Aviation News - July 2019

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Cry Havoc! Let Slip the F-117s to the Netherlands
Coronet Havoc was the first official visit of the stealth F-117 to Europe. Stephan de Bruijn recalls the deployment to Gilze-Rijen Air Base in the Netherlands in 1993.

Gander: Transatlantic Crossroads
Jack Pinsent describes the development of Gander airport.

Gulfstream G650: Record-Breaking Bizjet
Rod Simpson examines Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 and G650ER business jets, which have broken numerous world records.

Upgraded Backfires Soldier On
Piotr Butowski describes the Backfire in Soviet and Russian service and the current upgrade programme.

Viewing Area Guide: Belfast International
A viewing gallery at Belfast International Airport enables visitors to get very close to the action. Guy Warner describes this facility and the opportunities it offers photographers.

Global Retro Schemes Guide: Part 1
Aviation News brings you the first part of a guide to all the aircraft flying worldwide that currently wear a retro scheme.

The Kiwi Anson
The only Avro Anson Mk.I flying anywhere in the world is based at Omaka on New Zealand’s South Island. Dr Andreas Zeitler talked to the owner about the history of the aircraft and its immaculate restoration.

Cubana Part 1: The Early Years
Jozef Mols looks back at the Cuban airline’s formative years and the growth of its aircraft fleet and route network.

Germany’s Hansa Jets
With its forward-swept wings, the HFB Hansa Jet was a memorable sight. Doug Gordon recounts its career as a VIP transport and as an ECM trainer with the Luftwaffe.



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