Just in time for Christmas, Issue 21 of Global Aviation Magazine has landed and is FREE to access and download.
Here’s a look at what’s inside Issue 21:
LOCKHEED’s C-141 STARLIFTER AT 50:
The Lockheed C-141 Starlifter was the first jet to be specifically designed as a pure transport aircraft. It made its first flight on 17 Dec 1963, and went on to serve the USAF for over 40 years, gaining an excellent reputation during that time. Paul Dunn looks at the history of this much missed airlifter.
PHANTOM RETURN TO FLIGHT BID:
The Wings and Rotors Air Museum in Murrieta, California, currently has a bold project underway: it is restoring an F-4 Phantom II to flight. This isn’t just any Phantom: it is an F4H-1F. The example at the museum is the eleventh F-4 ever built. Alan Kenny found out more.
HUAWEI TWISTER DUO AT AL AIN:
Held from 30 November to 2 December, Al Ain Aerobatic Show marked its tenth anniversary in style with stunning weather and an eclectic line-up featuring participation from six countries and three continents, and culminating on the 42nd anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates – National Day. Karl Drage takes a look at the Huawei Twister Duo’s show.
Exercício Cruzeiro do Sul or CRUZEX is South America’s largest multi-national military exercise organised and hosted by the FORÇA AÉREA BRASILEIRA. CRUZEX 2013 ran from 4 to 15 November at Natal Air Base located a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean on the north-west coast of Brazil. Steve Comber reports for GAM
THE EXCITING WORLD OF HELIMOTION:
Helimotion is a helicopter operator based in Joliet, Illinois. A significant part of their work is focused on aerial filming. Rob Edgcumbe visited for Global Aviation Magazine to find out more about how aerial filming is undertaken and how you end up in that line of work.
FLYING LEATHERNECK AVIATION MUSEUM:
The Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum documents the history of US Marine Corps aviation and features an impressive collection of aircraft. Paul Dunn reports for Global Aviation Magazine.
NATURAL SURFACE OPERATIONS:
Landing an aircraft weighing around 40 tonnes empty (40,000 kgs) on an unprepared landing strip with few visual reference points is never straightforward but this is exactly what Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew from 24, 30 and 47 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, regularly do in fulfilling their global operational commitments. Ian Harding reports on this challenging aspect of Hercules operations.