means the chance to fly as a passenger in the type has now become a possibility. Darren Harbar talks to the team behind this remarkable adaptation and captures exclusive air-to-air images of this storied machine.
Classics – Mirage
Our collectible and in-depth Classics section delves into Dassault’s dynamic Mirage III series of jets. The first Western European combat type to exceed Mach 2 in horizontal flight, it served with a dozen nations and built the foundations for the enormous export success of later Mirage variants. Malcolm V Lowe assesses this potent fighter – with exclusive artwork from Andy Hay.
De Havilland memories
Ken Ellis offers a retrospective study examining the major steps that transformed aircraft manufacturer de Havilland into a world-beating firm.
Irish fighter ace
With October 16 marking the centenary of Irish fighter ace Brendan ‘Paddy’ Finucane’s birth, Christopher Warner shines a spotlight on this tenacious ace who made the ultimate sacrifice aged just 21.
D-Day’s forgotten heroes
Graham Pitchfork emphasises the importance of RAF Coastal Command’s role in the success of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.