Aviation News - September 2008

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International News
Commercial News by Keith Crowden
Airports by Keith Crowden
Airliner deliveries
Military News - by Bob Archer and Peter Foster
ATC News by David Smith
Your Questions Answered
Airports International - A series looking at airports in the UK and abroad. This month: Houston
Aviation History - Archaeology by David Smith
Airshow Listing
Airlines of the USA since 1914 part 20 - by Maurice Wickstead
Aviation History - Preservation
Book Reviews
Register review by Stuart McDiarmid
Airport movements by Adrian Thompson

The Vulcan's homecoming
Returning to RAF Waddington after an absence of 15 years, Avro Vulcan XH558 has returned to its natural home for a visit that many will remember for years to come, vindicating the faith of the Vulcan to the Sky team.

Farnborough 2008
With an almost oblivious disregard to the parlous state of the airline industry, this year Farnborough put on a confident front, broke attendance records yet again and camp up with some stunning exhibits.

Airshow Reports
Aviation News' intrepid team of all-weather hacks cruised the country to get reports on what turned out to be a typical English summer! Brian Maidment was at Waddington, Bob Archer reports on Ocean Tiger, Ian le Seur has been to Jersey, Keith Burton reports from Duxford, Barry Wheeler took in both London City and North Weald and we sent Geoff Jones to Croft Farm. And then there was RIAT.!

Web shop
NEW Aviation News announces a new and expanding web site with a shop window full of goodies to buy, items added each month.

Fulcrums to the Baltic
Is it a long time since Russian-built fighters flew through the Baltic countries on a routine basis but for one brief period this year Poland's MiG-29s policed the airspace of former Soviet client states. Tieme Festner and Iwan Bogels report.

Robo' strike
Barry Wheeler takes an in-depth look at the growing use of UAVs in attack missions and reviews the role they play in modern air-land operations in theatres of war where ground forces are hard pressed.

Spanish firefighters
As the heat of summer raises the temperature in Mediterranean countries, firefighters are on standby as Joe Merchant finds out.