Aviation News - December 2018

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How They Made Top Gun
Former US Navy officer Dave Baranek tells the story of the team who brought realism to the 1986 cult film

British Airways One-Elevens - Short-haul Stalwarts
Bob O’Brien charts the history of British Airways’ BAC One-Eleven fleet.

Pilatus PC-24 – A Breed Apart
David Willis reviews progress on the Swiss-built jet.

F-35 Lightning II – Country-by-Country Analysis
Tom Kaminski takes a nation-by-nation look at procurement and fielding of the F-35.

Saturday Night Falcon Fever
Joris van Boven reports from an F-16 photoshoot set against the bright lights of Volkel Air Base’s runway.

Flight Simulator Guide
Our guide to getting airborne without leaving the ground, detailing UK flight simulation companies.

Ethiopian Airlines – An Aviation Powerhouse
Jozef Mols examines the history of Ethiopian Airlines and finds out the secrets of its success.

Thunder Through the Valleys
Philip Stevens provides aircrew insights on the skills, procedures and ongoing necessity for low-level flying.

Noratlas had a Long and Varied Life
Adrian M Balch charts the career of a French transport mainstay popular with foreign air arms.

Hurricane Force – In the Eye of the Battle
Tom Spencer recounts 253 Squadron in World War Two, which flew Hurricanes in combat from locations as varied as Scotland to African deserts.

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