Articles > 2014 > Operational | Mark Forest | March 2014
San Diego, California is located on the West Coast of the United States and home to the headquarters of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. Mark Forest reports.
3rd January 1989 – The unmistakable shape of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 touches down at Dhakas Zia International Airport to begin life with her new owners Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Now some 25 years on, the same aircraft carrying registration S2-ACR otherwise known as ‘New Era’, is drawing to a close the passenger role of the loyal trijet as the last airline with the DC-10 in use gets ready to retire the type. Jamie Ewan takes a look at the operating history of the type with Biman and is on board for one of its final passenger flights.
Articles > 2014 > Nostalgia | Adam Duffield | February 2014
The F-16 is the fighter jet of choice for many countries and given its dominance of the fighter market, it has seen itself proven in combat for a number of nations. In addition to this it is also used as a public relations tool at airshows and events all over. Adam Duffield takes a look at both of these roles.
Articles > 2014 > Museums | Jack Goward | February 2014
First opening to the public on the 15th May 1959, the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre was the first aviation museum in Britain and as a registered charity, the proceeds were donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund as they still are today. Jack Goward takes a look at the Museum for AeroResource.
Articles > 2014 > Operational | Ben Montgomery | February 2014
The 352nd Special Operations Group at RAF Mildenhall has been visibly upgrading their aircraft and capabilities over the last year, and with new types becoming operational, the older aircraft are now being phased out in turn. Ben Montgomery was at Mildenhall to see the final MC-130P Combat Shadow leaving the 67th Special Operations Squadron after almost a half century of service.