Aviation News - January 2011

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FRECCE TRICOLORI'S 50TH

The Italian national military display teamhosted 50th birthday celebrations at Rivolto Air Base and invited several European air forces to help them out, as Alberto Pericoli was there to see.

XMAS GOODIES - THE LAST CALL!
A selection of last minute presents for aerominded givers and receivers as we highlight just a few choice gifts from among the wide range of products available.

FUTURE FORCE
Are UK defence cuts likely to lead to further integration of our armed services, and will budget cuts inevitably lead to greater integration across national boundaries?

MARTIN'S MODEL 234
The tri-engine XB-51 prototype jet bomber of the mid-1940s was a technical giant with a performance dwarfed by the English Electric Canberra, which eclipsed it in US service when Martin built its successor.

UKRAINE'S COLD WAR TREASURE
Once a strong bastion on the frontline of Cold War borders, the Ukraine has a love-hate relationship with its past, as David Bowers discovered in its museums where he found a veritable treasure trove.

RICH PICKINGS AT ATLANTA
Barry Ambrose took time out from the formal business at Atlanta's NBAA to seek interesting visitors at local airports.

THE ATOMIC POWERED FLYING BOAT
When the Americans came looking for a big aircraft in which to test their nuclear powerplant the Princess appeared ideal - but that led to a bold idea that could have put Saunders-Roe on the road to a nuclear powered future.

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