Aviation News - May 2016

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

Viewing Area Guide
This new series provides a guide to viewing areas from around the world with all the information you need to know such as opening times and photographic opportunities.  The first one we cover in this issue is the viewing area at Salzburg Airport.

Starfighters Aerospace – Second Life for F-104s
Luigino Caliaro reports on the growing fleet of Lockheed F-104s flown by Starfighters Aerospace in a variety of roles.

Ice Pilots – Buffalo Airways
Buffalo Airways’ fleet of classic propliners provides a vital lifeline to some of Canada’s most remote settlements.  Ken Cothliff reports from ‘North of 60’.

VX-30 Bloodhounds – Diversity in Test
Scott Dworkin details the wide-ranging and important work of one of the US Navy’s premier test squadrons.

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart – Gateway to the Alps
James Ronayne visits Austria’s second-busiest airport.

Exercise Cobra Warrior
Editor Dino Carrara reports from RAF Coningsby on a groundbreaking deployment of Luftwaffe EF2000s.

American Air Museum Reopens
Assistant Editor James Ronayne visits the redeveloped American Air Museum at IWM Duxford.

National Treasure – B-17G Sentimental Journey Brings History to Life
Joe Copalman tells the story of a Flying Fortress that is regularly seen on the North American airshow circuit.

Pan Am DC-10s – A Curious Tale
Charles Kennedy looks back at the service of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 as part of the Pan Am fleet.

TALES FROM THE LOGBOOK: Cold War Flashback – May 1988
Peter R Foster describes the huge variety of military aircraft seen at air bases in the East of England in an average month during the 1980s’ period of the Cold War.


Headlines – has details on the retirement of the Sea King HC4, the first flight of a US built Airbus and Straightline Aviation’s LOI for 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships. 

Civil News – includes news of KLM’s first Embraer 175+, the latest cabin concept from Airbus and United Airlines’ 747 retirement plans. 

Military News – has stories on the retirement of India’s Sea Harriers, Operation Shader mission marks on an RAF Typhoon and the delivery of the first two Saudi KC-130Js.

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 details of a new home for the original ‘Air Force 1’, the final flight of the prototype Boeing 727 and Bentwaters Cold War Museum’s acquisition of an A-10. 

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.
Air Mail – readers’ letters.
Register Review
Air Base Movements
Airport Movements