Aviation News - August 2014

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

B-2 and B-52 Fairford Deployment
Dino Carrara reports on the recent US Air Force B-2 Spirit and B-52H Stratofortress deployment to RAF Fairford. 

Emirates – Redefining Quality
The Middle East’s largest airline continues to amaze the aviation industry with its impressive expansion plans and headline-grabbing aircraft orders.  Airliner World Editor Mark Nicholls tells its remarkable story.

Learning to Fly the Lancaster
Flight Lieutenant Seb Davey joined the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight as a Dakota captain and Lancaster co-pilot for the 2013 season.  Paul E Eden found out what learning to fly the legendary bomber entails.

Boeing 747SP - The Special Jumbo
The Boeing 747SP (Special Performance) could fly further and faster than any passenger jet of its time, allowing airlines to introduce non-stop services to the farthest corners of the world as Charles Kennedy describes.

Royal Navy Historic Flight – Flying Today for Yesterday’s Heritage
Keeping the heritage of the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) in the public eye is the priority of the Royal Navy Historic Flight (RNHF).  Lewis Gaylard reports.

Tiger Meet 2014
A review of some of the more colourful and creative schemes on aircraft that attended this year’s Tiger Meet.

Poland’s Swing-wing Veteran
Piotr Butowski highlights the role of the Sukhoi Su-22 Fitter in the Polish Air Force from the 1980s to the present day.

Terminal Fit for a Queen
London Heathrow received a major boost when the impressive new Terminal 2 – The Queen’s Terminal – welcomed its first passengers.  Mark Nicholls was there on its opening day.

Room with a View
Daniel Boyd and Danny Banks report on the Sofitel Miami hotel which has great views of Miami International Airport.

Headlines – includes details of the certification of the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the roll-out of the first Airbus A320neo and the transfer of the first Eurofighter Typhoon squadron to RAF Lossiemouth.

Civil News – includes news of the delivery of the first Sukhoi Superjet to UTair Express, the latest details on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet and the Flybe’s improved performance.

Military News – includes the formal unveiling of the RAF Chinook HC6, photos of specially painted Mirage F1s to mark the retirement of the type from the French Air Force and news that AirTanker is to lease a Voyager to an airline.

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 the first flight of a restored de Havilland Mosquito, information on the now extended stay in the UK of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster and the return to the air for the first time in decades of a Dragon Rapide.
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