Aviation News - March 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Skiathos – the St Maarten of Europe
Martyn Cartledge profiles Skiathos Airport, the small Greek airport famed for its dramatic landings and close viewing opportunities.

Mildenhall Memories
Following the news that the USAF is to leave RAF Mildenhall, Bob Archer looks back over the base’s history.

A350 XWB Maiden Service
Charles Kennedy was on board Qatar Airways’ inaugural Airbus A350 XWB service, the world’s first commercial flight of the type.

Growler – Electronic Attacker
Brad Elward reviews the progress of the Boeing EA-18G Growler and assesses what the future holds for this electronic attack variant of the Super Hornet.

Danish Dragons
Doug Gordon tells the story of the Saab Draken in Royal Danish Air Force service.

Carvair – Flying Car Ferry
Andy Martin looks at the development of the distinctive Aviation Traders Carvair and how it was used.

Church Fenton Reborn
Church Fenton’s new owners have bold plans for the former RAF training base – Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne visited the airfield to learn all about them.

Doodlebug Destroyers
During the summer of 1944 RAF fighters were on the front line in southern England countering the threat of V-1 flying bombs, as David Nicholas describes.

BA’s Transatlantic A318 Service
British Airways is the only airline to offer a transatlantic route from London City Airport, using an Airbus A318 to fly an all-business class service to New York, as Charles Kennedy explains.


Headlines – has details of the maiden flight of the KC-390 and the replacement for Air Force One.

Civil News – includes news of the first Dreamliner for Scoot, the EC175s entry into service and the suspension of the Learjet 85 development.

Military News – has stories on Russian Bears in the English Channel, the first F-35 for the USAF Weapons School and a Chinese Navy visit to the UK.

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 a Canberra in Argentina, a trio of historic aircraft discovered in Lebanon and new additions to the National Military 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