IT ISN'T ALWAYS FUN - Agricultural aviation is now a well-established facet of the flying business, but its hazards are not so widely known, as Barnaby Williams explains in this light-hearted account from first-hand experience.
GULFSTREAM — VERSATILITY THROUGH CONCENTRATION - The Gulfstream III biz-jet, still selling strongly, is now providing the basis for a range of variants and derivatives that make up the Gulfstream Aerospace product line, described in this article.
AN ENIGMA EXPOSED - Under the code name Peace Jack, General Dynamics designed a modification of the RF-4 Phantom with the potential to exceed Mach 3. Jay Miller lifts the veil on the little-known RF-4X, examples of which are serving in Israel.
THE FIGHTER - Continuing his provocative review of fighter development over the past four decades, Mike Spick describes the impact of the Korean War upon fighter designers, and the period of "tech- nological hyperactivity" in the 'sixties.
PARIS AIRSCENE - A first news report from the Paris Air Show.
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.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers'enquiries from AIR iNTERNATiONALfiles, dealing with the products of the Turkish THK company.
AIRDATA FILE - A special "Soviet Update" section, providing latest information, photographs and drawings of Soviet military and civil aircraft including the Mil, Mi-28 (Havoc), MiG-29 (Fulcrum), Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer), Su-25 (Frogfoot), Kamov Ka-32S, llyushin 11-114, II-96 and TupolevTu-204.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and one page of colour profiles of the FordTriMotor.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international's encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, on the LVG D IV to Macchi M.5, plus a special "Addenda" to earlier instalments.
FRONT COVER - The second prototype of the Aeritalia/Aermacchi/Embraer AMX light attack aircraft which made its international debut at the recent Paris Air Show.