Aircraft — June 2009

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Ben Dunnell
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Aircraft — June 2009

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If you're a subscriber, you'll hopefully already have the June issue of Aircraft — if not, you can buy it from Friday. This month's contents include...

FLY NAVY 100 SPECIAL
22 pages of British naval aviation history. Denis J. Calvert looks at the inauspicious beginnings of naval flying in this country 100 years ago, and offers memories of some of the Royal Navy's most important aircraft from Sopwith Pup to Sea Harrier; David Halford experiences the Navy's 'Thursday War' from air and sea; and maritime aviation expert Richard Scott interviews the Fleet Air Arm's two most senior commanders.

Fly Virgin!
You probably know him best as a fighter pilot, but Ian Black's day job is as a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600 captain. Find out why he finds the fly-by-wire long-hauler fun to fly — PLUS! Your chance to win two Virgin Atlantic tickets!

Airshow Legends — Air Tattoo: the Fairford years
The final part of our revealing history of the world's biggest military airshow takes the story from the first IAT at Fairford in 1985 through to today's Royal International Air Tattoo (not forgetting Bournemouth, Boscombe and Cottesmore!)

From F-4 to F-2
Richard Cooper describes the transition from one era to another being made by the Japan Air Self Defense Force's fighter units at Misawa.

Boom to Bust
It's been a hard fall for the once booming Indian airline industry, as Andreas Spaeth found out from its bosses.

Yeovilton tickets competition
A chance to win tickets to this year's excellent RNAS Yeovilton Air Day.

PLUS — All the regulars, including an exclusive first test of the new Rise of Flight sim, coverage of the Avalon show, and a special news report on the Embraer 190's trials at London City.

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Hey, a Rich Cooper feature, cool! Glad he is still alive somewhere ;-) looking forward :rock:

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Cracking issue this month from what I have read since I got it yesterday :)

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Aother superb issue :cool:

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Fantastic issue some fab pictures of RIAT over the years!
2021 - Hopefully RIAT!

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Really glad you all enjoyed it.

As for the Air Tattoo articles, researching and writing them was a genuine pleasure.

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