Aviation News - November 2014

£4.80 (Approx $6.34 or €5.55)


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

Canadian Lancaster UK Tour
Paul E Eden talked to those involved in the UK visit of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum’s Lancaster which is commonly known as ‘Vera’.

Bristol Britannia – The Whispering Giant
Charles Woodley charts the development and service of the Bristol Britannia.

Cold War Warrior – Vulcan Captain
Editor Dino Carrara talked to Edward Jarron about his time flying the big delta on the front line and at airshows.

Condor – Evolving Leisure Airline
Germany’s Condor has grown into one of the world’s leading leisure operators. Sebastian Schmitz reports.

Warthog Under Threat
Tom Kaminski reviews the current status of the A-10 as the aircraft faces its toughest test for survival.

Antiques of the Air
Geoff Jones visits America’s biggest antique and classic aircraft fly-in.

AIR14: Swiss Air Force Centenary Extravaganza
Marco Rossi reports on the airshow organised by the Swiss Air Force that took place over two consecutive weekends.

African Aviation Safari
Mark Osborn describes an Aeroprints enthusiasts’ trip to South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia.


Headlines – has details of the intensified air strikes against ISIL and the maiden flight of the A320neo.

Civil News – includes news of the A350s EASA certification, Qantas’ final Boeing 767 flight and Cubana’s acquisition of a fourth Ilyushin Il-96.

Military News – has stories on the first flight of a Royal Australian Air Force F-35, the transfer of the Merlin fleet from the RAF to the Royal Navy and details of the celebrations as the Tornado marks 40 years.

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 restoration of an Argentine Falklands veteran, the return to flight of a Fouga CM191 and new markings for a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Hurricane Mk II.

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