ON THE COVER: The Fighter Collections' chief pilot Pete Kynsey brings in their rare, Goodyear built FG-1D Corsair super close to the magic camera lens of John Dibbs to get this outstanding shot. This warbird is painted in Royal Navy livery.
ON THE COVER: You can almost hear the roar from The Fighter Collection’s ultra-rare, Merlin-powered P-40F as it comes in close to the camera ship. This aircraft was found on the South Pacifi c island of Espiritu Santo after it had been lost for nearly 40 years. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/theplanepicture)
ON THE COVER: Flight Lieutenant Andy Preece brings Spitfi re Mk.Vb AB910 of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight close to the cameraship above RAF Coningsby, UK. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/theplanepicture)
ON THE COVER: John Dibbs gets his camera in close to the Fighter Collection’s F6F-3 Hellcat over the English Coast. The aircraft is painted in USMC colors as flown by Lt. Alex Vraciu of VF-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CV-11) in mid-1944. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/theplanepicture)
ON THE COVER: Flying in darkness, single-seat, non-radar-equipped Hawker Hurricanes flew with RAF Fighter Command night-fighter squadrons, their pilots attempting to intercept and destroy German bombers attacking targets in England in in 1941. RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane Mk IIC PZ865, flown here by Group Captain Matt Peterson MBE. (Photo by John Dibbs/Facebook.com/ theplanepicture with effects by Betty Nero)
ON THE COVER: Between August 14 and August 30, 2021, Air Force C-17 crews airlifted more than 124,000 people out of Afghanistan. The airmen from the 6th Airlift Squadron on our cover did their part heroically as chaos descended on Kabul.