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October 2016

The October issue of ‘Aviation News incorporating Jets’ is an RAF special and includes:

31 Squadron – The Goldstar Standard
The Officer Commanding 31 Squadron ‘Goldstars’ tells Dino Carrara about the achievements and challenges the squadron has faced during his time in charge.

30 Squadron – Traversing the Globe
Editor Dino Carrara visited 30 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton to hear about the work of this C-130J unit and joined a training sortie to gain an insight into tactical operations.

41(R) TES – The Times and Trials of a Centenary Year
Many Royal Air Force squadrons have reached their centenaries, but few have marked the occasion in so spectacular a manner as 41 (Reserve) Test & Evaluation Squadron. Unique for its two-type fast jet fleet, the unit plays a vital role in supporting the Tornado GR4 and Typhoon, as Paul E Eden discovered.

Boeing’s 720 – Short-haul Pioneer
By shrinking its world-beating 707, Boeing created a new jetliner capable of efficiently operating short- and medium-haul sectors. Charles Kennedy details the development of the Boeing 720.

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II: The Career of Old Shakey
For over 20 years the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II was the mainstay of US heavy airlift operations. Bob Archer looks at the role played by the type affectionately known as Old Shakey.

Plus much more…

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