Aviation News - November 2015

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

B-2A Spirit – Stealthy Global Strike
Tom Kaminski provides insight into the USAF’s premier bomber, which has been used in three campaigns.

Final Call for British Airways 737s
With British Airways retiring the last of its 737 fleet at the end of September, Charles Kennedy examines the carrier’s association with the type.

Raptors in Europe
Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany hosted the first ever USAF F-22A Raptor deployment to Europe this summer.  Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne provides a round-up of their visit.

Cargolux – European Heavyweight
Aviation News Assistant Editor James Ronayne visits Cargolux to learn about operations at Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier.

USAFE Phantoms Part 2 – Wild Weasels and Recce
Doug Gordon concludes his look at USAFE F-4 Phantom units.

Westland – A Century of Achievement
Malcolm V Lowe chronicles 100 years of aviation success by Westland.

Missionary Flights International – Flying With Faith
Geoff Jones joined the crew of a Missionary Flights Internationals DC-3C-65TP, flying from Florida to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 


Headlines – has details on the first Boeing 787-9 for British Airways, the maiden flight of the first Italian assembled F-35 Lightning II and the cancelation of the Waddington airshow.

Civil News – includes news of the first ATR 72-600 for Flybe, Privilege Style’s maiden Boeing 777 and details of WestJet’s London services.

Military News – has stories on a new Airbus A340 for the Iranian government, flight-testing of a Airbus C295W for the Saudi Ministry of the Interior and Merlin HM2 achieving Full Operational Capability.

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 Goodwood’s Battle of Britain flypast, Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre opening its doors to the public and the progress of the de Havilland Museum’s Mosquito prototype restoration. 

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