Aviation News - February 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Airbus A330 – Long Haul to Success
After a slow start, the Airbus A330 has developed into a successful and versatile long-haul aircraft.  Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren charts its development.

Engels Bears – Nightmares of NATO
As tensions rise with NATO, Tupolev Tu-95 Bears from Engels Air Base are conducting more missions outside Russia’s borders as Babak Taghvaee reports.

British Midland’s Viscounts
British Midland enjoyed a profitable relationship with the Vickers Viscount spanning 21 years.  Bob O’Brien recounts the story.

Heathrow A380 Guide
Heathrow is one of the best airports in the world to see the Airbus A380.  Aviation News details everything you need to know about A380 operations at London’s biggest airport.

Berlin Air Corridors – US Recce Missions
Dr Kevin Wright and Peter Jefferies study US Cold War intelligence operations from the Berlin Air Corridors.

Tales From the Logbook – Far Eastern Odyssey
Nik French describes a trip he and his son, Ashley, took to the Far East that included nine flights in ten days.

Messerschmitt’s Ground-Breaking Storm Bird
Chris Goss details the troubled development and combat service of the world’s first operational jet fighter – the Messerschmitt 262.

MiG Fury Fighters
MiG Fury Fighters has been wowing airshow crowds in the US with its dogfight simulations since 2006.  Luigino Caliaro spoke with owner Richard Sugden to find out more.


Headlines – contains details on the USAF’s decision to pull out of Mildenhall and the delivery of the first Airbus A350 to Qatar Airways.

Civil News – includes news of new Canadian ultra-low cost carrier Jetlines’ order for Boeing 737 MAXs and the unveiling of the Dassault Falcon 8X.

Military News – has stories on the transition of II (AC) Sqn to the Typhoon, the retirement of the last military operated Caribou and the deployment of Puma HC2s to Afghanistan.

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 Boeing 787 Dreamliner joining the Museum of Flight, the completion of restoration work to a de Havilland Vampire in Canada and the opening of the National Military Aviation Museum at Soesterberg.

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