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THE DHL AVIATION DISPLAY TEAM:
Debuting amongst an assortment of rather more established display acts at the 2014 Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS), held at Sakhir Air Base, was the DHL Aviation Display Team – bringing together a rather unusual formation of a Boeing 757 with single examples of the Extra 200 and Extra 300 aircraft types. Karl Drage talks to the people responsible for putting these very dissimilar aircraft types together in the same piece of sky.
DAVIS MONTHAN A-10 THUNDERBOLT II UPDATE:
More than 40 years ago, the prototype of the A-10 made its first flight. Despite several attempts to get rid of it since, the A-10 still provides an unbeatable capability, and GAM traveled to Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, AZ, to see how new pilots are trained on the aircraft and the operations of a front line squadron. Rob Edgcumbe and Oliver Zarden report.
XXVI RADUNO DELL’EPIFANIA:
Escaping the wind and rain of Wales, Paul Dopson and Heaven Crawley travel to North West Italy for some fun competition ballooning at the 2014 Ephipany Meet held in Mondovi.
F-16 FIGHTING FALCON AT 40:
The Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon is often thought of as the quintessential fighter of the late 20th century, but in fact it is a far more versatile and capable aircraft than that. Paul Dunn looks at 40 years of this ubiquitous multi-role fighter aircraft.
HONG KONG’S GOVERNMENT FLYING SERVICE:
As its name suggests, the GFS is a department of the government of Hong Kong. It is charged with a wide variety of missions ranging from medical evacuation to tactical support of the Hong Kong Police Force. In order to perform these duties, the GFS inherited an initial fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, which included the Beech Super King Air, Sikorsky S-70 Blackhawk and S-76 Spirit. All these types were retired between 1999 and 2002, in favour of more modern aircraft, although the service will soon embark on a further modernisation programme. Paul Dunn investigates.
Located a 40 minute drive away from Rio de Janeiro Galealo International Airport, or 30 minutes from the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, Museu Aeroespacial’s massive single facade creates quite a lasting impression on arrival, whether you’re interested in aviation or not! Steve Comber reports from Brazil.
186th ARW – MISSISSIPPI ANG:
When the Base Realignment And Closure (BRAC) commission’s latest round of recommendations became law in November 2005 it affected many Air National Guard units, not least the 186th ARW and its fleet of eight KC-135R Stratotankers. This surprised many observers for a number of reasons. Kevin Jackson reports.