COTTISH ACCENT ON THE NORTH ATLANTIC - Britain's second-force airline, British Caledonian, has been steadily building up its services across the North Atlantic since 1977. This account shows that the five UK-USA routes now account for more than 20 per cent of B.Cal's revenue.
THE ANGLO-AMERICAN HARRIER II - all it the AV-8B, call it the GR Mk 5, call it the Harrier II a€ by any designation the jointly developed BAe/McAir V/STOL fighter is a potent warplane as AIR INTERNATIONAL learned in visits to St Louis and Kingston.
DRAGON DELIGHTS - John Pricker, in a continuation of his occasional series of articles describing past pleasures in a busy flying life, describes a classic, if elderly, de Havilland twin.
PREDATOR WITH A PEDIGREE - The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle has already established its own reputation as a rugged fighting machine, and some 7,500 earlier McDonnell Douglas strike aircraft contribute to its pedigree. Current and possible future developments are discussed here.
LAS VEGAS AIRSCENE - AIR INTERNATIONAL staff news report from the 36th Annual Meeting and Convention of the Helicopter Association International.
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.
ROUND ENGINE RACERS AT RENO - Two Hawker Sea Furies with Wright Double Cyclone engines are a potent combination that produced winning form at Reno last year.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and one page of colour profiles on the General Dynamics F-111.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the Lavochkin La-9 to La-160.
PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers enquiries from AIR INTERNATIONAL files: Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe and Tupolev Tu-98. AIRDATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Mitsubishi Diamond IA and II, PZL M-26, Datwyler MD-3 Swiss-Trainer, Trago Mills SAH-1, Dupont DP-2and Lake Renegade.
FRONT COVER - A McDonnell Douglas/British Aerospace AV-8B (actually the third full-scale development aircraft) on test, with a load of seven 985-lb (447-kg) Mk83 bombs.