AirForces Monthly - May 2009

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FEATURES

JSF AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS - THE GREAT BRITISH DEBATE
With the ongoing debate over the UK's plans to buy Joint Strike Fighter and the two aircraft carriers, JonLake looks at both sides of the argument.

FIGHT ON!
Major `Punch' Churchill, an F-16C instructor pilot at Luke AFB, Arizona, explains the art of basic fighter manoeuvres.

SUDDENLY IT'S FOR REAL!

Frank Toenders looks at the way in which the Dutch Air Force undertakes Mission Qualification Training at Volkel Air Base.

AIR FORCE REPORT: SCURIT CIVILE - BATTLING ON THE HOME FRONT
Frederic Lert looks at the operations of the French S‚curit‚ Civile and its Groupement des Moyens A‚riens (air group).

OPERATION CHALLENGE - ISRAEL'S HAMMER BLOW
Shlomo Aloni examines the Israeli Air Force's operations against the unexpected threat of Soviet SA-3 SAM batteries during the Attrition War with Egypt.

`EYES AND EARS OF THE FLEET' THE HAWKEYE SOLDIERS ON
Guy Martin looks at development and current operators of the E-2 Hawkeye, 50 years after the prototype made its first flight.

REGULARS

ATTRITION
AFM's Dave Allport keeps us up to date with the world's military aviation crashes

NEWS
All the world's military aviation news, by region.

JUST A NICE PIC...
A specially marked 111 (F) Sqn Tornado F3 and Hurricane I fly over the Oxfordshire countryside 

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