Aviation News - March 2019

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Kissing the Mountain – Drama in the Alps
In an exclusive interview, editor Dino Carrara speaks to the pilot who recently carried out an incredible helicopter rescue in the French Alps.

Tornado: Still Doing the Italian Job
The Tornado is set to fly on into the next decade with the ‘Red Devils’ of Ghedi, as Andrea Avian reports.

Flybmi Targets Multidimensional Operations
Bernie Baldwin speaks to flybmi’s new managing director, Jochen Schnadt, as the airline looks to diversify its operations.

X-15: An Exceptional Aircraft
Dr Kevin Wright examines North American’s X-15 and the important test work it was involved in.

The Firebirds: Flights of the Phoenix
Hugh Trevor provides a selection of photos of The Firebirds, 56 Sqn’s Lightning display team.

Lightnings on Trial
The challenges faced by those tasked with flight testing the English Electric Lightning are detailed by Hugh Trevor.

Preserved UK Lightnings
Our guide to examples of the legendary interceptor on public display in the UK.

TWA TriStars – Workhorse Wonders
Barry Lloyd recounts the tri-jet’s flying career with Trans World Airlines.

Auckland Airport – Pacific Powerhouse
Chris Frame details the past, present and future of the underdog that became New Zealand’s busiest airport.

Fokker 50 – Building on Success
Stephen Skinner reviews the development and career of the Fokker 50.



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