FlyPast is an aircraft magazine, published monthly, edited by Chris Clifford[1] and Steve Beebee.

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FlyPast, July 2014
EditorChris Clifford
CategoriesAviation magazines
Year founded1981
CompanyKey Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLincolnshire

History and profileEdit

The magazine started as a bi-monthly edition in May/June 1981[2] and its first editor was the late Mike Twite. It is owned by Key Publishing Ltd of Stamford, Lincolnshire,[2] and the magazine's main former editor until 2010 was Ken Ellis,[3] and Nigel Price after that until January 2016. It sponsors a number of aviation events held in the country, such as Cockpit-Fest, held at Newark Air Museum.

Sister publications include AirForces Monthly, Air Enthusiast (no longer published), Airliner World, Airports International, Air International, and Today's Pilot (No longer published by Key Publishing).[4]


Each monthly issue of the magazine contains 10 to 12 pages of news, updates and reviews on museums, airshows and events, features on aircraft, crewmen, and battles illustrated with photographs, and a spotlight section on one plane detailing the history, pilots, designers, combat records, and cutaway artwork for the aircraft. The magazine often includes aircraft posters, calendars, and supplements.[5]


  1. ^ Contact
  2. ^ a b "Aviation Magazines". Aircraft International. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ Peter G. Park (11 December 2009). "Ken Ellis, Editor of UK Aviation Magazine FLYPAST Speaks at RAF Molesworth". US Airforce. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  4. ^ Key Publishing
  5. ^ FlyPast July 2013 issue

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