Aviation News - August 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

A special Vulcan tribute featuring:

Vulcan in RAF Service
The Vulcan served in several roles during a military career that lasted more than 30 years.  Dr Kevin Wright profiles the type’s RAF service.

Vulcan in Combat: Black Buck Missions to the Falklands
Sqn Ldr Andy Marson (Ret) talks to Dr Kevin Wright about the planning behind the famous Black Buck missions.

XH558 Flying Finale
With 2015 confirmed as Vulcan XH558’s final display season, attentions have turned to giving the aircraft a send-off to remember.  Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne details plans for the final year of flying and the hangar tours offered by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust.

Also in this issue...

HondaJet – The Quiet Revolution
Honda Aircraft Company presented its new HondaJet during the launch of Makin Air at Leeds East Airport.  Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne attended to find out more.

Bombers in Britain
Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne reports from RAF Fairford where three Boeing B-52Hs were deployed with the 29th EBS for Saber Strike 15 and BALTOPS 15.

Delta Air Lines – Big and Bold
Delta Air Lines has grown to become one of the United States’ biggest carriers, as Geoff Jones explains.

Harrier Fights On
Tom Kaminski profiles the AV-8B Harrier.

Boeing 707s in Britain – Part Two
Charles Kennedy concludes his look at the airlines that operated the Boeing 707 in Britain.

Luftwaffe Combat Aircraft in the Battle of Britain
Chris Goss details the main aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain.


Headlines – has details on the Davies Commission’s recommendations for an extra runway in the South East of England and all the news from the International Paris Air Show.

Civil News – includes news of a new look for Alitalia, the first Gulfstream G450s for Flexjets and the delivery of the 500th Bombardier Dash 8-Q400.

Military News – has stories on Airbus winning more orders for its A330 MRTT, the first ski jump takeoff by the F-35B and the acceptance of the first six CH-148 Cyclone helicopters by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

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 two EA-6B Prowlers that have found new homes in museum, another Boeing 787 Dreamliner donated for display and an Airbus A300 that is being converted into a cafe. 

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