Aviation News - October 2017

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Scampton Airshow Makes its Debut
Editor Dino Carrara reports on this new event on the airshow calendar.

On the Front Line: RAF Germany Phantoms
David Gledhill recalls Phantom operations from RAF Wildenrath during the Cold War.

Cathay Pacific: An Asian Star
Stephen Skinner charts the development of one of the world’s leading airlines.

Operation Arc Light: B-52s Over Vietnam
B-52 missions during the Vietnam War are examined by Warren Thompson.

B-52 Cold War European Ops
Dr Kevin Wright discusses exercises the bomber has been involved in and its Cold War role in Europe.

Titan to Stratofortress
Tom Kaminski chronicles how a USAF officer who initially undertook nuclear alert underground on ICBMs went on to pilot B-52s.

Pima Air & Space Museum: Quality and Quantity
Joe Copalman reports on the impressive Pima Air & Space Museum.

MC-21: A New Hope
Piotr Butowski details a new Russian airliner.

Airspeed Ambassador: Post-war Pioneer
The career of the Ambassador is profiled by Stephen Skinner.

Seek and Destroy
Tom Spencer describes how the Griffon-powered Spitfires of the RAF’s 41 Sqn were heavily involved in operations on continental Europe.



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