Aviation News - July 2011

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FEATURES

F-22 RAPTOR - THE SUPREME FIGHTER

Dave Majumdar provides an overview of the awesome Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor.

70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST BRITISH JET
Ken Ellis was at RAF Cranwell to witness the celebrations to mark the first flight of the Gloster E28/39.

HEATHROW'S Œ4 BILLION MAKEOVER
Bruce Hales-Dutton describes how airport operator BAA is transforming Heathrow.

THE FORTRESS AND THE RAF
Tom Spencer describes the career of the B-17 Flying Fortress in RAF service.

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO!
Ian Harding previews what airshow visitors can expect this year from the USAF's Thunderbirds display team.

SR-71 BLACKBIRD OPERATIONS - THE INSIDE STORY
Col (ret) Richard Graham describes SR-71 operations from the cockpit and also the command and control of this unique aircraft.

CHICAGO PROPLINERS
A selection of photos, taken by Jon Proctor, of propliners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK - EXERCISE PRIORY
Peter R Foster reflects fondly on Exercise Priory, which was held twice in 1981.

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