AirForces Monthly - June 2009

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FEATURES

APACHE COMBAT
Ed Macy, Army Air Corps attack pilot and author of top-ten selling book Apache, recounts a sortie he flew on June 20, 2006, from Camp Bastion in southern Helmand, Afghanistan.

FEEDBACK-JSF AND CARRIERS - YOU HAVE YOUR SAY
A special Feedback section with readers' views and comments on the emotive subject of JSF and the new Royal Navy aircraft carriers.

AIR FORCE REPORT - TAMING THE TIGERS
After a gap of seven years, AFM's Alan Warnes returns to Sri Lanka, to see how the Sri Lanka Air Force is faring in what looks likely to be the final months of a long bloody war.

RAF REAPERS
The RAF's 39 Sqn, based at Creech AFB in Nevada, has been operating armed unmanned aerial vehicles for some two years and for much of that time the operation had been sensitive. Andrew Brookes recently seized the opportunity to find out more about the unit's mission.

TORNADO F3 - THE LONG FAREWELL
The drawdown of the RAF's Tornado F3 force is to be accelerated, staff at RAF Leuchars were told in April. Gary Parsons gives the low down on this latest development affecting the RAF.

GOING OUT ON TOP
Gary Wetzel looks at the operations of VS-22 `Vidars', the final unit to operate the S-3 Viking, and the type's US Navy career.

REGULARS

JUST A NICE PIC.
The third of seven Royal Navy FRADU Hawks being painted in special markings to celebrate 100 years of naval aviation seen over the skies of Somerset. 

FEEDBACK
Readers' views and comments.

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.

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