Aviation News - January 2018

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RAF 100th ANNIVERSARY

By Force of Arms
No.65 Sqn’s Spitfires took part in some of the major battles of World War Two, as Tom Spencer recounts.

Serving the Royal Family
Charles Woodley details the different aircraft that have flown the Royal Family around the globe for decades.

Close Encounters
Fast jet pilot Steve Gyles describes his eventful 25-year career in the RAF.

Chinook: Rotary Legend
The Chinook is nearing four decades of service with the RAF. Peter Cooper profiles this versatile workhorse.

Typhoon Specials
A round-up of special schemes worn by RAF Typhoons.

Stealth Force
Tim Ripley charts the journey of the UK’s F-35s.

FEATURES

Qantas 787s: Fulfilling the Dream
The first Dreamliner for Qantas has entered service with the type set to enable the airline to achieve a long-held aspiration, as Chris Frame explains.

Flying the F-117A Part 2: Bandit Boss
In this second article, Greg Feest details further elements of his career on the F-117A Nighthawk.

Glasgow Airport: A Scottish Success
Bernie Baldwin learns about the latest developments at Glasgow Airport.

American Airlines’ DC-10s: Trijet Tales
Gerry Manning analyses the DC-10’s service with American Airlines.

Thai A350 Delivery
The process involved in delivering an airliner was witnessed by Martyn Cartledge.

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