AirForces Monthly - June 2010

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FEATURES

IV'S LAST HURRAH!
AFM's Alan Warnes and Paul Ridgeway spoke to Wing Commander Harvey Smyth, OC of IV (AC) Squadron, on the unit's last deployment to Red Flag and the final days at RAF Cottesmore.

RACE TO IRAN
Exclusively for AFM, Babak Taghvaee explains what happened to the Iraqi aircraft that fled to Iran during the first Gulf War and reveals their current fate.

PATRIOTIC PERFORMER
AFM's Glenn Sands and KeyAero's Gary Parsons caught up with RAF 2010 Hawk Display pilot Flt Lt Tom Saunders prior to the start of the show season.

PRATICA PERFECTION
Dr Riccardo Niccoli looks at the work of the Italy's Reparto Sperimentale Volo (RSV) of Air Force Flying Test Wing.

FORCE REPORT: MAURITIUS
Andy Marden provides an insight into Mauritius Police and Coast Guard air assets.

NOT THE END.ONLY THE BEGINNING
Omega Aerial Refuelling Services Ltd. provides tanker support for the US Armed Forces and its Allies around the world. Gary Wetzel explains the history of this unique outfit.

PICKING UP THE PIECES
John Cantlie flies with the medevac Blackhawks of the 82nd Airborne during their life-saving sorties over Afghanistan.

REGULARS

COUNTRY REPORT: FRANCE - AIR FORCE
Henri-Pierre Grolleau looks at the programmes and changes that the French Air Force is undergoing in the midst of a major armaments upgrade.

DEBRIEF
Glenn Sands reviews recently published military books.

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

JUST A NICE PIC.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Spangdhalem Air Base, Germany, refuels off the boom of a 100th Air Refuelling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker.  

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