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AIR International May 2020
Welcome to AIR International May 2020
Disaster Down Under!
Australia is starting to emerge from its worst bushfire season in living memory, with severe weather switching to storms and floods in some states. Khalem Chapman and Paul Eden scrutinise the aviation offensive to protect life and land.
L-39NG continues test campaign, expands flight envelope
Aero Vodochody has further expanded the flight envelope of its new L-39NG light jet trainer – the latest variant of the company’s Albatros family.
US approves South Korean F-16 IFF/Link 16 upgrades
The US State Department has approved the possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of identification friend or foe (IFF) systems and Link 16 tactical data links to South Korea, as part of the country’s F-16 upgrade effort.
RAF declares IOC on Poseidon MRA1
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has formally declared that its Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet has achieved initial operating capability (IOC).
Which US airports are undergoing upgrades?
In the second part of his special US airport round-up, Chris Sloan examines a further selection of American gateways enjoying a period of rapid transformation
An Addis Ababa Adventure - photo snapshot
Firmly established as Ethiopia's largest airport, Addis Ababa’s Bole International serves as an important gateway in East Africa. Ron Mak visited in 2005 and in this special snapshot reveals that rarer aircraft still made a frequent appearance
Belfast City bounces back
Northern Ireland’s second busiest airport has experienced the most difficult year in its history with the loss of biggest customer, Flybe, followed by the impact of the disastrous COVID-19 pandemic. Declan Hasson reflects upon George Best Belfast City, its recent challenges and how the unique ‘downtown’ facility is fighting back once again
Airshow appearances by Warbirds of Great Britain
As airshow appearances by Warbirds of Great Britain’s (WoGB) aircraft were scarce, enthusiasts had to be content with glimpses at the company’s bases. Ken Ellis provides a taste of a memorable collection...
Australia marks air force centenary
The March 31 centenary flypast included (l-r) a Harvard, Hudson, Boomerang...
Thank you for the great piece on the Boeing B-47 Stratojet (January...
Upgrading Your PC
Jessica Bannister-Pearce describes her new custom-built PC ...
Prepar3D Version 4
Preparing for the future Ever since Lockheed Martin...
Back to Basics Stage 1 – Lesson 6
This issue we start a discussion on landing techniques…