AirForces Monthly - August 2011

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FEATURES

F-35: "UNACCEPTABLE AND UNAFFORDABLE"
Blair Watson considers the latest rumblings in the US Senate over the troubled F-35 programme.

WEST COAST HORNETS
Derek Heyes reports from the west coast of Canada on Exercise Trident Fury.

IRAN'S MILITARY DAY PARADE
The Islamic Republic of Iran Army Aviation (IRIAA) participated in the Iran's annual National Army day. Babak Taghvaee was there.

TIGER, TIGER, TIGER!
The traditional Tiger Meet opening was shouted out by Lt Col Sebastien Valette, Commander of EC 1/12 `Cambresis', the host unit for the 2011 50th Anniversary Tiger Meet at BA103 Cambrai-Epinoy in Northern France. AFM was there to catch the first week's action.

UKMFTS EMERGES AT BARKSTON HEATH
The second package of the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System started on June 20 when six Royal Navy students arrived at 703 NAS at Lincolnshire's RAF Barkston Heath for their Rear Crew Stage 1 (RN Observer) training, reports Derek Bower.

TAILPIECE - GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
Bob Franklin talked to Flt Lt Juliette `Jules' Fleming, the RAF's first female solo jet display pilot.

REGULARS

NEWS

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

FORCE REPORT: PAKISTAN NAVY AVIATION
Turbulent times: Alan Warnes visited the Pakistan Naval Aviation base in Karachi, just weeks before the Taliban raided the facility in May.


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