Aviation News - July 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Features every squadron to have flown the Typhoon, as well the special schemes the type has worn.


A-10s Return to Europe
Peter ten Berg reports from Spangdahlem Air Base on the recent A-10 deployment.

F-35B – Lightning Strikes the UK
With the Lockheed Martin F-35B due to make its international debut at the RIAT and Farnborough airshows in July, Thomas Kaminski looks at the development and capabilities of the variant that has been selected by the UK.

Tim Prince – Spotlight on RIAT
This year’s Royal International Air Tattoo is the last as Chief Executive for Tim Prince OBE. In a wide-ranging interview with Dino Carrara, he reflects on more than 40 years’ involvement with the event and discusses the plans for this summer’s show.

The Fighter Collection: History in the Air
Dino Carrara visited Duxford to hear the latest news from The Fighter Collection and learns of its plans for this year’s Flying Legends airshow.

ATAC – Adversary Air Force
Ted Carlson reports on ATAC, a civilian out  t delivering tactical training to the US military using the IAI K  r, Hawker Hunter and Aero L-39 Albatros.

Convair’s Speedy Jetliners
Charles Kennedy describes the Convair 880 and  990 Coronado which were designed to compete with the Boeing 707, 720 and Douglas DC-8.

Birmingham Airport – Expanding its Horizons
Birmingham Airport has seen many programmes of investment over the years with the runway extension promising to deliver even more opportunities. Lee Cross reports.



Headlines – includes the opening of London Heathrow’s new Terminal 2, the hand-over of the first F-16 for the Iraqi Air Force and news that the A-10 may have won a reprieve from retirement..

Civil News – includes details of the closure of Manston Airport, the delivery of the first A380 for Asiana and the latest airliner orders.

Military News – includes details of Sikorsky winning the contract to supply helicopters to fly the US President, the latest news on Turkish Air Force Phantoms and details of Royal Jordanian Air Force AC-235 gunships..

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 items include details of a NASA Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft being moved to a new home by road, the latest livery for one of the last airworthy F-104 Starfighters and details of a Boeing 757 and DC-9 going on display.

Airshow Calendar

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