Aviation News - October 2018

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Photo Shoot at the Top of the World
In the first of an occasional series, former RAF photographer Warrant Officer Rick Brewell (ret’d) gives insights into an unusual photo shoot.

Qantas Boeing 747s: The Long Goodbye
Chris Frame explores the history of the Boeing 747 with Qantas.

The Flying Clog
Chris Goss relates the career of the BV 138.

Spangdahlem’s Hunter Killers
Doug Gordon examines this unusual arrangement at Spangdahlem which saw the F-16 working with the F-4G as Wild Weasel hunter/killer teams.

Phantoms in RAF Service
Dr Kevin Wright gives an overview of RAF Phantoms, their roles and the squadrons that operated them.

Preserved UK Warriors
A guide to preserved Phantoms that are on display in museums around the UK.

AirVenture Oshkosh 2018
Jay Selman flags up the highlights from this year’s event.

Loganair: A New Beginning
Loganair has been operating once again under its own brand for just 12 months. Bernie Baldwin talks to the managing director about recent developments and its plans going forward.

Dutch Desert ‘Vipers’
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 pilots train in the heat of Arizona. Dr Kevin Wright spoke to the unit’s CO, Lt Col Joost ‘Niki’ Luysterburg.

VFW 614: Ahead of its Time
Barry Lloyd examines the VFW 614 – an innovative German-designed, multinational jetliner.



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