Aviation News - May 2010

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FEATURES

LIGHTNING FORCE
The F-35B makes its first vertical descent from the hover as Lockheed Martin ramps up flight tests in efforts to offset concerns over development.

20 SQUADRON BOWS OUT
Another historic squadron is disbanded as the RAF continues to downsize under pressure from a cash-strapped government.

DORNIER MUSEUM
Luigi Vallero takes us on a tour of one of Germany's most aesthetic museums, close to the beautiful Lake Constance, to see a memorial to Dornier's inventiveness.

DOUGLAS DC-9
In the sixteenth of Classic Airliners, we look at the early DC-9 family, series 10-50, and assess the aircraft's impact on early short and medium haul demand.

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL
In a continuing series, Geoff Jones takes a trip to Edinburgh to see the state of play at the UK's seventh busiest airport and examines its prospects.

ON THE WINGS OF THE GANNET
Out on the Faroe Islands in the northern waters off Scotland, Atlantic Airways shows that not only birds can fly safe from hostile places, as Luigi Vallero discovered.

REGULARS

A VIEW FROM THE HILL

A new series looking at the political activity in Washington DC, reporting on events from Capitol Hill and the White House that affect the UK and Europe.

WORLD NEWS

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