Aviation News - September 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Concorde: The Fastest Journeys
Tom Allett spoke to retired British Airways Concorde Captains Mike Bannister and Leslie Scott about their record-breaking transatlantic runs.

Harrison Ford: Pilots’ Advocate
Harrison Ford is known to millions as a Hollywood actor, but he is also a keen pilot who owns several different aircraft types.  Tyson V Rininger spoke with him about his passion for flying and his efforts to promote aviation.

Sixty Years of the Scooter
Jim Winchester details the career of the A-4 Skyhawk that extends over six decades.

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK... Alaskan Adventure Part 1
John Hume joined a recent Ian Allan Aviation Tours trip to Alaska to see the many propliners still operating in the northern US state.

Advanced Super Hornet
The latest generation of Boeing’s F/A-18, the Advanced Super Hornet features a raft of upgrades that will enable it to operate on the front line until 2030 and beyond.  Thomas Kaminski reports.

Handley Page Type O: ‘The Bloody Paralyser’
The Handley Page bombers of World War One laid the foundation for the aerial bombardment carried out by the RAF in World War Two.  David Smith examines the history of this pioneering aircraft.

Record-breaking Farnborough
The main news to emerge from the Farnborough International Airshow.

Room with a View
Andrew H Cline outlines the photographic opportunities at a hotel next to the airport serving Canada’s capital.

Reflections on RIAT
Dino Carrara reviews this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo. 

Warbird Spectacular
Steve Beebee was at Duxford to witness this year’s fantastic Flying Legends airshow.

From One Year to the Next – Planning the 2014 RAFA Shoreham Airshow
John Periam, Press Officer for the Shoreham Airshow in West Sussex, provides a glimpse behind the scenes of what it takes to put on a two-day aerial extravaganza. 

Wonderful Waddington
Dino Carrara reports from this year’s RAF Waddington International Air Show where several aircraft made their UK public debuts.

Plus more articles and sections including the latest civil, military and heritage aviation news.


Headlines – has details of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was downed in Ukraine and the unveiling of Australia’s first F-35A Lightning II.

Civil News – includes news of the return of PEOPLExpress, the roll-out of the Pilatus PC-24 and the start of Norwegian’s long-haul flights from London Gatwick. 

Military News – includes the latest news on the USAF’s new bomber, the roll-out of Japan’s fighter demonstrator and the entry into service of the Royal Navy’s Merlin HM2.

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 the details of the journey to the UK by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster, the restoration of a Hawker Tempest II in the UK and a Viggen that is now on display.

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