Aviation News - September 2015

£4.70 (Approx $6.83 or €6.01)


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

Raptor Roars
Tom Kaminski examines the latest developments in the USAF’s F-22A Raptor programme.

BAe 146 Family – Britain’s Last Jetliners
Dene Bebbington and David Dorman profile the last jet airliners assembled in Britain, the BAe 146, Avro RJ and RJX

Kawasaki P-1 in the UK
Jim Winchester assesses the Kawasaki P-1, this year’s star attraction at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Virgin America – Branson’s US Adventure
After eight years in the skies, Virgin America is enjoying impressive growth.  But, as Tom Zaitsev reports, the carrier faced many challenges even before it had started.

Indian Summer – Exercise Indradhanush IV
Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne reports from RAF Coningsby on Exercise Indradhanush IV.

Thomson Airways – Changing the Face of Holiday Flying
Thomson Airways has unveiled impressive plans to redefine its service with the aim of altering perceptions of holiday flying, as James Ronayne explains.

A-10s in Europe
James Ronayne visited RAF Lakenheath to learn about the 354th EFS’s mission in Europe.

Outstanding Oshkosh
Nigel Hitchman selects the highlights from EAA AirVenture 2015.

RIAT Reviewed
James Ronayne reviews the action from the Royal International Air Tattoo.

Luftwaffe Combat Aircraft in the Battle of Britain – Part 2
Chris Goss concludes his appraisal of Luftwaffe aircraft used in the Battle of Britain this time focusing on the bombers. 


Headlines – has details on the first Rafale deliveries to the Egyptian Air Force, the first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless and the retirement of the Lynx AH7.

Civil News – includes news of the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for Air Canada, a new look for GOL and a debut for Emirates’ Arsenal logojet.

Military News – has stories on Iran returning former Iraqi Air Force Sukhoi Su-22 Fitters to the sky, the transfer of the final RAF Merlins to the Royal Navy and Turkey launching airstrikes against IS targets in Syria.

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 a new paint scheme for a DC-7 on Gran Canaria, RAF Museum Cosford taking delivery of its VC10 and a lottery boost for the Mosquito prototype. 

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