EXERCISING WITH THE EXTENDER - AIR international's special reporter David Brown flies with the 9th ARS at March AFB to see how the McDonnell Douglas KC-1 OA air-to-air refuelling tanker is being used, five years on from its entry into service.
PC-9: A PROFICIENT PRECEPTOR - Saudi Arabia is the fourth nation to adopt the Pilatus PC-9, which is building on the reputation achieved with the PC-7. Early production aircraft are pictured in this update story.
ATR 42. A REGIONAL SUCCESS STORY - With more than a year of airline service behind it, the ATR 42 is settling down and production is increasing. A new cutaway drawing accompanies this account of the new regional airliner.
GETTING THE BEST FROM TORNADO - Paul Crickmore describes the work of the Tornado Operational Evaluation Unit at Boscombe Down, and the contribu- tion it is making to RAF efficiency.
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.
THE SIXTIES, THE THIRTIES AND THE AMERICAN CHALLENGE - A "Personal View" by Roy Braybrook
THE AAM STORY - Part Four of Bill Gunston's survey of air-to-air missile development.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR international encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the MiG I-75F to the MiG-21 F.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
LAST OF A GENUS - Completing, from last month, the "Warbird" account of the Heinkel He 115.
FRONT COVER - A McDonnell Douglas KC-10A Extender from the 9th Air Refueling Squadron, USAF, based at March AFB, Calif