Aviation News - October 2014

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Team SHAR: The Last Flying Sea Harrier FA2
Jim Winchester reports on the final flying Sea Harrier FA2 which performs on the US airshow circuit.

McDonnell Douglas MD-11: DC-10 Successor
Charles Kennedy examines the history of the McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

A Decade of German Eurofighters
In April 2004 the Luftwaffe’s latest fighter entered operational service at Laage Air Base.  Dr Stefan Petersen talks to
Oberstleutnant Gero Finke, Flying Group CO of TaktLwG 73 ‘Steinhoff’ who has been involved from day one.

Dan-Air -The Rise and Fall of a Diverse British Airline
For a number of decades Dan-Air was a well-known fixture of the British airline scene.
Charles Woodley details the Dan-Air story.

France’s Fantastic Four
Tom Docherty tells the story of the Dassault Mirage IV, which was designed as a strategic nuclear bomber.

Whirlwind Flies Again
Westland Whirlwind XJ729 has been returned to airworthy condition.  Lewis Gaylard tells the helicopter’s story.

‘Missouri Sue’ and the Medal of Honor
Robert F Dorr recounts the dramatic events of Lt Col ‘Bob’ Vance’s Medal of Honor mission flown aboard USAAF B-24 Liberator ‘Missouri Sue’.

NATO Summit
A selection of the aircraft involved in the recent NATO Summit.

Alaskan Adventure Part 2
John Hume concludes his account of a recent Ian Allan Aviation Tours trip to Alaska to see propliners.


Headlines – has details of the first RAF A400M Atlas to take to the air and Japan Airlines signing for Mitsubishi Regional Jets.

Civil News – includes news of the latest search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the Indian Ocean, a tie-up between Alitalia and Etihad Airways plus a new UK operator of the BAe 146.

Military News – has stories on the retirement of the Jaguar by Oman, what aircraft type the Japanese Government has chosen to replace its two VIP Boeing 747-400s and details of an incident where a Chinese People’s Liberation Army Naval Air Force J-11BH barrel rolled over a US Navy P-8 A Poseidon.

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 gathering of two Lancasters and a Vulcan at RAF Waddington and a formation flight they flew, the return to flight of a DH.88 Comet and a new scheme for an Avro Lincoln.

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