Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
WARDAIR: FLYING CHARTERS WITH STYLE AIR INTERNATIONAL - flies with Canada's distinctive independent airline to report on the standards that even long-haul scheduled carriers find it difficult to match.
MAKING "THE RIGHT STUFF-RIGHT - Now on general release in the USA and soon to be seen in Britain, the motion picture "The Right Stuff" dramatises the story of test-pilots and astronauts engaged in space exploration. Tom Cleaver here describes the making of the film. "SOME TALK OF ALEXANDER...and some of Hercules". - But in this Warbirds feature the talk is of Lysander, the Westland army co-operation aircraft that replaced the Hector, Audax and Wapiti in the late 'thirties and then found important new roles during World War II. AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Aircraft and Industry, Civil Affairs and new Civil and Military Aircraft Contracts. IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted. TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest. HERCULES LABOURS ON - Recent developments with the Lockheed C-130. GANNET'S LAST FLING - How Hamilton Standard found a use for the last airworthy Fairey Gannet. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Koolhoven F.K.58tothe Laville Dl-4. MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Dassault-Breguet Mystere/Falcon 900; Robin ATL; Gates Learjet/Piaggio GP-180; IAI Westwind Astra; NDN Turbo Firecracker; Beechcraft Starship; Cessna Citation S/ll; Mooney 301 and Antonov An-3. FRONT COVER - Lockheed C-130H, the first of four for Japan Air Self-Defence Force. Delivered in Marietta, Georgia, on 12 December 1983 and to be ferried to Japan in March after crew training in USA.