Aviation News - July 2013

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The 84-page June issue of Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft has articles on:

Dover's Super Galaxy
Clive Bennett visited Dover AFB to hear about C-5 Galaxy operations as examples of the latest C-5M Super Galaxy variant enter service with the USAF.

Farewell to Europe’s Last Electra
Atlantic Airlines’ final Lockheed Electra left for a new owner in Canada in April.  Peter Reoch and Charles Cunliffe were at Coventry Airport to bid it farewell.

Buccaneer Boss
When Graham Pitchfork returned to the cockpit of a Buccaneer in 1979, he became the first navigator to command an RAF strike/attack squadron.  He recalls his time as Officer Commanding 208 Squadron.

What’s happening at…North Weald
In the second of an occasional new series detailing developments at important aviation heritage airfields, Richard Paver visits North Weald.

Room with a View
Daniel Boyd and Danny Banks report from a hotel perfectly placed to follow the action at London Stansted Airport.

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK…
North America by Air Pass
Gerry Manning describes travelling around the USA and Canada in 1986 using an Air Pass and seeing a wealth of interesting aircraft types.

Stallion 51: Where Dreams Come True
Charles Kennedy describes what it is like to fulfil a dream of flying in a World War 2 era Mustang with Stallion 51.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport
The main gateway to the Swedish capital assumed that role in 1962 and has grown substantially since.  But, as Matt Falcus discovers, environmental laws threaten its continued success.

Diamonds of Angola
Alan Kenny had exclusive access to the military ramp at Luanda’s Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport. 

Helicopter Hybrid – Eurocopter’s X3
One of the strangest shapes in the sky, the X3 could represent the next rotorcraft generation, as Vince Powell reports.

Plus…

REGULARS

Headlines – includes a photo of the RAF’s first RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance aircraft and the delivery of the first UK-based Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Airshow News & Calendar – the latest airshow news including details of interesting aircraft that will be attending events, plus our calendar of events for the months ahead.

Military News – includes a photo of the first green-liveried MV-22B Osprey to the US Marine Corps for HMX-1 (the unit which flies the US President) and details of the RAF’s new Voyager tanker/transport entering service.

Civil News – the major news about airliners (including orders), airlines, airports and new routes.  This month there is the story of Boeing offering a new version of the Boeing 777 and Pilatus unveiling a business jet.

Preservation News – this section features the latest news on heritage aircraft around the world, be it return to flight projects or new additions at museums.  This month’s news includes an update on an English Electric Lightning that a US group is returning to flight and details of where a Harrier GR.3 has recently gone on display.

Models Roundup – reviews of new diecast models on the market.

Aviation Archaeology – any news on historic aircraft being unearthed or found after many years will be covered in this section.

Air Mail – readers’ letters

Register Review

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast

Air Base Movements

Airport Movements