Aviation News - June 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


This 84-page issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft’ magazine has articles on:

Midair Squadron's Canberra PR9
Geoff Jones describes the work that went into return Canberra XH134 to the skies and the formation of the Midair Squadron display team.

What’s Happening at… Bruntingthorpe
Bruntingthorpe was saved from destruction by the family business that still owns it.  Today it hosts a fleet of mostly ex-military jets, with an ambition to see as many as possible ‘live’.  Paul E Eden found out more.

Monarch Airlines’ A300 Farewell
Charles Kennedy was on board a special flight for enthusiasts to mark the retirement of the last passenger Airbus A300 operating in Europe.

The B-1B Lancer Enters a New Era
The B-1B Lancer was initially designed as a nuclear bomber during the Cold War.  Robert F Dorr explains how it has been adapted to provide close air support to troops.

Darwin Evolves into Etihad Regional
Bruce Hales-Dutton reports on Etihad Airways recent “step-change in business strategy” with the launch of its first regional branded operation. 

RAF Sabres
Roger Lindsay looks back over the career of the Canadair Sabre F.4 in the RAF during the Cold War.

Ilyushin Il-18 Hotel
Kees van der Mark visited a unique Ilyushin Il-18 in the Netherlands, that has been converted into a luxury hotel suite.

Marauder Man
Robert F Dorr recounts his conversations with pilot John Bull Stirling, a war veteran who flew the Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber and who defends the reputation of the aircraft nicknamed by some as the ‘Widowmaker’ or ‘flying coffin'.


Headlines – includes details of the upcoming first visit to the UK of the F-35, the deployment of NATO fighters to eastern Europe in response to the increased tension between Russia and Ukraine and the latest news on the search for the missing flight MH370.
Civil News – includes news of a milestone for the Boeing 737, easyJet's expansion at London Luton Airport and the first visit to the UK of the Airbus A350.

Military News – includes photos of two new specially marked RAF Typhoons,
the initial bases that the USAF's KC-46A Pegasus air-to-air refuelling tanker will operate from and a major development for New Zealand's Super Seasprites.

Preservation News – this section features the latest news on the heritage aircraft scene from around the world, be it return to flight projects or new additions to museums.  This month’s section includes details of a new home for a Concorde, a new aircraft for the Bronco Demo Team and a change of plan for the Indian Air Force Vintage Flight DC-3 that is in the UK.
Aviation Archaeology – any news on historic aircraft being unearthed or found after many years will be covered in this section. 
Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.
Air Mail – readers’ letters.
Models Roundup – reviews of new diecast models on the market.
Register Review
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements