Aviation News - September 2013x

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The 84-page September issue of Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft has:

A FREE ‘F-16 Fighting Falcons of the World’ Poster which has sideview artwork and lists all the variants in service with every air force around the world.

and articles on…

A350XWB – 21st Century Airliner
As Airbus embarks on the flight test and certification phase of its new A350XWB, Bruce Hales-Dutton charts the development of Europe’s latest airliner.

USAFE Aggressors
Doug Gordon concludes the story of the United States Air Force Europe’s aggressor squadron that was based in the UK during the latter part of the Cold War.

Britten-Norman’s Islander: A Design Classic
The development of the Islander stretches back 50 years and it is still in production.  Bruce Hales-Dutton reports.

Room with a View
This month we feature a hotel next to Corfu airport which has stunning views overlooking the runway.

RIAT Review
Editor Dino Carrara describes the highlights from this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo.

Legendary Legends
Once again The Fighter Collection delivered a stunning show as Duxford’s Flying Legends marked the retirement of its founder, as Steve Beebee reports.

Shawbury’s Hidden Aircraft
Geoff Jones visited RAF Shawbury to report on a fascinating facility tasked with the storage and disposal of aircraft of the UK’s armed forces.

Royal Netherlands Air Force Through the Ages
This year, the Royal Netherlands Air Force is celebrating the 100th anniversary of military aviation in the country.  Kees van der Mark examines this air arm’s history and development.

Tales from the Logbook…
North America by Air Pass – Part 3
Gerry Manning concludes his description of a 1986 summer trip travelling around the US and Canada using an Air Pass.

Hot Action at Waddington
Dino Carrara reports on this year’s RAF Waddington International Air Show.



Headlines – includes news of more funding being allocated to USAF squadrons to get grounded units back in the air, details of the Asiana Boeing 777 crash at San Francisco and the latest 787 Dreamliner news including a photo of the first 787-9 emerging from the paint shop.

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.

Civil News – the major news about airliners (including orders), airlines, airports and new routes.  Amongst these stories is India’s plans to build an airliner, information and a photo of the latest version of the Antonov An-2 and the opening of the Emirates Aviation Experience.

Military News – includes the delivery of the Merlin HM2 to the Royal Navy, roll-out of the first C-130J for the Republic of Korea Air Force and a photo of a new aircraft type for the Swiss Air Force.

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 details about the retirement of the last VC10 C1K, the restoration of a Fairey Gannet and news of a B-25 Mitchell taking to the air for the first time in three years.

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