Aviation News - February 2017

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Harrier GR.3s on the Frontline - RAF Germany Cold War Ops
Air Chief Marshal (Ret’d) Sir Richard Johns recalls his time as OC of 3(F) Sqn to Doug Gordon.

Cherry Point’s ‘Bulldogs’
Tom Kaminski reports on VMA-223 ‘Bulldogs’, a US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II squadron.

UK Harriers – from Land and Sea
Dr Kevin Wright looks back at the development and operation of the UK’s Harriers and Sea Harriers.

A Harrier GR.3 Brought Back to Life: Chris Wilson of Jet Art Aviation recalls the rollercoaster of challenges getting an RAF Harrier GR.3 back to ground-running condition.

Bombardier CS300 Enters Service
Barry Woods-Turner reports from the handover ceremony of the first CS300, while John Pagni experiences a flight on the new jetliner.

Return of the 489th Bomb Group
Scott Dworkin reports on the 489th Bomb Group which flies B-1B Lancers from Dyess AFB.

Emirates Aviation Experience
Spencer Bennett visited this unique London attraction which gives an insight into modern commercial aviation.

French Postal Transalls - Getting the Mail Through
Frédéric Marsaly lifts the lid on a little-known aspect of the C-160’s history.

Luftwaffe Precision Bombing in WW2
Chris Goss describes Luftwaffe precision bombing technology.

French Fancy
James Ronayne examines Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 8X.


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