Issue 24 of Global Aviation Magazine has arrived and is FREE to access and download.
Here’s a look at what’s inside Issue 24 – the final ever issue of GAM:
QF-4 Phantom’s Last Stand:
The legendary F-4 Phantom II still serves the United States Air Force today, even though it is no longer a frontline fighter. Erik Roelofs visited the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron detachment at Holloman Air Force Base to witness the Phantom in action, from the best seat in the house. Images author unless otherwise stated.
VX-30 Bloodhounds – NBVC Point Mugu:
Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) on the coast of Southern California consists of three operating facilities – Point Mugu, Port Hueneme and San Nicolas Island. NBVC Point Mugu is home to a variety of units, including four US Navy E-2C Hawkeye Squadrons and the California ANG flying the C-130J. However, of all the residents present there can be no doubt that the “Bloodhounds” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Three Zero (VX) 30 has the most diverse mission set and fleet of aircraft. Kevin Jackson reports for GAM.
The Royal Saudi Air Force Museum:
The history of the Royal Saudi Air Force is commemorated in an impressive museum in the northern suburbs of the Saudi capital Riyadh. Paul Dunn visits Saqr Al-Jazeera for GAM.
The 97th AMW:
Altus AFB in rural Oklahoma is the location for the Formal Training Units for two of the USAF’s most significant types. Paul Dunn flew with the 97th Air Mobility Wing to see how students are taught to fly the C-17 and KC-135.
Frank Grealish – The Joy of Air-to-Air:
For many aviation photographers, the idea of taking pictures of one aircraft in flight from another is the pinnacle of their dreams and aspirations. Karl Drage talks to Frank Grealish about his most memorable A-2-A shoots and what it is that makes the discipline so special.
Chania AB, home of HAF’s 115 CW:
Lying approximately 100 miles south of the Greek mainland in the southern Aegean Sea at the crossroads of the continents of Europe, Asia and Africa, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is home to 115 PM (Pterix Mahis – Combat Wing) of the Hellenic Air Force operating the potent Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52+. Tom Gibbons visited Chania Air Base for GAM.
The Best of Global Aviation Magazine:
As Global Aviation Magazine winds down, we thought it would be nice to take a look back at what we consider to be some of its best bits. Karl Drage, Paul Dunn and Rob Edgcumbe pick out their favourite 20 articles contained within the previous 23 issues of GAM.