Aviation News - November 2016

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The November issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Jets’ has a double-sided poster featuring the UK’s Air Arms and on the reverse Eurofighter Typhoons.

Boeing 747-8 – Jumbo Evolution
The first Boeing 747 took to the skies 47 years ago.  Bruce Hales-Dutton describes the latest variant.

Last of the Crusaders
Tom Docherty examines the lengthy career of the F-8 Crusader in French Navy service.

North Korea’s First Airshow – Wonsan Air Festival
Charles Kennedy attended the first airshow to be held in North Korea and it turned out to be full of surprises.

Success with Style – the 125
Stephen Skinner takes a close look at the development, career and various roles performed by Britain’s best-selling civil jet.

Intel-gathering White Tops
The first dedicated intelligence variants of the Boeing C-135B entered service nearly 50 years ago and today the fleet is still busy on reconnaissance missions, writes Tom Kaminski.

What’s up Doc? – A Superfortress Flies Again
After a 350,000-hour restoration, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named Doc has returned to the skies.  Jay Selman tracks one man’s mission to breathe life into an old bomber.

Edinburgh Airport – A Growing Success
The Scottish capital’s airport has been rapidly expanding in recent times, as detailed by Bruce Hales-Dutton.

NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory 
Mark Ollier explains how a veteran airliner is being used for cutting-edge science research by NASA.

Second Life for S.211s
Luigino Caliaro details how an Italian military jet trainer is making a name for itself on the civil market in the USA.

Speyer’s Treasure Trove
Not many museums can boast a Boeing 747, let alone an Antonov An-22, but as Sebastian Schmitz discovered, these are just two of the fantastic aircraft on display at the Technik Museum Speyer.



Headlines – includes the roll-out of Boeing and Saab AB’s new aircraft they are proposing for the USAF’s T-X contest and the return to flight of a Starfighter and Mosquito.

Civil News – has details on Air France’s and Avianca’s plans for their Boeing 787 Dreamliners, a new regional aircraft being proposed by a South African company and changes to Virgin Australia’s long-haul network.

Military News – includes details on a new fixed-wing aircraft being trialled by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, an Italian Air Force Tornado squadron being disbanded and the first F-16s being delivered to Romania.

Preservation News – has information on a Spitfire returning to the skies, a famous Sea King being unveiled in a UK museum and the restoration of a B-52.

Flight Bag – reviews of products of interest to the enthusiast.

Register Review – the latest aircraft changes to the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey.

Air Base Movements

Airport Movements