Aviation News - July 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


This 84-page issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Classic Aircraft’ magazine includes:

Boeing 707s in Britain: Part One
In the first of a two-part article, Charles Kennedy looks at the UK airlines that operated the Boeing 707.

US Army Special Operations – Training the Night Stalkers
Aviation News was granted rare access to US Army Special Operations.  Ted Carlson/Fotodynamics.com reports on how these elite aviators are trained.

St Barthélemy – Island Paradise
Andy Martin/AirTeamImages reports from Gustaf III Airport on St Barts in the Caribbean, famed for its dramatic approaches.

Exercise Iniohos 2015 – Israel’s Finest Fighting Over Greece
The Hellenic Air Force hosted Israeli Air Force and United States Air Forces Europe Special Operations personnel as part of Exercise Iniohos 2015 as Philip Stevens reports.

Canadair’s ‘Forty Four’
Jeff Rankin-Lowe profiles the Canadair CL-44 and CC-106 Yukon.

The French Connection
Tom Docherty recounts 29(F) Sqn’s exchange with the F-8 Crusader-equipped 12F of the French Aéronavale at Landivisiau.

Strato Spits
Steven Taylor looks at combat in the Spitfire at 40,000ft-plus.


Headlines – has details on the retirement plans for Vulcan XH558 and the maiden flights of the Pilatus PC-24 and Gulfstream G500 business jets.

Civil News – includes news of a new look for Wizz Air, Silk Way’s selection of the Antonov An-178 and Manchester Airport’s transformation programme.

Military News – has stories on the Royal Australian Air Force achieving Final Operational Capability with its Wedgetail aircraft, the sale of six former RAF TriStars and the retirement of the final AC-130H to AMARG.

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 successful engine runs on the South African Airways Museum’s CASA 352L, a Skeeter relocating to the North East Land, Sea and Air Museum and the completion of a unique Bristol Scout replica. 

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