Aviation News March issue - OUT NOW


Bell Boeing’s Revolutionary Osprey
Bell Boeing’s V-22 tiltrotor underwent prolonged development, though is now proving its capabilities in frontline service, as Tom Kaminski reports.

France’s Last Mirage F1s
The Mirage F1 is scheduled to retire from French Air Force service in 2014. Jan Kraak visited ER2/33 at Mont-de-Marsan, which is flying the last operational F1s, to review recent operations.

Room with a View - Heathrow’s ‘Secret’ Viewing Terrace

This month we feature a hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport that has an outdoor viewing terrace that overlooks the threshold of one of the runways.

TriStars of the RAF

The TriStar has served the RAF in the transport and tanking roles since 1983. With the type’s withdrawal in sight, Paul E Eden reviews its service career.

TriStar – Lockheed’s Airliner Swansong
Gerry Sweet charts the history of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, a well-liked airliner, but with insufficient sales to recoup its huge development costs.

Riding Aeroflot’s Il-96

Guy Van Herbruggen recently flew aboard an Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-96 from Moscow to Istanbul. He describes his experience aboard the Soviet-era widebody airliner.

And much more!

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