Aviation News - January 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

RAF A400M Atlas Arrives
Tim Ripley profiles the entry into service of the RAF’s latest airlifter, the A400M Atlas.

Heathrow Boeing 787 Dreamliner Guide
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner has become a mainstay of long-haul services at Heathrow.  Aviation News details everything you need to know about 787 operations at London’s biggest airport.

Boeing RB-47H Stratojet – Cold War Reconnaissance
Bob Archer tells the story of the Boeing RB-47H and of an aircraft which was attacked by MiGs.

The Whistling Wheelbarrow
Andy Martin examines the career of the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy.

Jungle Jaguars
Peter R Foster looks at the SEPECAT Jaguar’s service with the Ecuadorian Air Force.

Aviodrome – Dutch Masterpiece
Geoff Jones visited the impressive Aviodrome Museum in the Netherlands.

Dangerous Alligator
Alexander Mladenov charts the development of the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator.

Blackpool Airport – Changing Times
Tony Dixon, Contributing Editor of sister magazine Airliner World, gives a personal account of the history of Blackpool Airport.

Dive-bombing Vengeance
The Vultee Vengeance was the RAF’s only dive-bomber and played a vital role in supporting the Chindits in Burma, as David Nicholas explains.


Headlines – has details of Iranian involvement in the fight against ISIL and Lufthansa’s Ebola evacuation jet.

Civil News – includes news on the next phase of development at Dubai World Central, the first flight of the Jet Ranger X and the end of IranAir’s commercial 747SP operations.

Military News – has stories on the delivery of two Fokker 50s to the Peruvian Navy, a new Gulfstream G450 for the Pakistan Air Force and 1(F) Squadron’s Paveway IV milestone.

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 a Messerschmitt BF 109E heading for the UK, the return to the skies of the Blenheim and the restoration of Concorde’s drooping nose. 

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