Aviation News - June 2013

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The 84-page June issue of Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft has articles on:

German Phantom Farewell
As the last Phantoms in German Air Force service approach retirement Kees van der Mark pays tribute to this legendary Cold War warrior chronicling the history of the type in Luftwaffe service.

Emmantina Memories
This month we take a break from our regular series to look back at the famous Emmantina Hotel at Athens Hellenikon Airport.  Editor Dino Carrara explains why this hotel was such a draw for enthusiasts from all over the world.

Virgin’s Little Red
Bruce Hales-Dutton examines the launch of Virgin's new UK domestic operation – Little Red. 

Classic Air Force Moves to Cornwall
The Classic Air Force aircraft collection has recently moved to Newquay Cornwall Airport.  Philip Stevens was there for the opening of its new base to see what it has to offer.

Oshkosh – The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration
Grant Robinson passes on some tips on how to get the most out of visiting this massive aviation extravaganza.

SAS - Surviving a Storm
Maurice Wickstead tells the fascinating story of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), one of the most famous carriers in the world, which was a pioneer in many ways.

Pearson’s Pride
Toronto resident Andrew Cline reports on the city’s Lester B Pearson International Airport, which is thriving after significant post-privatisation investment.

Corsair Night-Fighters
Warren Thompson provides an insight into early US Marine Corps night-fighter operations during World War Two with the F4U Corsair.



Headlines – includes details of the return to service of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, British Airways selection of the Airbus A350 and the latest information on how budget cuts are affecting the US Air Force.

Airshow News & Calendar – the latest airshow news including details of interesting aircraft that will be attending events, plus our monthly calendar of events for the months ahead.

Military News – includes the first export order for the V-22 Osprey and a computer generated image of Boeing’s proposal for a sixth-generation fighter.

Civil News – the major news about airliners including orders, airlines, airports and new routes.  This month there is the story of Samoa Air becoming the first airline in the world to charge passengers by weight and news on the latest version of the Ilyushin Il-76.

Preservation News – this section features the latest news on heritage aircraft, be it return to flight projects or new additions at museums.  This month’s news includes a new gate guard for 8 Sqn at RAF Waddington, a new arrival for Duxford and a Fokker F27 that is now on display at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport

Models Roundup – reviews of new diecast models on the market.

Aviation Archaeology – any news on historic aircraft being unearthed or found after many years will be covered in this section

Air Mail – readers’ letters

Register Review

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast

Air Base Movements

Airport Movements