Aviation News - January 2007

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International News
ATC News by David Smith
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Orders and Leases by Michael Stroud
Airliner Deliveries
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
Aviation History - Preservation
Book Reviews
Off the Shelf: Cameras
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
DVDs and Video
Letters and emails
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

Flying the flag
Peter Foster flies with the Royal New Zealand Air Force aboard a Boeing 757 on a commemoration flight over London.

Bye, bye Blackbird, Part 2
With only the YF-12A to use for routine Mach 3 research, new high-speed flight data explores the regime a future supersonic transport would use to cruise the stratosphere.

Shackleton - `the old Growler'
Continuing the 50's Front-line series, Barry Wheeler revisits the service life of the Avro Lancaster's truly successful post-war derivative.

For the sheer love of it!
Renowned actor Martin Shaw puts his beloved Stearman back in the air after Black Barn Aviation rescued it from the scrapheap. We follow the story and the TV series.

Fighting Helicopters
In part 2 of our continuing feature, the editor looks at the growth of rotary winged air combat and charts the rise of the armed helicopter.

Open House at Edwards
Edwards Air Force Base threw its doors open last month. We sent Peter Foster to find out what was lurking in the shimmering heat over this famous Californian location.

A Brief History of Air Cargo - 2
In the concluding part to this review of air freight and the aircraft employed, the story picks up in World War Two and comes fully up to date, looking at new and exotic types specifically developed for the job.

Airlines of the USA since 1914
We launch a new series this month, compiled and written by Maurice Wickstead, looking at the history of US airlines from before the First World War right up to the present.