Aviation News - June 2011

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STORM HIT SUN 'N FUN

Geoff Jones reports from Sun 'n Fun in Florida, which this year was disrupted by a violent storm that damaged some of the aircraft attending.

VULCAN ALERT!
Dino Cararra talks to The Vulcan to The Sky Trust in advance of a busy 2011 display season.

LORDS OF THE WINGS - NEW ZEALAND'S AIR SAFARIS
New Zealand is well known as the stunning backdrop for the `Lord of the Rings' film trilogy. Bob Millichap profiles an operator offering a special way to view the majestic landscape.

MCDONNELL'S UNMANAGEABLE GOBLIN
Hugh W Cowin looks back at one of the most unusual aircraft to take to the air: the McDonnell XF-85 Goblin parasite fighter.

CANADA'S FLYING GOOSE
Maurice Wickstead details the history of Canadian Pacific Airlines which, between 1941 and 2000, went from modest wartime beginnings to serving long-haul international routes.

RAF COTTESMORE - AN ILLUSTRIOUS PAST
One of the casualties of the defence cuts is RAF Cottesmore in Rutland. Alan Warnes takes a look back over the fascinating history of the air base.

AIRBUS A330
David Baker examines the Airbus A330.

DRUG-BUSTING CITATIONS
Dino Carrara reports on the operations of US Customs and Border Protection agency's Citations to intercept drug smuggling aircraft.

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