Aviation News - February 2013

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London to Sydney – in less than 5 hours!

The goal of ­ flying half way around the world in less than five hours is now a step closer.


TOPGUN Commander

Pilot Jay Yakeley describes his time as a student and then commander at TOPGUN.


The Secret to Cheap Bizjet Flights

Daniel Boyd and Danny Banks describe how you can ­fly cheaply on business jets.


BAC One-Eleven – The Bus Stop Jet

Bruce Hales-Dutton traces the history of one of the UK’s classic jet airliners – the BAC One-Eleven.


The RAF in 2013

Tim Ripley describes the RAF inventory and command structure.


Saha Air’s Boeing 707s

Charles Kennedy discovers Iran’s treasure trove of classic jetliners and experiences a ­flight in one of Saha Air’s vintage Boeing 707s.


Mustang Missions to Japan

Robert F Dorr recounts the ‘very long range’ fighter missions ­ own over Japan in 1945.


Back to the USSR - Part 3

Gerry Manning concludes his account of a fascinating 1991 George Pick Aerotours trip to the USSR.





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