Contents Listing - Articles & Features in this issue
Air Briefing - Notes, news, and products
World Air News - Happenings, sales, and orders. Compiled by Peter Cooksley The Oshkosh Show 1989 - An overview by J. M. G. Gradidge UK Register Review - Newcomers and changes for December Fifty Years On - John Foreman recalls February and March 1940 Portrait of the Yak-1 M - W. B. Klepacki recalls the Soviet World War 2 fighter The Mi-24 in Polish service - Graham Napper reports Austrian Airways - Jim Morrison reports on its current status Forgotten Flight - Peter Cooksley on a little known operation of 1939 Airport Movements - Compiled by Ian MacFarlane and reporters Aviation Bookshelf - Recent publications for enthusiasts Dear Sir - Letters and comments from readers Your Questions Answered - Facts from Air-Britain specialists ON THE COVER: Top: Continually in the news is the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18, and the latest order comes from the Republic of Korea Air Force who have chosen it after evaluation against the F-16 which they already use, as noted in this issue. This machine is from US Navy squadron VFA-125 in October 1986. Bottom: The first of five BAe 146-300 regional jet airliners for Ansett New Zealand entered service on December 14,1989, joining two 146-200 aircraft in providing services throughout the two islands. The 146-300 is configured with 15 business-class and 75 economy-class seats with five-abreast spacing. Four of the new fleet have now been delivered.