AirForces Monthly - September 2012

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Olympian Effort
During this summer’s London Olympic Games, Royal Air Force Typhoons will patrol the skies – Dr Dave Sloggett, part of the security team, explains why.

Opinion: Confusion Reigns 
Dr Dave Sloggett investigates the recent shooting down of a Turkish Air Force RF-4E Phantom by Syrian defences. 

Typhoon: Beyond the Swing
Jon Lake concludes his examination of Eurofighter’s future development plans for Typhoon.

Royal Navy gets its Avengers
Guy Warner reports from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall where the Royal Navy, Ascent Flight Training and the King Air are forging a new partnership.

Eyes to the Sky
Located in the heart of Northumberland, RAF Boulmer is the eyes and ears of the UK’s national air defence.  Pat Carty goes behind the scenes.

Where Eagles Dare!
AFM’s Editor, Gary Parsons, met with the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (RoKAF) aerobatic team, the Black Eagles, which made its European debut at RAF Waddington International Air Show in Lincolnshire over the weekend of June 30/July 1.

Stallions over the Swiss Alps
Anno Gravemaker reports on the recent deployment of German Army CH-53G helicopters to Switzerland for its annual training and considers the future of this veteran aircraft in its 40th year.

Ted Carlson/ talks to two veteran United States Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion pilots about the aircraft and the way the Marines use, and plan to use, the ‘Mighty Big Iron’.

Combat Kings!
Jake Melampy visited the 415th Special Operations Squadron at Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, as it gets to know its new HC-130J.

Exercise Report: Red Flag Alaska
AirForces Daily’s Alan Warnes visited Alaska for Red Flag 12-2 in June to witness the German Air Force Eurofighters’ first excursion to the US.

and much more!