Aviation News - September 2017

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Spectacular RIAT
Peter R Foster reviews this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo.

Concorde: The Legend and the Innovations
Robin Evans investigates how the unique problems posed by the development of Concorde required exceptional solutions, many of which are now commonplace in modern aircraft.

Shackleton AEW.2: Cold War Sentinel
Group Captain David Greenway (ret’d) talks to Dr Kevin Wright about the Shackleton AEW.2 in RAF service.

Ben Gurion Airport: Israel’s International Gateway
Noam Menashe describes the fascinating history and recent developments of Israel’s biggest airport.

Hornet & Super Hornet: US Navy Strike Fighter Family
Tom Kaminski assesses the US Navy’s Hornets and Super Hornets and compares their capabilities.

Record-breaking Oshkosh
Jay Selman reports on this year’s hugely successful AirVenture.

Gulfstream Evolution
Rod Simpson examines the different variants of Gulfstream business jets, some of which are used for the special missions role.

Mustangs vs Yaks: Korean Duels
Warren Thompson details three USAF Mustang pilots’ accounts of air combat in the Korean War.

The Aircraft of Norman Thompson
Although little known today, the aeroplanes built by Norman Thompson’s company made a vital contribution to Britain’s maritime and military flying history. Pete London explains.



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