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.
VALMET'S TURBOTRAINER - The editors describe Finland's L-80TP turboprop trainer derived from the L-70 Vinka, and attempt to assess its place in an overcrowded market place.
OPERATION BUSHELL ENDS - The Royal Air Force has recently brought to an end its largest-ever relief effort, here described by the editors, to distribute more than 30,000 tons of supplies in Ethiopia.
A WORD TO WOULD-BE AUTHORS - Roy Braybrook contributes another "Personal View".
PISTON ENGINES - Mike Hirst concludes his series examining contemporary aero engine technology with a study of piston engines — the first aircraft prime movers and still produced in very large numbers today.
FROM DB-3 TO IL-4 - Concluding the "Warbirds" feature on the llyushin twin- engined bomber of World War II.
FAIRCHILD T-46 - New photographs of the USAF's New Generation Trainer.
PHANTOMS AT THEIR PEAK - Ian Rentoul with Tom Wakeford review the present status of the McDonnell Douglas Phantom in the RAF.and brief ly record its history with that service.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles on the Antonov An-2 and An-3.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR international offer comments of general interest.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the McDonnell Douglas F-4 (USAF) to F-18 Hornet.
FRONT COVER - A Hughes AGM-65E laser-guided version of the Maverick air-to-surface missile beneath the wing of a McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II on test at NAS Patuxent River, Md.