AirForces Monthly - August 2009

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FEATURES

GAMEON: BFM TRAINING
Lt Col `Cricket' Renner, an F-15C pilot assigned to the 19th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, explains Basics Fighter Manoeuvres (BFM) in the world's leading combat proven `dogfighter'.

FORCE REPORT: HELLENIC NAVY AND COAST GUARD
Ian Harding, Christopher Lofting and Richard Gennis report on the recent restructuring of units and an upgrading of air assets in the Hellenic Navy and Coast Guard.

UK AIR DEFENCE - THE FIGHTER FORCE SHRINKS
Although their need is greatest right now, Britain's air defences have actually been progressively run down and are now in a parlous state, as JonLake explains.

THE RUSSIAN BEAR GETS RESTLESS AGAIN
Alexander Mladenov examines Russian long-range aviation developments between 2008 and 2009, which resulted in its nuclear-capable bombers patrolling along America's coastline and intimidating a US Carrier Battle Group.

ITALY'S GOVERNMENT AVIATION - A WINNING NETWORK
David Cenciotti details the many government aircraft operating agencies in Italy.

RED KITES IN CONFLICT
AFM visits 606 Squadron, RAF Reserve, at RAF Benson, Oxfordshire, where the unit will mark its tenth anniversary later this year. A decade of working in many conflict zones.

REGULARS

JUST A NICE PIC.
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16AM J-015 shows off its new display colours as it spits out flares whilst being displayed by Capt Ralph `Sheik' Aarts during the RNLAF Air Show at Volkel Air Base on June 19.

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

ATTRITION
AFM's Dave Allport reports on the world's latest military aviation accidents.

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