THE TEXAN "SWING FIGHTER" - The General Dynamics F-16 offers the capability of "swinging" from the ground- attack role to air combat — hence its recent appellation as a "swing" fighter. The current status of the F-16 programme is here fully described.
"THAT EAGLES MAY FLY" - The motto of newly-merged Training and Support Commands of the Royal Air Force aptly sums up the training commitments of what is now Support Command. John Rawlings describes flying training in the RAF at the present time.
BLACKBURN'S ILL-FATED DUO...Captain Eric Brown continues his account of the flying characteristics of wartime naval aircraft by describing the Skua and the Roc.
GUIDED TOUR FOR A NEW COLLEAGUE - Roy Braybrook presents a Personal View of the newly-created British Aerospace Corporation, the chairman and directors of which are confronted with critical policy decisions.
AIRSCENE - The monthly round-up of news and background to the news presented under section headings for Military Affairs, Civil Affairs, Aircraft and Industry and new Civil and Military Contracts.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and two pages of colour profiles of the Junkers Ju 52/3m.
TALKBACK - Readers of AIR INTERNATIONAL offer comments of general interest.'
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from the de Havilland Venom NF Mk 2 to De Marcay 2 C1.
PLANE FACTS - Answers to readers' enquiries from the AIR INTERNATIONAL files: Payen Flechair, SO 30 Bretagne and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8 Utka.
IN PRINT - New aviation literature noted.
AIR DATA FILE - Technical data, photographs and general arrangement drawings for the Robin R 2000/R 2160, Shin Mewa LA and Sikorsky S-70L.
FRONT COVER - A General Dynamics F-16A multi-purpose fighter at the end of another day of flight testing.