Aviation News - May 2019

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Tornado Tribute
In a tribute to the Tornado, we present a selection of photos from retired RAF photographer Rick Brewell.

ATP: Britain’s Last Propliner
The British Aerospace ATP was designed to supersede the popular Hawker Siddeley 748. Stephen Skinner tells the ATP’s story.

Desert Sentinel: Pima’s Warning Star
One of the Pima Air & Space Museum’s most outstanding exhibits, a Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star, has undergone restoration. Joe Copalman examines the career of this stunning aircraft.

Hercules in the Commercial World
David Willis reviews the civil variants of the Hercules family and details the latest version being offered.

The Force Awakens: Growing and Modernising the RAF
Tim Ripley assesses the current state of the RAF.

Maple Leaf DC-8s: Connecting Canada
The Douglas DC-8 introduced jet services to Trans-Canada Air Lines and opened up new routes across the country and the world. The rebranding of the airline as Air Canada reflected this expansion, writes Barry Lloyd.

On Top of the World: Finland’s Arctic Hornets
Dr Kevin Wright details the evolution of the Hornet in Finnish Air Force service and looks at plans for its replacement.

Spantax: Rise and Fall
Javier Rodriguez looks back at the Spanish airline Spantax.

Luftwaffe’s Forgotten Jet Fighter
Chris Goss details a revolutionary jet fighter that arrived on the front line just weeks before the end of the war.



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