Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
AIRSCENE - Military, commercial and aerospace industry news from around the world.
ABERDEEN - HUB TO NORTH - SEA OIL FIELDS In addition to being the fourth busiest airport in the UK, Aberdeen, Dyce, is the hub for helicopter support to the North Sea oil rigs. LITHUANIAN INVESTMENT - Mark Blacklock reports on the first of the Baltic States to break away from Aeroflot. PARIS PREVIEW - Despite reductions in defence spending and the recession-hit civil market, 1,569 exhibitors have registered for the 40th Paris Air Show. FRENCH BEARCATS IN INDO-CHINA 1951-1954 - Bearcat operations in support of the French ground forces, during the war in Indo-China, are described by Jean Christophe Manevy. WIN A FLIGHT IN THE BRITISH CALEDONIAN DC-10 FLIGHT SIMULATOR Your chance to pilot the British Caledonian DC-10 flight simulator at Gatwick airport. RETARDED V/STOL: TIME FOR AN INDEPENDENT UK PROGRAMME? Roy Braybrook's Personal View looks this month at the future of V/STOL. NORTHROP'S BIG WING - THE B-2 - Dr David Baker takes the wraps off one of the most controversial and revolutionary aircraft ever flown, in the first of a two-part feature on the B-2. SLOVAK SNAPSHOTS - Miroslav Gyurosi provides details of the new national markings adopted by the Air Force of the Army of the Slovak Republic. CARRIER AIR POWER - Recent global conflicts have demonstrated the effectiveness of aircraft carriers in deploying massive air power. In this two-section feature Lindsay Peacock reviews the carriers currently in service worldwide and Dave Allport describes, in detail, fixed wing carrier aircraft. FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, this month covers the Sopwith Dolphin, Snipe, Hippo, Bulldog and Snail. KHODYNKA: MOSCOW'S MILITARY MUSEUM - Situated close to the centre of Moscow, Khodynka contains a wealth of fascinating aircraft, as described by Piotr Butowski. TALKBACK - Reader's letters on subjects carried in past issues of the magazine and of general interest. IN PRINT - Reviews of some recent books received. FRONT COVER - McDonnell Douglas/BAe EAV-8B Matador, in service with the Spanish Navy. A review of the world's aircraft carriers and their fixed wing aircraft begins on page 301.