Aviation News - March 2017

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Shorts 330 & 360: The Flying ‘Sheds’
Charles Woodley tells the story of the Shorts 330/360 family of regional airliners.

Firefighting USAF Hercules: Salvation from Above

Dr Kevin Wright visited the 146th Airlift Wing of the California Air National Guard to find out about its airborne firefighting mission.

Desert Lightning: The English Electric Fighter in Saudi Arabia
Hugh Trevor chronicles Lightning operations in the Royal Saudi Air Force and speaks to the British crews who flew and serviced the jets in the desert.

Learning to Fly the Lightning
Ian Black recalls what it was like to learn to fly and operate the Lightning from his time on the LTF
conversion course.

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK: The Last Lightning Show RAF Binbrook - August 22, 1987
Brian Hodgson recalls an historic event that was a fitting farewell to the charismatic Lightning, despite rain and low cloud.

Cardiff Airport: Rising Fortunes
Cardiff Airport is booming after a spell in the doldrums. Geoff Jones explains what’s driving the turnaround.

Airbus A300 – First of the Family
Charles Kennedy examines the highs and lows of the game-changing Airbus A300.

82nd Fighter Group’s ‘Fork-tailed Devils’
Two former 82nd Fighter Group P-38 Lightning fighter pilots graphically recall memorable missions over North Africa and Italy. Warren Thompson reports.

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