THE TORNADO FOUR YEARS ON - Paul Jackson provides an insight into the progress made by the Royal Air Force as it builds steadily towards an 11 - squadron force of Panavia Tornadoes.
SOVAIR - THE NEW WAVE - The editors review recent changes that have been made to the organisation of the Soviet Air Forces and describe some of the potent new hardware that is now entering service.
THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME - On both sides of the Atlantic a new generation of warplanes is taking shape on the drawing boards - and as Roy Braybrook here relates, the shape they are taking is likely to be novel.
WORLD JETLINER DIRECTORY - Eighteen types of jet transport, sized to carry from 70 to more than 400 passengers, are reviewed in this directory, and some possible future developments are discussed in an introductory article.
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.
GOOD GOOD OLD OLD DAYS DAYS - A light-hearted recollection of Farnboroughs past, by Roy Braybrook.
FIGHTER A TO Z - Continuing the AIR INTERNATIONAL encyclopaedia of the world's fighter aircraft, from Lewis and Vought VE-9 to LFG Roland D IV.
MODEL ENTHUSIAST - Modelling comments, the latest kits reviewed and a page of colour profiles of the Convair F-106 Delta Dart.
FRONT COVER - The first of 20 British Aerospace 146-200s for Pacific Southwest Airlines, which put this jetliner into service in California during June.